Heroes on NBC…a good first episode
by Matt Starnes
This is a bit late but wanted to share a few brief impressions on the first episode of Heroes. Overall I thought it was a good first episode. It has a fairly large cast much like Lost and there is a mystery as well. Folks from around the world suddenly think they have super powers and it looks like they do. Hiro in Tokyo is probably my favorite. He can teleport and control space & time. Hiro is also the comic relief on the show.
The reason this show will probably work is it’s basically the X-Men or so it seems. The characters seem to be the next step in evolution.
What I loved and probably most comic book art fans will love is the artist who paints the future on canvas much to his horror. Fans of Tim Sale will enjoy seeing his work in this episode.
Hats off to NBC for airing the hour long show with limited commercial interuptions. Let’s face it, the network needs a hit and is trying everything to develop one. With comic book adaptations being popular I believe they may have a shot at nuturing a show that can last five years.
Much like Lost the show has unanswered questions that will be replaced by others as they are answered.
I’ll give Heroes a couple more episodes and do another review.
Check out the “graphic” novel by comic book artist Michael Turner @ http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/novels/ and look for more online comics by today’s popular artists in the coming weeks.
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