Heroes: Superhero Hype?

November 8, 2006

Heroes, a new TV drama action series about different people all over the world discovering they have special powers, is making a huge impact in ratings and one of the top new shows of the season. Whether it is having a dual persona, flying, time travel, ‘wicked art skills’, or being invulnerable, all the main cast members slowly reveal and develop their own powers. The show has definitely created quite a deal of hype and hysteria especially with award winning comic book writer Jeph Loeb on the series. He’s written the Batman/Superman series, Catwoman, Daredevil, Spiderman, and Hulk series among others and is slated to write volumes 3 and 4 of the Ultimates, an alternate reality of the Avengers.

Despite the strong showing of ratings, only after episode 5 and 6 has the show really picked up. The acting is mediocre and really its nothing ‘new’ in terms of story. Its definitely not one of the best shows of all time but its a great stepping stone into the world of graphic novels and comics. If you like Jeph Loeb’s stuff, there’s definately more where that came from. Regardless, the show is worth a shot.

-e

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