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.,- July 20, 2022- hustl.announced today that former NFL Pro Bowler, MLB All-Star and NCAA All-American, Bo Jackson, takes the mantle as all of Marvel’s Avengers on a limited-edition variant cover to celebrate the release of AVENGERS #58. This exclusive variant will be available for purchase as a limited edition of 3,000 at TheHaul.com as of July 20, 2022.
Reputed as one of the greatest athletes of all time due to his All-Star level play as an NFL running back and MLB outfielder, Jackson joins the Avengers for his first appearance on a Marvel comic cover. As an athlete that could physically do it all, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman trophy as a member of the Auburn Tigers. He also received the 1985 Walter Camp Award and SEC Player of the Year Honors that same year. As one of college football’s greatest players of all time, he was named a two-time Consensus All-American (1983, 1985) and three-time First-team All-SEC (1982,1983, 1985). Jackson was also the first professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football.
“Representing the Avengers on the cover of a Marvel comic is amazing,” Bo Jackson announced. “Taking on the traits of some of the great Marvel Super Heroes is truly an honor. As the Avengers say, ‘Whatever it takes.’ “ – Bo Jackson
This special variant comic cover features art from Marvel artist Todd Nauck.
AVENGERS (2018) #58 continues the ongoing series by Inkpot Award winning-writer Jason Aaron and Marvel’s Young Guns Class of 2018 artist Javier Garron. In this story, The Avengers quest through time continues! Japan, the Edo period. They say he walks by night, wielding a blade forged by hellfire. And where he wanders, the penance flows like fountains of blood. He is the fabled Ghost Ronin, the samurai of vengeance, And alongside the Avengers, he will make his final stand against the lightning swords of the devil himself. While Jackson is not in the story or series, he will appear on this special variant cover as a limited edition collectible to start the debate that he could in fact be every Avenger.
“When you think of the ultimate heroes to ever play sports, Bo Jackson is always on that list. He is a transcendent athlete that inspires us on and off the field. Having him depicted with some of Marvel’s most beloved characters and iconography was a fitting way to pay tribute to such a one-of-a-kind sports legend. Avengers Assemble!”– Keri Harris, COO hustl.
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