Everton's “Marvel-ous” kit reveal

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Everton and Umbro have revealed a daring new green third kit for the 2015/16 season with the help of Marvel illustrator, Will Sliney.

Umbro and the Blues commissioned the artist and Evertonian to create comic book drawings of the players wearing the new third kit, which will see the team sport a green outfield strip for the first time in the Club’s history against Southampton on 15th August.

The kit comprises of a green crew-neck shirt with the Club crest and Chang logo in a contrasting, striking orange, with black shorts and green socks.

The reverse of the third shirt, like the home and away, carries an 'NSNO' insignia on the back neck area, a reference to the Club’s famous ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’ motto.

The 2015/16 third kit goes on sale on Wednesday, August 26, both in store and online and is available for men, women, juniors, infants and babies.

Will has created a bespoke piece of art to showcase the strip featuring Ross Barkley, Leighton Baines, Tom Cleverley, Gerard Deulofeu, Romelu Lukaku and Blues’ boss Roberto Martinez.

Cork-based Will said: “I've been drawing Everton players as well as comic book superheroes for as long as I can remember. There was always a Duncan Ferguson or a Tony Cottee on the fridge next to Spiderman and Wolverine, so to be invited to be part of this new kit launch is a great honour for me.”

To pre-order the 2015/16 Everton third kit visit evertondirect.com from 8am on Monday, August 3 or Everton One or Everton Two during store opening hours.


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Kelvin Thomas
1 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:17:53
Different. I like it!
Stephen O'Donnell
2 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:23:11
It’s great. I love it. I hope it’s a lucky successful strip for us this coming season.
Jamie Barlow
3 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:23:56
I like it. I like it....a lot.
Denis Richardson
4 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:23:57
I have to say they look quite cool....

I will have to see where I can get a cheap knock-off... :-)

James Stewart
5 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:25:57
Love it. Great to see some different creatives being involved in the design.

This is miles better than our away kit.

James Byrne
6 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:31:51
It looks different and may give the players an extra edge. Great idea.
Mike Green
7 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:36:41
Tim Greeley
8 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:40:08
Away at Southampton has recently proven to be the ultimate shitfest of each season, so why the hell not dress up like a team of Toxic Avengers!?

The white stripes away kit has looked cool in action but this one......we shall see.

We just better damn win the home opener.

Peter Z Jones
9 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:43:07
I attended the University of Miami so you can consider this bought.
Duncan McDine
10 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:49:12
Yep it’s really nice. Thumbs up from me... This one will be a big seller, me finks.
Jake Lucas
11 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:52:10
Really like this. Good work!
John Daley
12 Posted 31/07/2015 at 16:54:58
When you’re saying you like it, what are you actually going off? Just the comic book style rendition of it and the cropped image of the chest area, or are there actual ’real’ images of the full look somewhere? The first two don’t really constitute conclusive evidence of what it will look like ’in the flesh’. If they allowed that sort of malarkey on dating sites, for example, even Janet Street Porter could end up coming across like Jessica Rabbit.

The comic book cover is clearly full-on fantasy. I mean, just look at it. All the players are wearing black boots, Ross Barkley has got his back turned like he’s not even arsed and the entire game’s just passing him by, and as for Martinez? As if he would just stand there on the sidelines, totally motionless, with his arms folded, watching his players run about like a totally disorganised rabble. Err... ok, probably more realistic than I first gave it credit for.

Steve Moore
13 Posted 31/07/2015 at 17:00:54
Love everything about it John. The best looking kit in years. It has to overtake the dreadful 2nd kit.
Richard Reeves
14 Posted 31/07/2015 at 17:07:53
I like it but as always there’s something that is added that doesn’t need to be there and that is the black band at the bottom of the shirt. What is it with Everton and bands?

Still, it is a nice looking kit, different but also quite plain (which I tend to like) and I think it will sell well.
Paul Montgomery
15 Posted 31/07/2015 at 17:15:02
I can foresee a desperate change of kit at half time when we are 3-0 down owing to the players not being able to see each other against the green grass... and weren’t Man Utd 3-0 down playing away at Southampton in their grey kit? As the fashionista say -- courageous choice of colour and venue!
James Marshall
16 Posted 31/07/2015 at 17:18:29
I bet Stones was at the top originally, and he hurriedly had to draw the manager in instead.....
James Flynn
17 Posted 31/07/2015 at 17:19:56
JD (10) - God, you’re a character.

