Heroes in Entertainment Weekly, Possible Spoiler Pics

Entertainment magazine Entertainment Weekly is featuring a Heroes-themed issue in the coming week, and will feature some Heroes on the cover (Masi, Milo, Ali, Hayden, and Zachary to be exact), as well as an interior article that proclaims to know how to “fix” the show. The big bold headline on the issue cover also screams: “A Series in Crisis”. Wow, EW, sensationalize much? I’m not interested in reading what EW has to say about how to “fix” the show, but the cover, if a tad generic and uninteresting, nevertheless looks nice, and there’s also a few possible SPOILERIFIC imagse in the issue that involves Mohinder, Arthur Petrelli, and Sylar. And let’s just say that Sylar ain’t lookin’ all that good in the pic.

IO9 sums the article up nicely:

The article also quotes Kring as saying it’s an epic drama about two families, the Petrellis and the Bennetts. And then Jensen suggests that may not be enough — Heroes should be about something bigger and more thematic, like Lost. Jensen wants Heroes to do what Lost did — decide on an end date, and then work towards a big conclusion. (With fewer episodes per season.)

And finally, and perhaps most damningly, Jensen says Heroes can no longer hope to be big, important TV like Law And Order. The best Heroes can hope for at this point is to be “a solid genre series that satisfies a smaller group of rabid fans.” Did I mention this article is like the kiss of death for this show? I picture the network suits reading this and writing off Heroes season four.

Methinks EW presumes to know way too much. You can read rest of EW’s article for yourself here.

At least there’s this bit of news about the forthcoming “Fugitives” volume:

The “Fugitives” chapter, starting next spring, is totally different than the current “Villains” arc, promises Kring. “The story will again focus on core characters and enmesh them all in a plot that Kring says was inspired by current events pertaining to homeland security, invasion of privacy, and the war on terror.” And the story has a “wide-open road,” promises Kring.

The EW cover and images below.


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  • Niki? This is Tracy, bitches!

    Oh noes, SCREW YOU MOHINDER. I HATEE YOU EVEN MORE NOW! >:X

  • Niki? This is Tracy, bitches!

    Oh noes, SCREW YOU MOHINDER. I HATEE YOU EVEN MORE NOW! >:X

  • Sezza80

    Thye shouldn’t compare Lost and Heroes. Lost has ‘lost’ way more viewers than Heroes (compared to when it started I don’t know anyone who still watches the show now, they all gave up cos they were bored).
    Heroes doesn’t need an end date it just needs writers taking more care and listening to the fans (get rid of Maya, sharpish!! She adds nothing, if she was a decent actress/character I could cope but she’s just there as eye candy and it’s boring when we lose intersting characters like Monica instead).
    I’m not worried for Sylar, he’s been hit is all. He can take Mohinder (well if Arthur doesn’t touch him that is *eek*).

    • Brookie

      Actually LOST’s storyline wins Emmys almost every single year, and has a HUGE fan following and several online communities dedicated to figuring out the little mysteries in the show. I like Heroes just fine, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the popularity of LOST. Look at the message boards for Heroes and compare them to the message boards for LOST and you’ll see what I mean.

      • Sezza80

        I’m not convinced, lots of things I and many others loathe win awards and just because things capture the interest of some fans doesn’t mean it’s better. Maybe it’s just where I am in the UK but I never hear anyone talk about Lost (when it used to be as big as Heroes) anymore but hype is still big for Heroes.
        The popularity of Lost seemed to teeter off in series 3. I remember when Sky stopped people with certain digital tv packages watching it, I haven’t missed it or felt the need to try to find out what happened since. The problem with Lost is it keeps (or at least it did when I could be bothered watching it) asking questions and throwing in things that throw out the window everything you percieved things to be. They never answered anything they set up, having Jack be related to that blonde Aussie woman was ridiculous. With Heroes you at least get answers every week, they ask new questions but you don’t go away even less the wiser like with Lost.
        Give me Heroes any day, even with a bad episode I prefer them to Lost (only thing I’ll rate about Lost is Jack is foxy and Mr Eko in real life comes from the area I grew up in too).

  • Sezza80

    Thye shouldn’t compare Lost and Heroes. Lost has ‘lost’ way more viewers than Heroes (compared to when it started I don’t know anyone who still watches the show now, they all gave up cos they were bored).
    Heroes doesn’t need an end date it just needs writers taking more care and listening to the fans (get rid of Maya, sharpish!! She adds nothing, if she was a decent actress/character I could cope but she’s just there as eye candy and it’s boring when we lose intersting characters like Monica instead).
    I’m not worried for Sylar, he’s been hit is all. He can take Mohinder (well if Arthur doesn’t touch him that is *eek*).

    • Brookie

      Actually LOST’s storyline wins Emmys almost every single year, and has a HUGE fan following and several online communities dedicated to figuring out the little mysteries in the show. I like Heroes just fine, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the popularity of LOST. Look at the message boards for Heroes and compare them to the message boards for LOST and you’ll see what I mean.

      • Sezza80

        I’m not convinced, lots of things I and many others loathe win awards and just because things capture the interest of some fans doesn’t mean it’s better. Maybe it’s just where I am in the UK but I never hear anyone talk about Lost (when it used to be as big as Heroes) anymore but hype is still big for Heroes.
        The popularity of Lost seemed to teeter off in series 3. I remember when Sky stopped people with certain digital tv packages watching it, I haven’t missed it or felt the need to try to find out what happened since. The problem with Lost is it keeps (or at least it did when I could be bothered watching it) asking questions and throwing in things that throw out the window everything you percieved things to be. They never answered anything they set up, having Jack be related to that blonde Aussie woman was ridiculous. With Heroes you at least get answers every week, they ask new questions but you don’t go away even less the wiser like with Lost.
        Give me Heroes any day, even with a bad episode I prefer them to Lost (only thing I’ll rate about Lost is Jack is foxy and Mr Eko in real life comes from the area I grew up in too).

