ESPN’s The Body Issue: Marvel Super Heroes Edition

ESPN unveiled this annual "The Body Issue" this week, which features the naked bodies of athletes across a range of sports. This year, they added a special "Super Heroes Edition", showcasing a range of Marvel characters.

"Every day, all over the world, Marvel's top comic book artists flex their creative muscles to illustrate the world's mightiest super heroes. In the spirit of The Magazine's visual celebration of athleticism, dedication and strength, a mix of those same artists took to their drawing boards to craft bold images of Marvel's characters like never before."

See a few of the illustrations above, and see the rest over at