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A new Heroes webcomic is on its way

by Richard Keller, posted May 23rd 2008 8:01AM

Heroes returns to webcomic form this summer.A long time ago, on an Internet far, far, away, the creators of the NBC series Heroes decided that a weekly webcomic series would coincide perfectly with the show they were producing. I mean, Heroes is about superheroes. So, during the first season of the show, a different artist penned a short webcomic (about five pages long) that focused on the background of one of the characters, or introduced a new character not seen on the television show. Eventually, all 34 chapters of this webcomic were collected and sold as a graphic novel. All was good in the galaxy.

Then, the Dark Lord known as the Writers' Strike took over our universe, and the show stopped production. This, in turn, stopped production of the webcomic as well. All was bad in the galaxy. Luckily for us, the strike was resolved and things went back to normal. And, while Heroes did not immediately return, it was guaranteed a spot in the upcoming 2008-09 schedule. So, all was somewhat good, once again. Except, something was missing...what about the webcomic?

Fear not, true believer, because the Heroes webcomic is returning to a browser near you. That information is courtesy of Mark Sable, one of the writers on the previous webcomic series and current writer on DC Comics Cyborg and Two-Face: Year One.

In an interview with Comicmix, Sable unofficially announced that the Heroes webcomic would be returning during the summer. The comics will feature people that readers and viewers have seen before, as well as a slew of new characters. Gosh, who isn't a metahuman in the Heroes universe? However, the heroes will not be the meat of the story. According to Sable, the webcomics will focus on teams of agents that work for the Company that viewers have not seen before.

Sable said that he had a lot of fun writing this round of Heroes webcomics, mostly due to the fact that he was able to work more with the writers and the creators of the series than he did last time around. And, despite the tight canon that surrounds the web series, Sable was able to put more of his ideas on paper. Doing so allowed him to expand on the characters without totally destroying the tight background stories they each have.

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the comics never stopped you cant kill the comics man

May 23 2008 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Heroes" comics drinking game: Take one drink whenever you find a spelling mistake. Try not to read too many chapters at one time if you're driving.

Kind of a shame, this, as I do enjoy the stories, mostly.

May 23 2008 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C. Hernandez

I didn't follow the comic before and I never really felt like I was missing something when I watched the show. As long as it stays like that, I'm happy, but I hate feeling like I HAVE to find supplemental material to get a good understanding of who people are.

I'm looking at you General Grievous of Star Wars.

May 23 2008 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'll wait until I can hold it in my hands.

May 23 2008 at 8:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Actually, the comics never stopped during the strike, they had enough left, and when the strike ended, they were able to continue. And the comics about the Company have been the story arc for the past 5 comics, or so.

May 23 2008 at 8:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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