ESPN & Marvel Team Up For 2018 College Football Comic Covers

The 2018 college football season officially kicks off in less than two weeks and ESPN has teamed up with Marvel Comics to highlight some of the marquee matchups on opening weekend. Thursday, Aug. 16, ESPN unveiled four comic book style covers for opening weekend games including Louisville vs. Alabama, Washington vs. Auburn, Oregon State vs. Ohio State, and Miami vs, LSU.
The four covers show mascot faceoffs for the big games that will take place over Labor Day weekend.
In addition to the comic book covers — which each have their own special name, ESPN college football reporter Maria Taylor joined Marvel’s Women of Marvel podcast to discuss the upcoming season and the ESPN/Marvel cover launch which you can hear here.
Here are the covers.

Louisville vs. Alabama

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Marvel Comic Title: Invincible Iron Man #66
Original Artist: Gil Kane
Homage Artist: Ron Lim, Roberto Poggi, Carlos Lopez

Miami vs. LSU

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Marvel Comic Title: The Deadly Hands of Kung Fun #29
Original Artist: Earl Norem
Homage Artist: Yvel Guichet, Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Oregon State vs. Ohio State

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Marvel Comic Title: Civil War II #3 (variant)
Original Artist: Michael Cho, Claudia Davila
Homage Artist: John Doe

Washington vs. Auburn

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Marvel Comic Title: Civil War II #1
Original Artist: Marco Djurdjevic
Homage Artist: Ariel Olivetti
You can see two behind-the-scenes videos of the making of each cover below.


Louisville vs. Alabama


Miami vs. LSU






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