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Check out fresh Joe Quesada and Greg Horn art depicting NBA superstars Marvel style



As we reported, ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview issue, on sale now, will be receiving an infusion of super-powered energy Marvel style, as the likes of Olivier Coipel, Leinil Francis Yu, J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Kaare Andrews, the legendary John Romita Sr. and more contribute art depicting each team in the National Basketball Association in images paying homage to classic Marvel covers, characters and storylines.

ESPN The Magazine NBA Preview cover by Joe Quesada
We've got a sneak peek at Joe Quesada's cover featuring Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, as well as Greg Horn's take on the new Miami Heat power trio of "King James," Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade along with Team President Pat Riley.

Also, if you're a current subscriber to ESPN The Magazine, check out the entire slate of images in ESPN Insider! You'll just need to activate your Insider account. Then click WEST and EAST to see the complete set of images! Not a subscriber to ESPN The Magazine? Subscribe now.

Our friends at ESPN The Magazine also released the following statement: "When the Walt Disney Company, which owns ESPN, bought Marvel Entertainment last year, our reaction was quick: 'Sweet!' Not because we thought we'd be invited to the opening of 'Iron Man 2,' which didn't happen, but because we realized that now we could e-mail the guys who
The Miami Heat by Greg Horn
draw Spider-Man, The Hulk and Captain America and put a whole new spin on the idea of synergy-which is exactly what we did. Result? A pairing of Marvel's ability to create iconic images with our season preview of the NBA, the league that trumps all others in producing larger-than-life superstars. Together, we developed concepts for all 30 NBA teams, which Marvel's artists then turned into 'variant covers.' Combined with the rest of our 2010-11 outlook, it's a spectacle we think you won't want to miss."

Be sure and pick up ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview, on sale now!


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come on i was so pumped about this im a huge marvel readder and large basketball follwer from cleveland and our cover was sad i wish you guys could have made a better one instead of reminding us that lebron l3ft like we forgoot or something anything would have been better