The popular 80s sitcom Saved by the Bell and other shows including Knight Rider, Punky Brewster, Air Wolf, and Miami Vice will be returning as Digital Comic books.
Huffington Post reports NBC is partnering with Lion Forge for the comics which will be written by Joelle Sellner, Jonathan London, Geoffrey Thorne and David Gorde. Lion Forge’s Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana will illustrate them.
“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,” David Steward, CEO of Lion Forge, said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” Chris Lucero, director of Global Consumer Products Licensing for NBCUniversal Television, said in a statement. “We’re excited to give fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite shows and characters in a completely new way.”
The digital comics based on the NBC shows will be available later in 2013 through Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Kobo, Barne & Noble’s Nook Book Store and Apple’s iBooks.