Dynamite Revives NBC's 'Heroes'
New comic series to pick up where cult NBC series left off, telling unofficial 'Season 5' of the superhuman soap opera.
It's been three long years since we've had a chance to check in with frowning Peter Petrelli and Claire the Indestructible Cheerleader, but fans of NBC's Heroes will get their chance to catch up with all of their favorite characters again soon with the news that Dynamite Entertainment is bringing the series back as a comic book.
Announced ahead of tomorrow's San Diego Comic-Con, the new Heroes series will be written by Cullen Bunn, who has written for both Marvel and DC in addition to his ongoing independent series The Sixth Gun at Oni Press. "To me, this is picking up the story and taking it from where it left off," he told Comic Book Resources, "but there is a big curveball right from issue #1 of the comic. That will set a lot of what we've seen in the series on its ear. It'll change a lot, but this is essentially the continuation of the TV series."
No details have been released yet as to who'll be drawing the series nor when it'll be released, but according to Bunn, fans should expect something more akin to an anthology series featuring the characters rather than the over-arcing stories of the television series. "This is an ensemble cast, but each issue will probably focus on one or two characters more than the others. It'll have a rotating feel," he said.