ESPN magazine releases an annual special edition dubbed the Body Issue. This special issue, as the name suggests, celebrates the world’s athletes with the best bodies. The shots taken are usually pretty racy and features stunning bodies in nude and semi-nude poses. Each athlete also gets to tell his/her story and the issue is intended to inspire heath and fitness.

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This year Marvel superheroes will be celebrated as well. These ladies and guys are after all the world’s most elite athletes and ESPN magazine has teamed with various Marvel artists to bring a series of pictures of Marvel superheroes to this year’s Body Issue. Awesome artists include Sara Pichellli, Alex Maleev and Mike Deodato who have created sexy superheroes like Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Medusa, Daredevil, Luke Cage and The Incredible Hulk.

Check out some of the pictures below:

She-Hulk

 

She-Hulk by Frank Cho

She-Hulk by Frank Cho

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel by Sara Pichelli

Captain Marvel by Sara Pichelli

Iron Man

Iron Man by Mike Deodato

Iron Man by Mike Deodato

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk by Jim Cheung

The Incredible Hulk by Jim Cheung

Daredevil

Daredevil by Alex Maleev

Daredevil by Alex Maleev