The St. Louis publisher Lion Forge Comics is partnering with NBC Universal to write, develop and publish digital comics based on five NBC shows from the 1980s and '90s:Â Knight Rider,Â Airwolf,Miami Vice,Â Punky BrewsterÂ andÂ Saved by the Bell."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," said Lion Forge CEO David Steward in a statement.The company's goal is to extend "that influence by creating visually appealing and entertaining experiences on mobile devices for a whole new generation of fans."Among the writers on the projects are Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans), Jonathan London (Geekscape), Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage) and David Gorden (Catalyst Prime) while artists include Jason Johnson (Wetworks), Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana.The comics will debut later this year and will be available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple's iBooks, Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store and Kobo.KnightRiderOnline had this to add:
Not much is yet known about how much these comics will align with the Knight Rider many of us grew up with. However, when asked by Knight Rider Archives about this Geoff Thorne did say that it would be a "reboot. but you'll find all of it very familiar." We expect to find out more at San Diego Comic Con in two weeks.