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Marvel teams with ESPN for LeBron James tribute

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Marvel has reteamed with corporate sibling ESPN to commemorate LeBron James’ return to Cleveland with a special cover for ESPN The Magazine.

The illustration by Miguel Sepulveda, depicting James soaring above the city, is a sequel to the magazine’s 2010 homage to “Spider-Man No More!” that marked his departure for the Miami Heat.

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LeBron James drops ‘Batman’ mask, Greg Land offers another

Art by Greg Land

Art by Greg Land

After suffering a broken nose, Miami Heat forward LeBron James returned to the court last week sporting a black protective mask some compared to those worn by Batman and Bane. However, it was hot and uncomfortable, leaving him in search for alternatives.

“I’ve been talking to Marvel Comics for the last couple of days, and DC Comics, to try to come up with one of the greatest masks of all time,” James told The Associated Press. “So we’ll see what happens.”

But on Friday, the NBA asked that he not wear the black mask — hey, even teammate Dwyane Wade conceded “it looks weird” — so James instead debuted a clear one in Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic. Greg Land had other ideas, however, designing a star-spangled option that Marvel tweeted on Tuesday was “in honor of last night’s super heroics” (James scored 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats as the heat won 124-107).

As Bleacher Report notes, “Land’s design pretty much sums up how James is playing lately.”

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