Brook Lopez signed a four-year, $61 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets and the first thing the comic book buff did was leave his press conference and go comic book shopping.
After the announcement at a Brooklyn Marriot, Lopez crossed the street in front of the still under construction Barclays Center and headed to a local comic book store where he plunked down $75 and had a conversation with the clerk about "The Rocketeer"— no, not Jeremy Lin.
The Nets re-signed the free agent after being mentioned in trade talks with Superman— yes, Dwight Howard.
Lopez doesn't like the idea that the Orlando Magic center is compared to the Man of Steel.
"I read a lot of comics and they don't mention Dwight Howard," said Lopez.
The Nets center is headed to Italy to celebrate with his family.