There’s currently a lot of excitement around the Brooklyn Nets. They now call the Barclays Center home, a $1 Billion arena we got to experience this past weekend for the team’s season opener. Not only did the Nets win, but they did it less than a week after one of the most devastating storms hit the region. As we were exiting, everyone was handed a copy of BrooklynKnight #1, a 32-page comic book written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Mike Deodato. Who is the BrooklynKnight, you ask? Well, according to both Marvel Entertainment and the Brooklyn Nets, the new mascot and NBA’s first super hero is the “protector of Brooklyn’s hometown team, defender of New York’s largest and most courageous borough, and ruler of Barclays Center.” Though we were lucky enough to get a copy of #1, fans at the November 11 home game against the Orlando Magic can expect a limited edition BrooklynKnight trading card courtesy of Marvel Custom Solutions and the Brooklyn Nets.
This shot just brought back memories and thought it would be nice to share with you folks. I’ve got a box filled with Calvin and Hobbes comics and I’m sure plenty of you guys out there have the same if not more. (via The Awesomer)
A very rare version of Action Comics issue #1, known as the issue that launched Superman, is up for auction and expects to fetch a bidding price of $400,000. There are only about 100 known copies left of the original 1938 comic and about 80% of them have restored, this isn’t one of them.
Former President Abraham Lincoln stars in ‘Gettysburg Distress,’ a special Presidents’ Day issue of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man. With the overwhelming success of current President Barack Obama’s appearance in a past issue of the Amazing Spider-Man, the boys over at Marvel just couldn’t let this opportunity pass them by.
If you recall, the issue featuring our current President was seen to change hands numerous times due to his popularity. This time, Marvel is offering this upcoming issue for free online (via sign-up) at Marvel.com.