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Eagles, Marvel Comics team up to create Brian Dawkins poster

The Eagles, Marvel Comics, and AAA have teamed up to commemorate the career of Brian Dawkins with a super-unique poster depicting the future Hall of Famer as the X-Men’s Wolverine.

Eagles, Marvel Comics team up to create Brian Dawkins poster

Brian Dawkins as "Weapon X"
Brian Dawkins as "Weapon X"

The Eagles, Marvel Comics, and AAA have teamed up to commemorate the career of Brian Dawkins with a super-unique poster depicting the future Hall of Famer as the X-Men’s Wolverine.

Dawkins was never subtle in his affinity for the mutant superhero: his locker was stuffed with Wolverine figures and his nickname, ‘Weapon X’, comes from a spin-off series of comics starring Wolverine. Even his famous pre-game psyche-up routine was inspired by Wolverine.

It’s only fitting that the Eagles will pay tribute to the real-life Weapon X by partnering with Marvel Comics. Artist Jorge Molina inked #20 in a classic Wolverine pose at midfield of Lincoln Financial Field, with the Philadelphia skyline in the background.

“Every week, Eagles fans witnessed Brian transform himself from a humble, mild-mannered man to the fearless competitor that he was on Sundays,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski in a press release. “He was a special player – ferocious, intense, fearless, intelligent – and on top of that, he was an incredible leader. His connection with our fans was one-of-a-kind, which is why we are excited to be working with Marvel and AAA to provide those fans with a souvenir that captures Brian in his element as ‘Weapon X.’”

The statement continues: "A peaceful family man while off the field, once he donned his #20 jersey, Brian Dawkins -- inspired by and embodying the best traits of the tenacious and unstoppable Wolverine -- was one of the most intense, hard-hitting, resilient and respected players in the history of the game. Marvel is excited and honored to partner with the Eagles and AAA in honoring one of Philly's finest."

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