Marvel and espnW Teamed Up to Turn Women in Sports Into Superheroes

Last year, espnW did something special for their second annual IMPACT25 list–a group of 25 female athletes and influencers that broke boundaries and inspired–they combined forces with Marvel Comics and had the entire group drawn up like the superheroes they are. The results are every bit as stunning as you would expect them to be, starting with the unmatchable Serena Williams as a hero named Super Galactic Slam by Elizabeth Torque.

More of these gorgeous covers below!

Many of these protraits are even more exciting in the wake of the 2016 Olympics, such as Kevin Wada’s rendering of Simone Biles:

espnW and Marvel, IMPACT25, Simone Biles

Simone Biles by Kevin Wada

Or Simone Manuel by Laura Braga:

espnW and Marvel, IMPACT25, Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel by Laura Braga

X Games’s youngest gold medalist ever, Chloe Kim (RB Silva, Walden Wong, and Rachelle Rosenberg):

espnW and Marvel, IMPACT25, Chloe Kim

Chloe Kim by RB Silva (pencils); Walden Wong (inks); Rachelle Rosenberg (color)

Special Olympics Gold medal winner at the 100 meters–who put off chemotherapy to compete with stage-4 breast cancer–Olivia Quigley (Alti Firmansyah and Jessica Kholinne):

espnW and Marvel, IMPACT25, Olivia Quigley

Olivia Quigley by Alti Firmansyah (pencils & inks); Jessica Kholinne (color)

And of course, Annie Wu’s stunning depiction of Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to bear the title of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre:

espnW and Marvel, IMPACT25, Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland by Annie Wu

There are 20 more of these heroic illustrations, so head over and take a peek!

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