New Marvel Variant Covers to Celebrate Inaugural College Football Playoff ... No, Really

Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Credit: Marvel Comics
Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Credit: Marvel Comics

So Disney owns Marvel Comics, and they also own ESPN, who hold the cable/broadcast rights to the NCAA’s new College Football Playoff series, which is how we get this – Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers.

We’ll let Marvel explain:

”This January, ESPN will host the first ever College Football Playoff – and your favorite Marvel Super Heroes are getting in on the excitement! Only one team can be crowned champion, but which teams will make the playoff? Ultimately, a twelve-person selection committee will decide. But until then, there will be lots of campaigning from the schools and teams still in the hunt. And some of your favorite Marvel characters and titles are creating campaign posters of their own! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the exciting College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers that will grace the front of 8 special Marvel titles in January!”

Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Credit: Marvel Comics

“Excitement couldn’t be higher for the first ever College Football Playoff,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in a press release. “As a salute to our sister company ESPN, we wanted to tap into all the excitement and fervor surrounding this monumental sporting event. With so much discussion and debate around swirling around, some of Marvel’s greatest super heroes wanted to get IN on the action”

“Don’t you think the Hulk would make a great linebacker?”

Indeed.

Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Marvel’s College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers
Credit: Marvel Comics

Available in Direct Market comic book shops in January, here are the 8 titles that will “sport” (get it?) the variant covers:

· ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3
· AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
· ANT-MAN #1
· AVENGERS #40
· HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #4
· HULK #10
· LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #7
· THE PUNISHER #14

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