Totally 80s: Miami Vice, Saved By The Bell, Knight Rider And More Getting The Digital Comics Treatment


miami viceChildren of the 80s and 90s are in for a totally rad trip down memory lane later this year as a few of the biggest TV shows of the day will be hopping from the small screen to the computer screen in new digital comics. USA Today announced that St. Louis publisher Lion Forge Comics is partnering with NBC Universal to publish digital comics based on five totally retro shows: Knight Rider, Airwolf, Miami Vice, Punky Brewster, and Saved by the Bell. Lion Forge CEO David Steward talked about the pop culture significance of the shows they chose:

From hugely popular characters such as Crockett and Tubbs, Zack Morris and Punky Brewster to highly stylized music and clothing choices, these TV franchises have had a significant impact on pop culture.

While the creative teams for the new series weren’t announced in the initial announcement, Lion Forge did throw out the names that would be involved. They include Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans), Jonathan London (Geekscape), Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage) and David Gorden (Catalyst Prime) with artists like Jason Johnson, Carl Reed, and Lorenzo Lizana. The comics, set to come out at an undisclosed time later this year, will be available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple’s iBooks, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, and Kobo. The two pieces of art for Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell were also rolled out shortly after the announcement. Will you be checking out these retro reads?

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Source : USA Today