BrooklyKnight, the first super hero in NBA history, made its debut appearance at the Brooklyn Nets season opener last night against the Toronto Raptors. The mascot arrived center court at the Barclays Center to inspire the crowd and celebrate the Nets’ new home. He will continue to appear at all Nets home games, prepared to defend and intimidate with his protective metal suit and shield.
CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center, Brett Yormark, claims: “Brooklyn now has a Super Hero to call its own. BrooklyKnight is a superior combination of strength, power, and confidence – sounds just like Brooklyn to me.” The unveiling of this new sports icon could not have been more timely, what with Hurricane Sandy putting Manhattan and its boroughs to the test. It gave fans even more of a reason to rally behind Brooklyn’s new symbol of resilience.
Marvel Custom Solutions collaborated with the Nets to create BrooklyKnight #1, a limited edition, 32-page comic book to memorialize the superhero. The book is written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder and Wolverine & The X-Men) and illustrated by Mike Deodato (Amazing Spider-Man and New Avengers). All guests at the game received a copy, while those attending the Nets vs. Orlando Magic game on Sunday, November 11, will walk away with a limited edition BrooklyKnight trading card. Check out excerpts from the comic book below.
Text: Nicola Parisi