First saw the image on EvertonUSA. Is this aimed at the US market? We’ve been at war for most of the last 14 years. This color shirt looks a LOT like tee-shirts our Soldiers and Marines might wear. And that color is part of the uniform pattern.

An oblique entry into the US EPL merchandising market, perhaps?

Austin Smith
19 Posted 31/07/2015 at 18:03:55
Ha, Love how he painted Barkley with an old school Ronaldo haircut!
Paul Kossoff
20 Posted 31/07/2015 at 18:10:59
Any chance of signing the Marvel agents for Everton?
Graham Mockford
21 Posted 31/07/2015 at 18:18:58
John Daley,

Well observed but I’m more worried that our new signing from Barcelona only appears to have one leg, maybe his struggles last year are more easily explained.

Karl Parsons
22 Posted 31/07/2015 at 18:41:17
Uber cool!
Paul Kossoff
23 Posted 31/07/2015 at 18:47:44
Graham 20, the picture clearly shows Deulofeu giving Rom a sly backheel up the backside with the hope that Rom puts a shift in this season.
James Morgan
24 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:00:58
I'm surprised the Premier League hasn't clocked on to what the NRL clubs do these days with their Marvel themed kits. They look great in my opinion and add something a bit novel to the same old bland jerseys. Especially when you're a super hero geek like me too! Would no doubt boost a few sales I reckon.
Brian Hill
25 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:01:08
Peter Z Jones, how does the University of Miami fit in to this thread?
Timothy Blanshard
26 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:02:06
I like it a lot even though it looks a bit army, you never know it might help us do some better maneuvers while on duty.
Eugene Ruane
27 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:03:45
I might wear the version Martinez is wearing as it doesn’t have ’Chang’ on it...and the badge is white rather than orange.

By the way, when I say Martinez, I mean Martinez the cartoon.

(Actually that could still be a little confusing - when I say Martinez the cartoon, I mean the drawing of Roberto Martinez -- that should do it!)

Jay Woods
28 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:04:36
So we're wearing it away to Southampton because... blue clashes with red and white stripes?

This is one of my pate hates: needless kit changing.

Colin Glassar
29 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:06:17
It's better than that grey one.
Steve Bell
30 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:08:07
Sorry, but this is ridiculous.
Paul Mackie
31 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:08:26
I...I have nothing bad to say about this. Love the kit, love the presentation!
John Malone
32 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:10:12
I can’t understand how anyone likes it. We’re going to look like a team of army cadets or boy scouts wearing that I think is a shocker!
Darryl Ritchie
33 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:12:16
Kinda agree with Timothy@24. Very army-ish feel to it. I do like it, though.
Keith Harrison
34 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:31:28
It looks okay if you’re going on manoeuvres, fishing or poaching rabbits. A green kit, playing on grass? I seem to recall Manures ’grey’ kit being swallowed up in the crowd against Southampton years ago.

Don’t like it at first glance.

Mark Farrar
35 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:38:38
Kit naff, cartoon class.
Joe McMahon
36 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:41:36
I like it a lot. I wonder why John Stones is not in the picture?
Brian Cleveland
37 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:47:16
I've never been into camouflage colours... I’m less convinced by this than with the pyjamas!

However, a different approach to the presentation is interesting.

Danny O'Neill
38 Posted 31/07/2015 at 19:58:33
Why have they put Deulofeu next to a drawing of Seamus?!
Anthony Hawkins
40 Posted 31/07/2015 at 20:13:39
My immediate thought and concern is the relative similarity to the infamous 'grey' England away strip and Utd strip where they said they couldn't see fellow players...
Anthony Hawkins
41 Posted 31/07/2015 at 20:14:13
Looks great though.
Iain Davies
42 Posted 31/07/2015 at 20:24:11
Cork-based Will Sliney said: "I’ve been drawing Everton players as well as comic book superheroes for as long as I can remember" ... from

So I guess that’s where the green and orange comes into it (Cork based artist.)

Seamus McCrudden
43 Posted 31/07/2015 at 20:31:50
Cork colours tend to be red and white so thank God Will went with the green and gold. Well done, Will, great for a change.
Jack Cross
44 Posted 31/07/2015 at 20:32:05
It looks like Kaki, to me and that’s fine. But, if it turns out to be a terrible shade of bright green, well I’ll think different. So John has got a point.
Dave Lynch
45 Posted 31/07/2015 at 20:55:25
James @6.

