May 18, 2010

Should 'Heroes' Continue As A Comic Book?

After NBC officially announced that Heroes had been canceled, fans immediately began putting together “Bring Back Heroes” petitions, and even trending the topic on Twitter for a few hours. According to many reports, not even a television movie was discussed at NBC’s upfronts in New York City on Monday, so it appears the show’s future is all but sealed. But is it?

Heroes was as close as most networks get to airing a comic book on television. In addition, NBC filled in the gaps between episodes and added backstory to most of it’s characters via the Heroes webcomic, two volumes of which have already been collected by DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint, with a third on the way. All of this begs the question: Could the show continue in that format?

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4 comments:

Rebelcomix said...

The idea that even one person, let alone a multitude, wants Heroes to come back depresses the living bejeezus out of me.

I'm pretty sure that's the fifth sign of the apocalypse.

Nick said...

Depends on the writer and artist attached to the comic. I'd rather see a well-done live-action movie or mini-series that wraps up the Heroes saga and manages to recapture all that was great about the first season.

-- Nick
from City of Kik
http://nickleshi.blogspot.com

Randy said...

Heroes honestly has not been good since its first season. I think the comics would just be filtering off the mediocrity of everything that followed.

Better to just end it and have it never be seen again.

Jim Brooks said...

For me, Heroes pretty much ended after the Hiro-in-the-past plot at the beginning of season 2 served NO USEFUL PURPOSE, and they failed to actually pull the trigger on Sylar at the end of season 1 or create a villain for season 2 in which I had any interest.

How many times did the producers of the show openly apologize for it being awful, promise to make it better, and then fail to deliver? Like every half-season, wasn't it?

It is right that Heroes should pass. We should let it go with some amount of dignity.

Invest the hour of television watching you previously spent on Heroes in another NBC/Universal/Sheinhardt Wig Company program. I recommend SyFy's Warehouse 13 or Eureka, or USA's Burn Notice or White Collar.

@nerdsherpa