NBCU Shows Get Comic Reboot

 

Digital publisher Lion Forge Comics has released two new digital comic books based on the 1980s TV shows “Airwolf” and “Knight Rider” under license from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.

The comics are available now through the “Comics Plus” app and will soon be available on the Amazon Kindle bookstore, Google Books and other e-book stores.

“It’s always gratifying to see our television properties reimagined in new and unique ways,” says Chris Lucero, director of global consumer products licensing, NBCU Television. “With exciting artwork that complements updated storylines, I know fans of our shows will enjoy new adventures with these beloved TV icons.”

The Airwolf digital comic features a fresh take on the original TV series, which centers around a high-tech military helicopter named Airwolf and its crew.

The Knight Rider comic focuses on crime fighter Michael Knight (made famous by actor David Hasselhoff) and his Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.) car.

“We can’t wait to let fans relive the action-packed experiences of these iconic shows not only as digital comics, but with contemporary events, technologies and other details incorporated,” says David Steward II, founder and chief executive officer, Lion Forge. “We know readers will appreciate experiencing these stories with a modern twist, while still feeling like they’re reliving past shows.”

Lion Forge will also be releasing the first digital issues of comics for the NBCUniversal properties “Miami Vice,” “Punky Brewster” and “Saved By the Bell” over the next two months.

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