Please explain to me how this kit might give us an edge?

The only way I can see that happening is that it's green and opposing defenders might not see Rom ghost past them as he's the same colour as grass.

Then the linesman might not see him in his usual offside position either.

Other than that, I find you statement confusing.

Colin Grierson
46 Posted 31/07/2015 at 21:07:02
Jay (#25),

I don’t like pate either but I’m not sure what it’s got to do with kit changes.

Jimmy Byrne
47 Posted 31/07/2015 at 21:12:26
Blue Bill must have a mate at the MoD. Job lot from Army surplus... stick on a Chang logo and a bit of embroidery (done on the cheap while in Singapore, no doubt), and Bob's your auntie.

Actually it's not to bad. Out here in New Zealand, the league team The Warriors are wearing a camo shirt so maybe it's trendy...

All we need now is for the money saved to be spent on someone half-decent to wear the kit.


Joe Foster
48 Posted 31/07/2015 at 21:16:18
As a person that has years of experience in this field, it is a great move... but for nought as the club get nothing and Kitbag get all.
Danny James
49 Posted 31/07/2015 at 21:28:10
It's simply magnificent.
Mike Keating
50 Posted 31/07/2015 at 21:32:58
Can’t believe all this ’awesome’ creaming of the designer jeans on ToffeeWeb. (We’re supposed to be bitter Blues FFS!)

We’re getting fleeced and you lot fall for it every time.

Karl Masters
51 Posted 31/07/2015 at 22:46:56
Like it.
James Power
53 Posted 31/07/2015 at 23:42:12
Eugene, love your post. Made me laugh.

As an Everton fan, I’m not sold on this. I would like variations on the club’s colours. As for superheroes theme, if I was a 14-year-old boy, then maybe I would be taken, but as a grown man of 45 it’s not for me.

I do like the fact that Martinez, with the green and white, rather than green and orange, is just slightly out of step with the rest of the superheroes though and not in a superior way, it kind of captures the feeling I get of something being mildy awry.

Liam Reilly
55 Posted 31/07/2015 at 23:57:43
29 positive comments before a negative one. Not bad on here.

I'll buy the shirt on my next visit to the Old Lady.

Callum Lapsley
56 Posted 01/08/2015 at 00:21:21
I’m sure it’s Coleman he drew and signed it with Cleverley. I love this kit and kids will love it too. Who cares who gets the money, it’s a fashion statement. You cannot see me in the jungle.
Gary Poole
58 Posted 01/08/2015 at 00:43:30
As a 55 year old I like it. Tony Ashcroft (48) - did you go to West Derby Comp?
Gavin Johnson
60 Posted 01/08/2015 at 01:32:15
Absolutely love this shirt. It's up there with the old Salmon striped away shirt for me.
Eric Myles
63 Posted 01/08/2015 at 02:59:45
Are there any pics of our players in this kit? It looks awful on the illustration but may look better in real life.
Michael Kenrick
64 Posted 01/08/2015 at 03:35:20
Iain (#40)

Maybe they could really shake things up and go for Black & Tan next season?

(If ya know yer 'istory, like!)

Mike Oates
65 Posted 01/08/2015 at 08:58:07
Proper pic with players now on official site, climbing on plane bound for Syria -- looks horrible.
Tony Cheek
66 Posted 01/08/2015 at 09:01:41
I can nearly hear Status Quo playing in the background: "Wo-oo-wo your in the army now"!
Dean Peamum
67 Posted 01/08/2015 at 09:11:35
Just seen the official pics of the new 3rd kit - not good. Besic looks like someone who needs help getting dressed. I think some creative pony-tailed type probably said he'd love to see Kaka in this strip and someone else misunderstood him.
Ian Robert
68 Posted 01/08/2015 at 09:46:20
Absolutely disgusting.

Royal Blue Shirt, white shorts and socks home. Amber Shirt, blue shorts and socks away. If you need to play a team in yellow and blue tops??? Just wear a white top.

Adding all the colours that have nowt to do with the club is daft.

Jay Woods
69 Posted 01/08/2015 at 09:58:50
Oh no, that is just hideous. I would take a red shirt over that any day. Or salmon pink.
Phil Sammon
70 Posted 01/08/2015 at 10:14:03

I thought the same about Besic. He looks like the kid at school who pulled his shorts up WAY too high. I don’t actually know how that picture ’got out’. Probably the same silly tit who didn’t batt an eyelid at Aaron Lennon’s photo shoot.

