07/16/2013 03:58 pm ET

'Heroes' Returning To Life As Dynamite Comic


"Heroes" is being revived as a comic book from Dynamite Entertainment.

Comic Book Resources broke the news of the new series following the adventures of the NBC characters created by Tim Kring. "The Sixth Gun" writer Cullen Bunn will pen the new "Heroes" comic book series. Bunn told CBR he was a fan of the NBC series.

The new comic book series picks up where "Heroes" left off. "Right off the bat, Claire is going to be our point of view character. The first issue is centered more on her than anyone else. That said, you're going to see most of those core characters early on in the first few issues," Bunn told CBR. "Hiro was the character I always liked most in the show for a number of reasons. So you'll be seeing him and Sylar and a bunch of others who will get thrown back into the story early on. Claire, Hiro and Sylar will be big right off the bat, but it won't be long before you see all the core characters."

In April 2013, there were rumors that MSN and Xbox were looking at reviving "Heroes." However, nothing was ever confirmed.

TV shows being revived as comic books is a hot trend. Joss Whedon brought "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" back to life with a new Dark Horse comic book series. "The X-Files" recently got a Season 10 comic book which has creator Chris Carter on board. And while not a comic, "Veronica Mars" will get a two book series set after the movie with series creator Rob Thomas co-writing.

Click over to CBR for more on the "Heroes" comic series.