Comic relief for fans of CBS drama 'Jericho'


After a year of begging for more "Jericho," fans are going to get their wish … kind of.

The canceled CBS sci-fi series will return as a comic book.

Devil's Due Publishing has made a deal with CBS Consumer Products to publish a "Jericho" comic that picks up where the cult-favorite series left off. The project pledges to answer many of the story's lingering questions and is aimed at the show's famously devoted fans.

" 'Jericho' is alive and well thanks to the amazing fans who've driven us to find new and fresh ways to tell the Jericho story," said Dan Shotz, co-executive producer of the show.

The series' original producer team will be involved in the comic. Shotz is developing the project with Jon Turteltaub, Carol Barbee, Karim Zreik and Jon Steinberg. (partialdiff)