Marvel Teams with ESPN for College Football Playoff "IN" Variant Covers

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 at 7:58am PST

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In January, Marvel Comics celebrates ESPN's first ever College Football Playoff with a series of variant covers declaring the company's heroes' interest in the event. Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and more declare themselves "IN" for the event.

A total of eight variants will cover Marvel titles in January, with the publisher debuting half of them today, featuring art by Ed McGuinness ("Ant-Man"), Carlos Pacheco ("Captain America") and Adi Granov ("Hawkeye vs. Deadpool").

All New Captain America 3 IN VariantAnt Man 1 IN Variant
Hawkeye Vs Deadpool 4 IN VariantThe Punisher 14 IN Variant

Official Press Release

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!

“Excitement couldn’t be higher for the first ever College Football Playoff,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “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?”

Available only in comic shops in the month of January, these eight exciting Marvel titles are “IN” for the College Football Playoff on ESPN:

·         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

“We’re partnering with ESPN like never before,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re thrilled to bring the excitement of the first ever College Football Playoff to the world of Marvel Comics and vice versa. Look for these exciting variants in comic shops in the first week of January!”

As the best of the best test their mettle on the gridiron, don’t miss these eight exciting variant covers on-sale in January!  

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 IN VARIANT (OCT148183)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 IN VARIANT (OCT148184)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

ANT-MAN #1 IN VARIANT (OCT148185)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

AVENGERS #40 IN VARIANT (OCT148186)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #4 IN VARIANT (OCT148187)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

HULK #10 IN VARIANT (OCT148188)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #7 IN VARIANT (OCT148189)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

THE PUNISHER #12 IN VARIANT (OCT148190)
FOC – 12/8/14, On Sale 1/7/15

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