That said, I like it.

The club are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. It’s either ’boring’ or ’not Everton’.

Decent kits all-round this year, if you want my opinion -- few do.

Ray Roche
71 Posted 01/08/2015 at 10:47:55
Jay. Red shirt.

Get a grip.

Sue Brown
73 Posted 01/08/2015 at 11:20:26
Ian #59......my thoughts exactly!
Patrick Murphy
74 Posted 01/08/2015 at 11:26:29
Historical Everton Kits

If you scroll down to 1887-1890 that kit was actually worn by our neighbours when we left the other place. Our first kit worn at Goodison Park was far removed from the Blue and White we have become so familiar with.

I can’t make my mind up about this third kit; at first sight, I thought I didn’t like it much but it has some unusual element about it that sort of makes it attractive.

Kevin Elliott
75 Posted 01/08/2015 at 11:34:57
With Osman, Pienaar, Barry, Howard and Hibbo in this kit, we will look like Dad’s Army.

We’re doomed.

Tony Abrahams
76 Posted 01/08/2015 at 11:36:30
Michael 55, especially if KING BILLY is still in charge!
Brian Wilkinson
77 Posted 01/08/2015 at 11:43:43
Nice to know Stevie Wonder is alive and well, this and the pyjama second kit is up there with the Dark Side's white suits at Wembley.

Looks half decent cartoon style, until you see it in reality... absolute gash, Christ only knows what they have lined up for a 4th kit, MC Hammer shorts perhaps.

Sean McCarthy
78 Posted 01/08/2015 at 12:56:16
I think Barkley is on his way off the pitch after being subbed for another totally anonymous performance!!
Kerry Frahm
79 Posted 01/08/2015 at 13:20:17
Horrid! The bright orange against the dark green in the cartoon is ummm... okay-ish but the live version is washed out and looks blah!

Someone referenced Dads Army in an earlier post and I reckon that’s spot on!

Can’t say I’m overly stoked about any of this year’s kits. But that doesn’t matter when you can’t buy them in Australia anyway!! Thank you Kitbag deal!

Gavin Johnson
80 Posted 01/08/2015 at 13:40:17
I still hope we recreate the Black Watch away shirt at some point. Obviously it would be advisable to change the red stripe for salmon pink. I’d speculate there’d still derision by some on TW because pink is too close to red, even though pink is one of our traditional colours.
Phil Sammon
81 Posted 01/08/2015 at 13:43:21

You can buy the kits with the exact same convenience afforded to a UK customer.

Ian Robert
82 Posted 01/08/2015 at 16:11:13
Gavin #71... was it a red sash? We’ve already had refs to Black and Tans... and King Billy... it's all to much, lol.
Nicholas Ryan
83 Posted 01/08/2015 at 16:23:19
How topical to have a Marvel illustrator, when Wolverine is having his testimonial tomorrow!
Darryl Ritchie
86 Posted 01/08/2015 at 23:01:49
Just a observation on the styling of this years kits.

The #1 blue kit features a blue band around the waist of the shorts. By doing this it makes it appear that the shirt is out, when tucked in.

The #3 shirt has a black band around the bottom, making it seem that it's always tucked in to the black shorts.

I kinda prefer the "shirtail out" look. The tucked in look makes the wearer look like he's got a huge butt; and it seems that the shorts are pulled up past the belly button.

Brian Wilkinson
87 Posted 02/08/2015 at 02:17:19
Did anyone spot the streaker at Leeds today?

By all accounts he was an Everton fan chosen to meet the players and model the Third kit, took one look at it after stripping and did a runner.

Sadly the fan was restrained and is due to model the kit against Villarreal as part of his community service.

Nirmal Bowley
88 Posted 02/08/2015 at 03:50:55
I quite like it. Looks good to me.
Alan Humphreys
94 Posted 03/08/2015 at 20:48:16
Just seen it on the OS, liked it until I realised it had a big black strip on the bottom of it, similar to the blue stripe on the shorts.

Horrible design element. Was looking for my lad, but now I think he'd like the pyjama top away shirt best.

Andy Mack
95 Posted 04/08/2015 at 22:27:22
It looks like a us army surplus tshirt with an iron-on "Chang" where the letters "Army" should be. I like it in the illustration, not in real life.

Vanilla was my favourite oddball kit of recent times. Could use a couple of the players too!

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