NBC is bringing back their Heroes tie-in comic franchise along with their television series this fall. Though you won’t see Hayden Panettiere’s as the Claire the cheerleader or Zachary Quinto as Sylar anywhere near the TV proceedings, it’s possible those characters could show up in comic form with Titan announcing today it’s gained the rights to publish a new line of comics based on the upcoming series reboot.
Titan Comics announced today that the company has been granted rights to publish comics based on NBC’s upcoming event series Heroes Reborn premiering this fall.
The licensing agreement awarded by Universal Partnerships & Licensing begins with a five-story arc featuring the origins of one of the series’ new main characters. The comic series will be written by Heroes Reborn Supervising Producer Seamus Fahey and Zach Craley and illustrated by Rubine.
“Our new Heroes series is being created in close collaboration with the team behind the NBC show.” said Chris Teather, Publishing Director, Titan Comics. “These aren’t just comics; they’re bonus episodes!”
Heroes comic issue #1 will hit comic stores in October 2015.
So the first five issues are spoken for in terms of content, but should the broadcast series prove successful it’s possible we’ll see some of the original cast in comic stores if not on TV screens.