SDCC ’13: Cullen Bunn Will Continue NBC’s HEROES In The Pages Of Dynamite’s Latest Series
Heroes fans have been on edge lately. With the success of Arrested Development, there were rumblings that Netflix might have been looking at Heroes as one of their next shows. There hasn’t been any news on that lately, but Dynamite will try to fill the void for Heroes fans with a new ongoing series from Deadpool Killogy and Fearless Defenders writer Cullen Bunn. The publisher announced a licensing partnership with NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products that will bring the primetime juggernaut back to the comic book world.
Dynamite just announced a brand new ongoing series by Bunn that will tell “open-ended storylines of the diverse Heroes cast” in new and unexpected ways. There were plenty of preview images and pages release as you can see below, but details on the release date is being kept under wraps. I’d imagine we’ll hear a lot more about this at Comic-Con though. Bunn did talk about his excitement about taking on the project and what readers can expect:
Like so many others, I was a huge fan of Heroes during its original run. I was drawn to a cast of characters with interesting back stories and development, a setting boiling over with potential, and — of course — the exploration of superpowers in a ‘real’ world scenario. With this book, I have the opportunity to contribute to the mythology of the series in a way that will surprise readers. When I was watching the show, I never could have imagined the direction I’d be taking the story. The narrative I’m developing will be multi-layered, complex, and character-focused, and it will shake up the Heroes storyline in a major way. I don’t think anyone is expecting what we have in store for Claire, Hiro, Peter, Niki, Sylar, and the rest of the gang.
So you can add Bunn to the already extensive list of top-tier talent Dynamite has pulled in this year. There have been some Heroes graphic novels, but an ongoing series has a lot of potential to pick up where the last episode left off and salvage the show. Fans got a little disgruntled with the final few seasons of the show, but a comic book by Bunn may just be the thing to give fans the stories they want. Plus this is as close as we’ll probably ever get to Zachary “Spock” Quinto coming back to anything Heroes related. What do you think? Will you be checking this one out whenever it’s released?
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