C2E2: Athlitacomics Brings Protectors #1, Win a Copy Signed by Israel Idonije

The Protectors #1 cover

Israel Idonije, Chicago Bears defensive lineman, appeared at C2E2 to debut a special limited edition #1 of his series The Protectors, put out by Athlitacomics.

Idonije came up with the idea during training camp years ago. The series combines two basic concepts — sports heroes and super heroes — into an adventure where athletic stars get superpowers. The comic is created by two long-standing professionals; Ron Marz writes and Bart Sears draws. Marz, when I spoke to him, was excited and “reinvigorated” to be working on the book, saying that it gave him the same excitement he had reading classic hero teams as a kid. It seems like a great concept for younger readers.

The Protectors #1 cover

This #1 issue has some establishing setup and character profiles of the five team members — a player each from football, basketball, baseball, soccer (the woman), and hockey. There’s a five-issue arc to start, and the company plans to announce a publishing deal soon. Most importantly, I have a copy signed by Idonije and Marz to give away to one lucky reader. If you’re interested in entering this contest, please leave a comment below with your favorite sports comic — Eyeshield 21? Tank McNamara? NFL SuperPro? Whatever it is, let me know before Friday, May 2, at 5 PM Eastern.

Israel Idonije and Ron Marz at C2E2

Israel Idonije and Ron Marz at C2E2

(U.S. addresses only, please. Winners will be emailed to confirm address. If email is not answered within 24 hours or a valid email address is not provided, a replacement winner will be selected. Your email won’t be used for any other purpose.)



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