ESPN & Marvel Join Forces for 2018 College Football Playoff Comic Covers

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ESPN & Marvel Join Forces for 2018 College Football Playoff Comic Covers

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  • Four new covers released to promote marquee matchups over Labor Day weekend on ESPN and a new season of the College Football Playoff Era
  • Behind-the-scenes videos show artists throughout the creative process

College football returns in full Super Hero mode this season on ESPN with a robust schedule that is unrivaled and unmatched in the industry. To celebrate, ESPN and Marvel have unveiled four comic book covers that feature school mascots facing off over Labor Day weekend. For the fifth consecutive year, ESPN and Marvel have teamed up to create one-of-a-kind artwork that pays homage to classic Marvel covers.

Additionally, ESPN and Marvel have created two behind-the-scenes videos that highlight the creative process of bringing these unique visions to life.

ESPN college football analyst and reporter Maria Taylor also joined Marvel’s Women of Marvel podcast to discuss the launch and the upcoming college football season. The episode is available now at

Louisville vs. Alabama (Sept. 1) Invincible Iron Man #66 Gil Kane Ron Lim, Roberto Poggi, Carlos Lopez
Miami vs. LSU (Sept. 2) The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #29 Earl Norem Yvel Guichet, Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Oregon State vs. Ohio State (Sept. 1) Civil War II #3 (variant) Michael Cho, Claudia Davila Juan Doe
Washington vs. Auburn (Sept. 1) Civil War II #1 Marco Djurdjevic Ariel Olivetti


ESPN’s first three-week schedule launches a regular season-long campaign, culminating with six conference championship games and leading into a postseason featuring 35 Bowl Games – including the New Year’s Six – and the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. ESPN will also air every snap of the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit © 2018 MARVEL


Angela Yang

I am a Senior Publicist in ESPN Communications based in New York, focusing on affiliate and digital PR. I am a proud University of Georgia alum, graduating with a double major in Public Relations and Sociology. Prior to joining ESPN, I worked in entertainment publicity at NBCUniversal, FOX and Turner in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, I am a die-hard Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs fan.
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