'He's one of our local superheroes!' Fans gush over Steven Adams' comic at San Diego Comic Con

New Zealand NBA star Steven Adams' new comic book appears to have gained him plenty of new fans after a successful release at San Diego Comic Con.

The 25-year-old and his NBA team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, unveiled the comic Steven Adams, Kiwi Legend last week on Adams' birthday at the famous entertainment convention in Southern California.

The comic looks at different parts of his life, including living with his 17 siblings on a Rotorua farm, his experience of the NBA draft and training in the NBA - with the odd four-armed alien chucked in along the way.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 26: Oklahoma City Thunder Center Steven Adams (12) looking to make a play while Orlando Magic Center Nikola Vucevic (9) plays defense at Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK (Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire)
Steven Adams. Source: Photosport

People attending Comic Con said they loved learning about the Kiwi in a new way.

"I really enjoyed it because I learned a lot about him that I didn't know," one fan said.

"He's sharing his story with us through a medium we really enjoy."

Other fans admitted they were keen to follow the "larger-than-life figure" now after reading the comic.

"I'd say I'm a big Steven Adams fan after reading this - he seems like a really cool guy," one attendee said.

"It's really neat to see him because he is one of our local superheroes," another added.

There's no word yet if the comic, created by American artist Corey Lewis Reyyy, will be released elsewhere.