  • heroesforever

    i knew this will happen mohinder fighting sylar but i never expect to be mohinder winning so easy & arthur like tell him ,he got enough leave him alone .mohinder,s doing his duty as a son. sylar vs mohinder round two fight sonic boom vs yoga fire

  • heroesforever

    i knew this will happen mohinder fighting sylar but i never expect to be mohinder winning so easy & arthur like tell him ,he got enough leave him alone .mohinder,s doing his duty as a son. sylar vs mohinder round two fight sonic boom vs yoga fire

  • http://me2bz4u.com/~jkenscoff/blog2/ PhoenixP3K

    Notice the scientist/doctor in the background. Pinned to the wall, feets 5 inches from the ground.

    I Wonder if Arthur can take Gabriel’s abilities too… remember how Peter couldn’t get it from Future Gabriel without him willingly giving access to his ability.

  • http://me2bz4u.com/~jkenscoff/blog2/ PhoenixP3K

    Notice the scientist/doctor in the background. Pinned to the wall, feets 5 inches from the ground.

    I Wonder if Arthur can take Gabriel’s abilities too… remember how Peter couldn’t get it from Future Gabriel without him willingly giving access to his ability.

  • Jason D.

    That looks like Parkman Senior!!

  • Jason D.

    That looks like Parkman Senior!!

  • Anthony

    I read the EW feature of heroes and found it interesting. The things they talked about were similar to what I was thinking. Anyone that hasn’t read it should. Just take sometime to read it and think about it.

    • Casey the Great

      Yeah. I agree. They’ve got some pretty good points. I’m tired of all the apologists out there who keep defending Heroes. It certainly has declined. I still watch it. There are signs it is getting better, but anyone who thinks it is better now than it was two years ago is kidding themselves. I so want this show to be awesome. It has so much potential, and I really want it to live up to that potential. It just seems the writers are lazy. Hopefully things will turn around.

      But Heroes will never be the show Lost is. There’s just no way.

  • Anthony

    I read the EW feature of heroes and found it interesting. The things they talked about were similar to what I was thinking. Anyone that hasn’t read it should. Just take sometime to read it and think about it.

    • Casey the Great

      Yeah. I agree. They’ve got some pretty good points. I’m tired of all the apologists out there who keep defending Heroes. It certainly has declined. I still watch it. There are signs it is getting better, but anyone who thinks it is better now than it was two years ago is kidding themselves. I so want this show to be awesome. It has so much potential, and I really want it to live up to that potential. It just seems the writers are lazy. Hopefully things will turn around.

      But Heroes will never be the show Lost is. There’s just no way.

  • Boogieman

    Hiro’s trade mark fighting stance, floor position. He gets knocked out more than the bad guys in SCREAM.

    Is Mr.P telling Mohinder that’s enough or getting ready to strip him of his power?

  • Boogieman

    Hiro’s trade mark fighting stance, floor position. He gets knocked out more than the bad guys in SCREAM.

    Is Mr.P telling Mohinder that’s enough or getting ready to strip him of his power?

  • Bridget

    I think the EW article is far too early in the season for them to be picking the show apart. Give them some freaking time to get things going, huh? I can’t take EW too seriously, considering they spent S2 and S3 of Lost kissing its ass even though it sucked. Whatever.

    And writing off a 4th season? Dream on, the show still pulls great demo numbers, and that’s what advertisers pay for. Season Four is definitely happening, they shouldn’t kid themselves.

    As for an end date, I don’t think so. Lost needed one because there’s a definitely end to that story. Heroes is completely open ended and doesn’t need that at all.

  • Bridget

    I think the EW article is far too early in the season for them to be picking the show apart. Give them some freaking time to get things going, huh? I can’t take EW too seriously, considering they spent S2 and S3 of Lost kissing its ass even though it sucked. Whatever.

    And writing off a 4th season? Dream on, the show still pulls great demo numbers, and that’s what advertisers pay for. Season Four is definitely happening, they shouldn’t kid themselves.

    As for an end date, I don’t think so. Lost needed one because there’s a definitely end to that story. Heroes is completely open ended and doesn’t need that at all.

  • Nadia

    methinks this is rubbish.

    of course the show need some changes but, I don’t think is crisis.

    Not all the fans see this on TV, not all the fans are from the US and well, this season has just begun, and well their 2nd season had a writer’s strike and had to be shortened. If we see season 2 and 3 together, maybe we can see right.

    Shame on you EW, thinking ahead, glass half empty.

  • Nadia

    methinks this is rubbish.

    of course the show need some changes but, I don’t think is crisis.

    Not all the fans see this on TV, not all the fans are from the US and well, this season has just begun, and well their 2nd season had a writer’s strike and had to be shortened. If we see season 2 and 3 together, maybe we can see right.

    Shame on you EW, thinking ahead, glass half empty.

  • Solie

    I love Heroes! It’s been great so far. Yeah the writers strike did a number on it, but still it’s worth watching. What is EW talking about. The shows just starting off.

    However, I do hope they take Maya off or make her a villian.

  • Solie

    I love Heroes! It’s been great so far. Yeah the writers strike did a number on it, but still it’s worth watching. What is EW talking about. The shows just starting off.

    However, I do hope they take Maya off or make her a villian.