10.22.2006

Heroes Comic Books

Superheroes and comics books will always be intricately linked, so it makes sense that one of the characters in Heroes is an artist who publishes his own comics (and, by the way, can paint the future). In at least one issue, he's prognosticating the details of one of the other character's journeys - someone he's never met.

But the point of this post was to mention the Heroes on-line comics NBC has put on their site that give a bit more background of what's going on. There are four 7-page comics, available for viewing in a Flash-enabled browser or downloading as .pdf's. For example, want to know how Mohinder got the taxi-driving gig? It's all there. Take a look at them; they're not bad. Then, take a look at Heroes if you haven't - it's definitely worth a watch. I suppose I should have posted this yesterday, but the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th episodes are being shown on NBC tonight. Unfortunately, I just found this out, and the 4th episode is just starting. NBC shows the most recent episode on-line for free, and you can watch them on iTunes for a couple bucks each.

On a side note, I just noticed that one of the writers is Jeph Loeb (who you're familiar with if you've spent any amount of time in the world of comics). NBC's got an interview with him here.

1 comment:

Bones said...

You can also catch the week's Heroes on friday's on Sci-Fi at 7pm. I'm really digging the show so far.