HUNTINGTON, NY – OCTOBER 5, 2021 – hustl. , a breakthrough sports and entertainment agency, announced today that New York Football Giants superstar Saquon Barkley and legendary Marvel Super Hero the Black Panther, will salute the Panther’s homeland together on a limited-edition variant cover in celebration of the release of BLACK PANTHER #1, in stores November 10.
This special variant comic cover from hustl. features art by fan-favorite illustrator, Ron Lim, and is available for purchase IMMEDIATELY in very limited quantities at TheHaul.com. https://hustl.agency/saquon
Drafted by the New York Giants as the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, Saquon Barkley has become one of the most dynamic and popular running backs in the NFL. In his first season, Barkley set various league and franchise records and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Penn State Consensus All-American and NFL Pro Bowler continues to impress on the field with his explosive athleticism as well as off the field with his charitable work for the Michael Ann & Saquon Barkley Hope Foundation.
“I’ve been a Marvel fan my entire life, so appearing on a Marvel comic cover side-by-side with T’Challa, the Black Panther is absolutely a dream come true,” Saquon Barkley announced, “I’m excited for fans to see us together – Wakanda Forever!”
BLACK PANTHER #1 marks the launch of a brand-new series by Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley ( 12 Years a Slave) and Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Juann Cabal. In this new ongoing series, secrets from T’Challa’s past have come back to haunt him, and if the truth comes out, it could cost T’Challa everything. While Saquon Barkley is not featured in the story or series, he will appear on this special variant cover as a limited-edition collectible to celebrate Marvel and sports fans.
“We could not have asked for a better comic book or athlete for the launch of our collectible variant covers program, ” said Keri Harris, Chief Operating Officer of hustl. , “An insanely talented athlete and a wonderful and generous person, Saquon will be the first in a line of greats to appear on our exclusive, specially designed Marvel variant covers.”
This limited-edition collectible, which features Saquon Barkley and the Black Panther in the iconic “Wakanda Forever” salute, is initially available for the special, limited-time, New York Comic Con price of $29.99. Autographed copies are also available in extremely scarce quantities. Each variant comic book will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and each premium signed issue will also be hand-numbered.
BLACK PANTHER #1
Written by JOHN RIDLEY
Art by JUANN CABAL
ON SALE NOVEMBER 10, 2021