Adidas giving soccer the ‘Heroes’ treatment

To illustrate its hunt for the best soccer players on earth, Adidas has assembled some of the best comic artists on earth. Above is the newest installment in "The Ultimate Search," a Heroes-esque series narrated by French football legend Zinedine Zidane. Ad agency 180 in Amsterdam and its offspring agencies Riot and Detail commissioned three graphic novels for the ad series, featuring artwork by Jae Lee, Ryan Benjamin and J.G. Jones (whose comic was repurposed into the Web video about Liverpool's Steven Gerrard). Zidane's dream team also features Argentina's Lionel Messi, who didn't get his own comic book but still merited ads like the one below. This series has been running since May, and with seven more spots for Zidane to fill, you can bet Adidas will be dragging it out for many more months to come. By that point, it will probably have outlived its own inspiration.

—Posted by David Griner

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