DC Comics Announces Release Date for "Heroes" Graphic Novel

Wed, September 19th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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Official Press Release

On November 7, DC Comics will publish HEROES, a hardcover graphic novel collection based on NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated television series "Heroes," featuring covers by comic book superstars Alex Ross and Jim Lee and an introduction by "Heroes" star Masi Oka (Hiro). The stories, which mark the first printed graphic novel adaptation of the show, were originally created for the "Heroes" website at NBC.com (www.NBC.com/Heroes) where new chapters continue to be exclusively available. The collection spotlights the fluid artwork of legendary comic book artist Tim Sale (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN), whose work was featured prominently during the first season of the series through the visuals created by a drug-addled painter with apocalyptic visions of the future. In addition, the hardcover collects the work of an all-star cast of television and comic book creators, including Michael Turner, Phil Jimenez, Koi Turnbull, Marcus To and more

The book will be published under DC's WildStorm imprint. It is developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.

"We're thrilled that Wildstorm is bringing the online comics to the printed page for the very first time. They've worked painstakingly with every aspect of the publication - from the color to the paper, to the printing itself - to make sure this is a spectacularly handsome collection. The Alex Ross and Jim Lee variant covers as well as The Tim Sale Gallery are wonderful bonuses. If you're a fan of the show, we're sure that you'll want to share in this amazing experience," said Tim Kring, creator-executive producer, "Heroes."

"Heroes" returns to NBC for its second season on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at 9:00 p.m. EST. Season 1 becomes available on DVD and HD DVD on Aug. 28, 2007.

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HEROES HC ON FINAL ORDER CUTOFF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

WildStorm/DC Comics' HEROES HC is available for order now, and is on Final Order Cutoff on Thursday, September 13. Please note that orders placed after this date may be subject to allocation.

The HEROES HC is a 240-page title with a cover price of $29.99 U.S. Diamond retailers may order it with either an Alex Ross cover (JUL078014) or a Jim Lee cover (JUL078015). Please note that the Jim Lee cover is available exclusively to retailers with Diamond accounts.

The HEROES HC is a 240-page title with a cover price of $29.99 U.S. Diamond retailers may order it with either an Alex Ross cover (JUL078014) or a Jim Lee cover (JUL078015). Please note that the Jim Lee cover is available exclusively to retailers with Diamond accounts. The Alex Ross cover may be seen at dccomics.com under the News banner or at the HEROES link.

Copies of the HEROES HC ordered by the FOC date of September 13 are scheduled to arrive in stores on November 7. Copies ordered through the September Previews Order Form will arrive in stores no earlier than November 14. (The new instore dates supercede the October 24 instore date that appears in Previews.)

 
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