Distribution for the comics will be in mid and late 2013 and will be available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble’s The Nook Book Store and Kobo. To learn more Lion Forge executives will participate on a panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 20, in Room: 26AB.
As word circulates around the Internet about a potential Knight Rider movie, the 1980s TV series along with Airwolf, Miami Vice, Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell are getting the digital comic book treatment as NBCUniversal has teamed with transmedia studio Lion Forge Comics.
“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,” stated Chris Lucero, director of Global Consumer Products Licensing for NBCUniversal Television in a press release. “We’re excited to give fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite shows and characters in a completely new way.”
Members of the creative team which will be bringing the small screen tales to the graphic novel pages include writers Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Jackie Chan Adventures), Jonathan London (Geekscape), Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, Ben 10) and David Gorden (Catalyst Prime: Accel) as well as artists Jason Johnson (Wetworks, Godstorm), Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana.
“From hugely popular characters such as Crockett and Tubbs, Zack Morris and Punky Brewster to highly stylized music and clothing choices, these TV franchises have had a significant impact on pop culture,” remarked David Steward, CEO, Lion Forge. “We here at Lion Forge are looking forward to extending that influence by creating visually appealing and entertaining experiences on mobile devices for a whole new generation of fans.”