PRO FOOTBALL LEGEND BRIAN DAWKINS AND MARVEL’S WOLVERINE STORM THE FOOTBALL FIELD ON EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER CELEBRATING WOLVERINE #22 COMIC BOOK RELEASE
hustl. introduces another exclusive variant cover in their line of rare collectibles featuring world class athletes and entertainers alongside iconic Marvel characters on official Marvel Comics releases.
HUNTINGTON, N.Y.,- June 15, 2022- hustl. announced today that Pro Football legend Brian Dawkins and Marvel’s Wolverine, will take to the gridiron on a limited-edition comic book variant cover to celebrate the release of WOLVERINE #22. This exclusive variant is a limited edition of only 3,000 books and is available for purchase at TheHaul.com as of June 15, 2022.
Regarded as one of the greatest safeties of all time, Dawkins takes the field for his first appearance on a Marvel comic cover. Known by many as the NFL’s “Weapon X” due to his relentless aggression as a player, Dawkins was named to 9 Pro Bowls, 5 All-Pro first teams, and made an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX with the Philadelphia Eagles during his outstanding 16-year career.
“Evoking the Berserker Barrage tenacity of Wolverine allowed me to transform into another personality when I stepped on the field. Being featured side by side with Wolverine on the cover of a Marvel Comic… WOW… ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Never dreamed that big. It’s a tremendous surprise & truly a special honor!!” – Brian Dawkins
This special comic book variant cover features art from Marvel artist Carlos Pacheco. “It has been an absolute pleasure to combine in one image the strength of two of today´s heroes for young Americans, a legendary football player and a powerful Marvel character. To be chosen for this project is something that I didn’t expect but has made me proud, and I hope you liked the result.” said Carlos.
WOLVERINE #22 continues the ongoing series by writer Benjamin Percy and artist Adam Kubert. In this story, Wolverine is trapped in an adamantium prison and it’s likely Deadpool’s fault. But the betrayal of Wolverine’s former ally Maverick stings most of all! Just what is so valuable that it pits mutant against mutant… against the C.I.A.? While Dawkins is not in the story or Wolverine series, he will appear on this special variant cover as a limited edition collectible to celebrate his affinity for the original Weapon X, Wolverine.
“Fans know how much Brian loves Marvel and how he embodied Wolverine’s ferociousness when he took the field. So for us it was a natural fit for them to team up together on this limited edition variant.” – Keri Harris, COO hustl.