Higher, further, faster! Over the weekend, Blackbird artist Jen Bartel teased an exciting new collaboration with a super famous shoe manufacturer featuring none other than Captain Marvel. No, not VANS or Converse, though the former did release Carol Danvers-themed Sk8-His last year. Bartel revealed through a series of tweets that she designed a series of Captain Marvel shoes for ADIDAS and Foot Locker. Apparently, the big reveal will happen on Friday — the same day Captain Marvel hits theaters.
On Friday, March 2, Bartel tweeted “Coming soon” and attached an image marrying four logos: ADIDAS, Bartel, Captain Marvel and Foot Locker. She followed up with photos of one of her dogs, Frejya, showing off an ADIDAS box.
I can’t even tell you all how touched and grateful I am for all of your excitement and support—it means the world, truly. I will be sharing more about the release over the next few days, keep your eyes peeled 🙏🏼💖 Frejya is ready to show you too 😘 #HigherFurtherFaster ❤️💙🌟 pic.twitter.com/k77iIZdD1H
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) March 2, 2019
Finally, she posted an animated Carol Danvers GIF dancing in front of a galaxy-themed version of the logo image. “Mark your calendars,” she wrote, along with a date: Mar. 8.
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) March 3, 2019
At this time, we don’t have further information about what to expect from this collaboration. As of Monday, neither ADIDAS nor Foot Locker has posted teasers of their own. However, based on Bartel’s previous comics, illustration and apparel work, we’re sure we can count on bright colors and slick designs.
This also isn’t the first time Bartel has produced Captain Marvel content. In 2018, she did a variant cover for The Life of Captain Marvel #4 that showed Carol flying above a lake.
My variant for The Life of Captain Marvel #4 🌟 available at your LCS this October! 💫 This one is being printed as a virgin cover (without any logos or cover dress) to keep it clean and focused on the art 😚💖 pic.twitter.com/9NbL5VjBXo
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) July 24, 2018
Stay tuned for more information and mark your calendars for Mar. 8, per instructions from Bartel. You also might want to make some room in your closet. Just in case.
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