— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

MARVEL AT THE NBA.

We all love a collaboration/mash-up now and again, well, this one’s just lovely. A collaboration between ESPN (The Magazine), Marvel Comics and the NBA for their 2010/2011 NBA season preview is a fabulous idea, and beautifully executed. Beyond the novelty of the idea, what’s especially nice about this is the way that each cover brings to life the subplot of each NBA team (The Cavaliers cover being of particular poignancy) It shows that great sports (like Basketball and the NBA in particular) are heady mixtures of soap opera and superhuman athletic achievements. Therefore, what better medium to express that with than comicbooks? Check out a few of my faves after the jump. The full (hi-res) collection is here.



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