Even if you don’t follow the NFL with fervor, you have probably heard of Tim Tebow, this year’s quarterback media sensation. Home-schooled and extremely religious, the Broncos’ field marshal combines the basically hapless – he can barely throw a football — with the incredibly heroic — he once played half a high school game with a broken leg. He’s also given to giving credit for his late-in-the-game comebacks to play calling by the Big Guy upstairs. More controversially, he’s the originator of the act now known as “Tebowing” — genuflecting in prayer after a big play right then and there no matter what the situation.
While they don’t equate him with a miracle, Disney stablemates ESPN and Marvel have teamed up for a brief cartoon painting Tebow as a superhero. The segment is barely a minute long, and really only features some stills drawn in the mighty Marvel style, so “minimum comics content.” And no Tebowing.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.