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Saved by the Bell, Punky Brewster, Knight Rider & More Being Revived As Digital Comics


You guys…I’m SO EXCITED

Well, this one took me by surprise. A publisher called Lion Forge Comics has made a deal with NBCUniversal for a whole slew of 80s/90s properties. Airwolf, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Punky Brewster, and Saved by the Bell will all being making the jump to digital comics soon.

“Partnering with the team at Lion Forge to bring classic TV properties to life in graphic novel format was a natural step for us as we continue to identify new ways to entertain our fans in the digital space,” said Chris Lucero, director of Global Consumer Products Licensing for NBCUniversal Television. “We’re excited to give fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite shows and characters in a completely new way.”

Which creators will have the honor to work on these classics? According to Lion Forge:

Well-known writers currently signed on to work on the projects include: Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Jackie Chan Adventures, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi); Jonathan London (Geekscape); Geoffrey Thorne (LeverageBen 10) and David Gorden (Catalyst Prime: Accel and Catalyst Prime: Quincredible).

Currently, Jason Johnson (Wetworks, Godstorm) and Lion Forge’s own Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana are on board as artists.

Lion Forge is set for a panel Saturday of San Diego Comic-Con if you’d like to know more. They also tweeted they’ll be making a “giant announcement” there with Brandon Easton as well. Are you interested in reading any of these titles?

(via Mashable)

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  • Robert Vary

    All right, I see this headline, and I think to myself “I know exactly what I’m gonna comment! I hope no one’s beaten me to it!” And then I read the VERY FIRST SENTENCE of the actual article, and realize that these are, indeed, my people.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Hahahaha! :)

  • http://adronbuske.com/ Adron Buske

    Heard about this at C2E2, was interested to see this direction for Lion Forge. Certainly a different product than their first round of offerings. Be curious to see what audiences these appeal to (just nostalgia fans, or can they capture new/younger readers?) and how the digital-first approach works out.

    But, yeah, they had me at “Airwolf”.

  • Anonymous

    But will they do Small Wonder, ALF, or Family Ties?
    (PS – Yes I know they already did an ALF comic. It was part of the Evolutionary War)

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    Heard about this at C2E2, was interested to see this direction for
    Lion Forge. Certainly a different product than their first round of
    offerings. Be curious to see what audiences these appeal to (just
    nostalgia fans, or can they capture new/younger readers?) and how the
    digital-first approach works out.

  • James Schee

    I’m both excited and worried about a Saved By the Bell comic. Especially the “re-imagine” line. Wil they set it in high school or at (after?)college? (I know ratings were bad but I loved the college years, except for no Jessie and Lisa)