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OT: The True C we need! (Marvel Comics)

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OT: The True C we need! (Marvel Comics) 

Post#1 » by L3M0NAD3 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:26 pm

**Note** INSIDER only.

http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/flash/insider/zoomGallery?section=gen&photoGalleryId=5707892

The NBA preview features artwork by popular Marvel Comics artists and depicts each team in classic covers/storylines from Marvel history.

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Alpha Flight is a team of obscure superheroes from Canada. The same could be said of the Raptors -- minus the superheroes part. Marvel figured the eight-foot sasquatch and speedy Northstar (shown sporting a No. 96 jersey) could give Toronto a boost on D: The Raptors allowed a league-worst 119 points per 100 possessions with starters Andrea Bargnani (7) and Jose Calderon (8) on the floor. High-flying DeMar DeRozan (10) might be the team's next star -- which means he'll fly the coop as soon as he can.


I thought this was quite funny and the write up is absolutely spot on.
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Post#2 » by Cool-Hand-Luke » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:28 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

keep the cheap shots coming......oh this season will be a long one.....
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Post#3 » by LittleOzzy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:32 pm

Without posting anymore articles, can you post some more of the creative covers?
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Post#4 » by Brew666 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:35 pm

I love how all the recognizable superheroes have no clue who they're looking at
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Post#5 » by L3M0NAD3 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:35 pm

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Post#6 » by PoloUte » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:38 pm

L3M0NAD3 wrote:
High-flying DeMar DeRozan (10) might be the team's next star -- which means he'll fly the coop as soon as he can.



Funniest and truest part of the write-up
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Post#7 » by fredericklove » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:39 pm

L3M0NAD3 wrote:Image

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wicked photos :lol:
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Post#8 » by L3M0NAD3 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:47 pm

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And I thought this was very very funny.
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Post#9 » by LittleOzzy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:53 pm

Those are amazing, thanks for posting a few extra.
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Post#10 » by OvertimeNO » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:54 pm

I thought Sasquatch was dead?

/nerd

Edit: Whoops, he's alive again.
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Post#11 » by Mr.Raptorsingh » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:56 pm

Nice job with the artwork, Marvel.
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Post#12 » by Headliner » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:58 pm

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A throwback to the infinity gauntlet? Sweeeet
That was one of my favorite series and probably the reason I got really into comics. That came out when I was in Grade 3, so that's a really old school throw back.
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Post#13 » by Cool-Hand-Luke » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:59 pm

L3M0NAD3 wrote:Image

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And I thought this was very very funny.
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The "United We Stand" one is the best. Just need to add drink cups being thrown at them and the Cavaliers homecourt logo under their feet.
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Post#14 » by OvertimeNO » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:00 pm

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L3M0NAD3 wrote:
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A throwback to the infinity gauntlet? Sweeeet
That was one of my favorite series and probably the reason I got really into comics. That came out when I was in Grade 3, so that's a really old school throw back.


Hard to believe that Thanos used to be a respectable supervillain. Also, lol @ Thor just lobbing his hammer at Kobe
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Post#15 » by L3M0NAD3 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:00 pm

LittleOzzy wrote:Those are amazing, thanks for posting a few extra.


No problem.

These artist renditions satisfy the b-ball fan and the comic book fan in me lol.

/nerd as well.
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Post#16 » by L3M0NAD3 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:01 pm

It got cut off in the picture but the Cleveland one has the headline "King James No More"

EDIT: Updated the Cleveland cover.
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Post#17 » by ontnut » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:15 pm

Dang that's some nice artwork, and some pretty cool perspectives at the teams/players.
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Post#18 » by 99 Problems » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:24 pm

The way they drew the big 3 in this picture makes them look like African tribesman with spears, like those slavery caricatures... Especially Wade, who looks like he's 83 years old and crying ....

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Why does Rose look like he's 45 years old? And somehow I knew that was Boozer at first glance :lol: ...

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Post#19 » by Lionel Messi » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:26 pm

I don't know, how long do you suppose it would take Sasquatch to get accustomed to a different language and different city, 5 years? 6?
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Post#20 » by OvertimeNO » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:26 pm

99 Problems wrote:The way they drew the big 3 in this picture makes them look like African tribesman with spears, like those slavery caricatures... Especially Wade, who looks like he's 83 years old and crying ....

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Wade looks like Jamal Crawford's grandfather.
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