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Published April 20, 2020

ESPN and Marvel Reimagine Comic Book Covers for the NFL Draft

Look through five classic comics updated with Jalen Hurts, Kyle Dugger, D’Andre Swift, Derrick Brown, and Isaiah Simmons!

Face front, True Believers, and see the facade of the House of Ideas get a feisty facelift for the good ol' gridiron!

That's right, ESPN and Marvel Comics have teamed up to craft special comic covers commemorating a quintet of competitors headed for the 2020 NFL Draft!

Referencing some of the mightiest mags in Marvel history, from a modern classic featuring the God of Thunder to an otherworldly Web-Slingin' icon of the '80s, some of the most beloved artists at the House of Ideas transformed Jalen Hurts, Kyle Dugger, D’Andre Swift, Derrick Brown, and Isaiah Simmons into their own amazing animated Super Hero analogs.

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Flip through the football floppies right here, o frantic ones! First up...

Jalen Hurts by Marcio Fiorito and Carlos Lopez, after THOR (2007) #1 by Olivier Coipel

Jalen Hurts / Thor

Kyle Dugger by J.L. Giles and Chris Sotomayor, after SECRET WARS (1984) #8 by Mike Zeck

KYLE DUGGER BY J.L. GILES AND CHRIS SOTOMAYOR, AFTER SECRET WARS (1984) #8 BY MIKE ZECK

D’Andre Swift by Joey Vazquez, after Captain America (1968) #109 by Jack Kirby and Syd Shore

D’ANDRE SWIFT BY JOEY VAZQUEZ, AFTER CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #109 BY JACK KIRBY AND SYD SHORE

Derrick Brown by Mike McKone and Carlos Lopez, after Iron Man (1968) #126 by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton

DERRICK BROWN BY MIKE MCKONE AND CARLOS LOPEZ, AFTER IRON MAN (1968) #126 BY JOHN ROMITA JR. AND BOB LAYTON

Isaiah Simmons by Yvel Guichet, Chris Sotomayor, and Wayne Faucher, after Black Panther (2016) #1 by Brian Stelfreeze

ISAIAH SIMMONS BY YVEL GUICHET, CHRIS SOTOMAYOR, AND WAYNE FAUCHER, AFTER BLACK PANTHER (2016) #1 BY BRIAN STELFREEZE

Watch the 2020 NFL Draft live on ESPN from this Thursday, April 23 through the 25!