It’s been a while since we heard about plans to possibly resurrect “Heroes”, and it doesn’t appear as if any updates will be forthcoming soon. But ahead of the upcoming Comic Con, maybe we’re finally getting some movement — albeit not the kind we were probably hoping for.
Dynamite Entertainment has announced plans to resurrect the show in comic book form as an ongoing series. Cullen Bunn will be writing the books, and he promises an anthology format of sorts, with all the main characters returning.
Bunn tells Comic Book Resources:
I was a faithful viewer of ‘Heroes’ when it was on television. The things that most appealed to me about this are that I like the world. I like the concept of ordinary people who discovery they have these powers and are working in a world where superheroes are not common knowledge. It’s all about normal people discovering this and the situations they get into. There are some aspects of that which are still out there to be discovered.
More than that, I really want to delve into these characters more. That was really the heart of the show. Sure, there were people with powers, but what really appealed to me was how they grew as characters. There’s a core group of characters that are mainly from the first season who I really like and we’ll be seeing in the book.
Right off the bat, Claire is going to be our point of view character. The first issue is centered more on her than anyone else. That said, you’re going to see most of those core characters early on in the first few issues. Hiro was the character I always liked most in the show for a number of reasons. So you’ll be seeing him and Sylar and a bunch of others who will get thrown back into the story early on. Claire, Hiro and Sylar will be big right off the bat, but it won’t be long before you see all the core characters.
This isn’t new, of course. Joss Whedon did continuing “seasons” of his canceled shows “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” in comic book form, and those proved very popular.
Look for “Heroes” the comic book soon. Meanwhile, you can read more about what he has planned for the comics over at CBR.