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Heroes Vol. 1 Paperback – June 10, 2008
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The webcomic in theory fills in the gaps between episodes and while it does do that, it also does much more. The chapters are each five to seven pages in length, including the covers. A word about the covers...they are designed to look like well-beaten Silver Age comics, complete with tears and creases and carrying a "Helix Comics" label. Readers will recognize many of the Tim Sale covers, which were used in the shows in the form of the paintings of Isaac Mendez. A nice touch is having the covers increase in price from 12 cents to 20 cents along the way. But...is it just me or did the covers look a heckuva a lot like old Marvel Comics Silver Age books than DC? The imprint label and even the typeface of "9th Wonders" on the covers was very much in the style of Marvel's old monster and sci-fi comics of the 50's and early 1960's. There's even a Heroes value stamp at the end of the book and any Marvel fan during the 70's certainly recalls those letter column collectibles. I found that to be rather curious.
The book begins with several self-contained stories, that do fill in the gaps in the show and provide additional layers to several of the characters. We will see Hiro's inspiration for becoming, well...a hero; shortly after denying his powers to his brother, Nathan Petrelli must use them to rescue a young child from a burning building; D.L.Read more ›
The thing I found most impressive about the book is the artwork. Each of the chapters include a cover of the fictional 9th WONDERS comic book, some of which were seen in the television show drawn by the character of Isaac Mendez, which in real life were drawn by artistic geniuses of Tim Sale and Dave Stewart. The illustrations in the book include a variety of styles and are very well done.
Some of the stories the book examines include Hiro's special relationship with his grandfather; how D.L. Hawkins (Micah's father) escaped from prison; the first time Matt Parkman used his powers to fight crime; the first prophetic painting of Isaac Mendez; what happened to Ted Sprague after he first began going atomic; and the story of how Mr. Petrelli Mr. Linderman first met. The book also includes a long multi-part story about Hana Gitelman and her importance in the Heroes first battle against the forces of evil and Noah Bennet's plans to bring the Company down.
The table of contents is illustrated as a series of ads that were once popular in comics and children's magazines, such as BOY'S LIFE.Read more ›
In short, if you loved -- or even if you only enjoyed -- "Heroes", do yourself a favor and pick up this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Get ready Heroes fans!!! Heroes is coming back to NBC this year for a 13 episode special event. I know some seasons weren't as good as others but the creator Tim Kring did a... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Misty P
This book was confusing to me. I don't get what is going on. It's taking me forever to finish. I think it would be easier to follow if I rewatched the show again, it's been awhile.Published 22 months ago by cocopuff79
This comic book fills in gaps to some of the plot lines of the first season. I am a huge Heroes fan so this book is a must have for me. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Esther
The comic was in perfect condition and got here a day early!
The artwork is beautiful and it's an amazing story, I get lost in this comic every time I read it. Read more
fast paced and amazing but also the stories were very interesting so it was easier to understand each story as you went alongPublished on January 1, 2013 by ritik
I had heard a lot about how this book filled in the details, making a lot of background story for the show make a lot of sense and filling in plot holes spectacularly. Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by David Stiefel