Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Wade Miley didn't make the temporary Incredible Hulk tattoo from his son, Jeb, permanent as teammate Nick Castellanos suggested he do because Miley has said he fears needles.
But the story of that temporary tattoo, which Miley said helped inspire his no-hitter in May, has led artist Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment, to create an exclusive poster that the Reds will give fans (while supplies last) in attendance at next Saturday's (July 17) game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park.
More from Marvel.com about the poster and Crosby's special connection to the Reds:
The father and son connection continues from Wade Miley and his son Jeb, to Marvel's Brian Crosby and his own father, Ed Crosby. Brian is no stranger to baseball or the Cincinnati Reds, as his father Ed Crosby, is a former player for the legendary baseball franchise. This great father and son legacy will continue as Brian Crosby and his father Ed will be on-hand at the game in Cincinnati on July 17 and will be honored by throwing out the first pitch.
“From the moment I saw Wade Miley’s historic no-hitter and noticed the Hulk tattoo on his arm and then heard the story about his son, I knew we needed to find a way to honor this moment here at Marvel." Crosby shared. "To me, the Hulk is a Super Hero that learns to control his inner rage and channels it to serve the greater good not unlike the focus and control it takes to find success in Major League Baseball let alone throw a no-hitter. As a lifelong baseball fan and son of a former Cincinnati Red, it was an honor to illustrate this poster and hopefully capture a moment that celebrates Wade’s incredible achievement in the mighty Marvel manner!”
As part of the collaboration between Marvel and the Reds, fans attending the game on July 17 will be able to meet Brian Crosby, Ed Crosby (and the Hulk himself!), at the Champions Gallery inside the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum from 4 to 6 p.m. to meet fans and sign posters. Paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum gains you access to the meet and greet, a signed poster and a photo with Brian and the Hulk.
And from the Reds:
As part of this special Reds and Marvel collaboration, fans can meet Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment and illustrator of the commemorative poster featuring Wade and the Hulk! Brian will be appearing at the Champions Gallery inside the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore from 4 to 6 p.m. to meet fans and sign posters, and will be joined by the Hulk. Plus, Brian’s father and former Reds infielder Ed Crosby will also be on hand to meet fans and sign a photo from his days as a Red!
Paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum gains you access to the meet and greet, a signed poster and a photo with Brian and the Hulk.
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