Marvel Supports College Football Playoff with Variant Covers

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:

  • ANT-MAN #1
  • AVENGERS #40
  • HULK #10

“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!