Idonije turns athletes into superheroes

January, 25, 2013
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ProtectorsCourtesy of Athleta ComicsThe Bears defensive end's new comic book merges the worlds of sports and superheroes.
Amidst the usual crowd of comic-book illustrators, writers and actors at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this April, a new player will make his grand entrance: a defensive end.

At C2E2, Israel Idonije of the Chicago Bears will unveil his debut comic book, "The Protectors." This “passion project,” as Idonije describes it, has been in the works since 2007, when he brainstormed the idea during training camp.

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Anna Katherine Clemmons is a contributing writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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