Heroes Web Comics News, Season 2 on DVD in UK

Fans of those original Heroes web comics that are posted at NBC’s Heroes site can look forward to more comics coming their way, and very soon. Frank Mastromauro, executive vice president of Aspen Comics, told fans at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con over the weekend that they have received new scripts for the comics, and that 12 new characters will be introduced in the online graphic novels, with the most popular character potentially making the leap onto the actual live-action show.

Here’s Mastronauro via SciFiWire:

“We do all the online webisodes for Heroes,” Mastromauro said at a panel for Aspen Comics on May 31. “We just received a whole bunch of new mini-scripts for this [project]. Just in the last couple weeks, [artist and Aspen vice president] Peter Steigerwald designed 12 new characters for Heroes. All these characters are debuting online at NBC.com throughout the summer, and then, towards the end, characters who get the most votes [from fans] will probably wind up making it onto the show this fall.”

“We’ll be doing an e-graphic novel this summer,” Mastromauro said. “And instead of just stand-alone stories, it’s kind of one, big continuous story with instances and things that happen to a lot of the characters we designed. It all leads up to the new season in September.”

Meanwhile, UK reader ‘Graham’ gave us the heads up that Heroes Season 2 is being released in the UK a month earlier than in the States in a 4-disk box set. Amazon.co.uk is already taking pre-orders for the release, which will be comprised of all 11 episodes in the strike-shortened season. The expected ship date is July 28, 2008, a month earlier than the August 26, 2008 that the DVD is scheduled to ship in the States.

NOTE: A bit of warning for those living in the States who are considering buying the UK release. The DVD box set will be formatted in the PAL format (Region 2), so make sure your DVD player can play PAL (and not just NTSC, Region 1, as is the US format).

Heroes Season 3 begins airing in September 22, 2008.

Heroes Season 2 UK DVD


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  • indian girl

    the picture above looks really cool. is that what will be on the dvd? unfair that it is released there earlier. i don’t mean to be offensive, but, heroes was made here, shouldn’t we get it first. sorry, if that sounds rude.

  • indian girl

    the picture above looks really cool. is that what will be on the dvd? unfair that it is released there earlier. i don’t mean to be offensive, but, heroes was made here, shouldn’t we get it first. sorry, if that sounds rude.

  • Tarot

    I need the region 1 copy. While my computer can play anything, I’d like to be able to watch on a big screen. Does anyone know if and when another bound collected GN book will be put out? I loved the 4 part Claude GN last summer.

  • Tarot

    I need the region 1 copy. While my computer can play anything, I’d like to be able to watch on a big screen. Does anyone know if and when another bound collected GN book will be put out? I loved the 4 part Claude GN last summer.

  • GambitColouredPink

    Its probably being released in the U.K first cos we’ve just got season two on bbc right now and I’m guessing the series will end near that July date…

    Means that people who’ve watched it can get it straight on dvd and the series will still be fresh in their minds. More people will buy it, meaning more money for them.

  • GambitColouredPink

    Its probably being released in the U.K first cos we’ve just got season two on bbc right now and I’m guessing the series will end near that July date…

    Means that people who’ve watched it can get it straight on dvd and the series will still be fresh in their minds. More people will buy it, meaning more money for them.

  • Ark

    Amazon.co.uk has a habit of listing incorrect release dates for products across the board. I wouldn’t read into this too much.
    While it is possible, it simply isn’t likely that the UK (where the season hasn’t even finished airing yet) will get the DVD first. And with Amazon UK’s track record for this kind of thing, the safest bet is that the release date they have listed is wrong.

  • Ark

    Amazon.co.uk has a habit of listing incorrect release dates for products across the board. I wouldn’t read into this too much.
    While it is possible, it simply isn’t likely that the UK (where the season hasn’t even finished airing yet) will get the DVD first. And with Amazon UK’s track record for this kind of thing, the safest bet is that the release date they have listed is wrong.

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