Children of the 1980s, brace yourselves: "Saved By the Bell" is returning as a digital comic book.
The now-classic NBC series, along with "Knight Rider," "Airwolf," "Miami Vice" and "Punky Brewster" will be revived as digital comics. NBC is partnering with Lion Forge for the digital 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,” 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."
Joelle Sellner ("Teen Titans"); Jonathan London ("Geekscape"); Geoffrey Thorne ("Leverage," "Ben 1"0) and David Gorden ("Catalyst Prime: Accel") are writing the comics. Jason Johnson ("Wetworks") and Lion Forge's Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana are on board as artists.
"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."
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.
Best Green Mullet: Captain Planet, "Captain Planet"
1990-1996. (Photo Edit: Hanna-Barbera / Everett Collection)
Best Accessorized Mullet: Duane "Dog" Chapman, "Dog The Bounty Hunter"
Himself, 2004-Present. (Photo Credit: A&E)
Best Jury Rigging Mullet: Angus MacGyver, "MacGyver"
Portrayed By Richard Dean Anderson, 1985-1992. (Photo Credit: Paramount Television / Everett Collection)
Best "Have Mercy" Mullet: Uncle Jesse, "Full House"
Portrayed By John Stamos, 1987-1995. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)
Best Linen-Clad Mullet: Sonny Crockett, "Miami Vice"
Portrayed By Don Johnson, 1984- 1989. (Photo Credit: Michael Putland, Getty Images)
Best Femullet: Christine Sullivan, "Night Court" (Right)
Portrayed By Markie Post, 1985-1992. (Photo Credit: Fotos International / Getty Images)
Best Jheri Curl Mullet: A.C. Slater, "Saved By The Bell"
Portrayed By Mario Lopez, 1989-1994. (Photo Credit: Ron Wolfson /Landov)
Best Pre-Morpheus Mullet: Cowboy Curtis, "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (Left)
Portrayed By Laurence Fishburne, 1986-1987. (Photo Credit: CBS / Landov)
Best Teen Idol Mullet: Keith Partridge, "The Partridge Family"
Portrayed by David Cassidy, 1970-1974. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Best Beer-Guzzling Mullet: Sam Malone, "Cheers"
Portrayed By Ted Danson, 1982-1993. (Photo Credit: Fotos International / Courtesy of Getty Images)
Best Brunette Mullet: Janet Wood, "Three's Company"
Portrayed By Joyce DeWitt, 1977 to 1984. (Photo Credit: Ron Galella, WireImage / Getty Images) <em>Correction: A previous version of this slide identified the above mullet as being portrayed by Janet Wood. Wood was the name of the character played by DeWitt in "Three's Company."</em>
Best Mullet For Sharing the Laughter and Love: Mike Seaver, "Growing Pains"
Portrayed By Kirk Cameron, 1985-1992. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)
Littlest Mullet: Richie Crawford, "Family Matters"
Portrayed By Bryton McClure, 1991-1998. (Photo Credit: Evan Agostini, Liaison / Getty Images)
Best Chosen Person Mullet: Jerry Seinfeld, "Seineld"
Portrayed By Jerry Seinfeld, 1989-1998. (Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic / Getty Images)
Best Trans Am-Resistent Mullet: Michael Knight, "Knight Rider"
Portrayed By David Hasselhoff, 1982-1986. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)
Best Grandmaster B Mullet: Bud Bundy, "Married ... With Children"
Portrayed By David Faustino, 1987-1997. (Photo Credit: Columbia TriStar / Getty Images)
Loveliest Lady Mullet: Carol Brady, "The Brady Bunch" (Left)
Portrayed By Florence Henderson, 1969-1974. (Photo Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
Best Substitute Mullet: Kenny Powers, "Eastbound & Down"
Portrayed By Danny McBride, 2009-Present. (Photo Credit: HBO)
Best Lone Star Mullet: Cord Walker, "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Portrayed By Chuck Norris, 1993-2001. (Photo: CBS / Getty Images)
Best Mediterranean Mullet: Balki Bartokomous, "Perfect Strangers" (Left)
Portrayed By Bronson Pinchot, 1986-1993. (Photo Credit: Lorimar Television / Fotos International/ Getty Images)
Best Greying Mullet: Shannon "Shambo" Water, "Survivor: Samoa"
Herself, 2009. (Photo Credit: CBS / Monty Brinton / Landov)
Best Mullet of Privilege: Steve Sanders, "Beverly Hills, 90210"
Portrayed By Ian Ziering, 1990-2000. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)
Best English Teacher Mullet: Jonathan Turner, "Boy Meets World"
Portrayed By Anthony Tyler Quinn, 1994-1997. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)
Best Boarding School Mullet: Jo Polniaczek, "The Facts Of Life" (Top Middle)
Portrayed By Nancy McKeon, 1980-1988. (Photo Credit: NBC / Getty Images)
Best Jo-Rivaling Mullet: George Burnett, "The Facts Of Life"
Portrayed By George Clooney, 1985-1987. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)