I’m not much of a basketball fan, and was going to ignore the release I receive about this, but it’s just too odd not to share as it has some serious creative talent (who I hope got paid well) behind it. Marvel and the Brooklyn Nets have teamed up to create the first NBA super hero in history, the BrooklyKnight, “protector of Brooklyn’s hometown team, defender of New York’s largest and most courageous borough, and ruler of Barclays Center.”
The BrooklyKnight debuted this past weekend t in the Brooklyn Nets’ first-ever regular season game in their new home, Barclays Center, against the Toronto Raptors. Before the start of the game, the BrooklyKnight boldly landed at center court to inspire his team and rally the crowd. To commemorate the first appearance of this historic new sports icon, Marvel Custom Solutions worked with the Nets to create BrooklyKnight #1, an all-new 32-page comic book by Jason Aaron, writer of Thor: God of Thunder and Wolverine & The X-Men and illustrated by artist Mike Deodato of Amazing Spider-Man and New Avengers fame. All guests at the game received copies of the limited edition comic book.
It looks like the BrooklyKnight will appear at all Brooklyn Nets home games and “support his team against the invasion of opponents.” I guess that makes him the team mascot? “He is equipped to handle almost any threat with a protective metal B on his chest, metal knee, elbow, and face coverings, defined muscles, including a six-pack, and a multi-functional cape.”
People heading t the Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic game at Barclays Center on Sunday, November 11, will receive a limited edition BrooklyKnight trading card, courtesy of Marvel Custom Solutions and the Brooklyn Nets.