Do you read the graphic novels?

United States
June 14, 2007 4:56pm CST
I tried to read them on, but I only got to the comic strip looking ones. I think there is a print version that you can just read, but I haven't looked into it yet. I am told that they tell you what happens beyond what the episodes show you. Do you read them?
4 responses
15 Jun 07
1. As an avid reader of graphic novels, calling what NBC publishes as "Graphic Novels" is a real stretch. Even calling them a comic in the traditional sense is a bit of a stretch. 2. Although short (I WISH they were longer) I have really enjoyed reading all of them. The artwork has been pretty solid throughout too, which was nice. 3. They don't show you much of a story outside of the episodes, it's more of a backstory thing in most cases, (especially Hannah) however, it means that their backstories are available to be told without having to waste (sometimes) a third of an episode on backstory flashbacks like in Lost.
• United States
15 Jun 07
Thank you for explaining all that to me. I am not a big fan of comic's, graphic novels, and really anything that is considered fantasy or sci fi, but I am love with this show!
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
16 Jun 07
I've tried to read them, but I find them a bit too short and for me they don't enhance the stories at all. I really think it's pushing it a bit to call them graphic novels as the real novels that I know are much much longer.
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• South Africa
18 Jun 07
I actually really enjoy the 'graphic novels', despite their brevity. I think that they provide nice insights into the story and the characters. the print version (which I read) is a simple PDF, so if you have problems with the online version, download them. They are not necessary to enjoy the show, but they are fun.
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
Yes i sure do! One good reason for people to read the graphics novels is that it brings about new insights about the story that are not in the series. An example is the story of Hanna Gitelman.(I think thats the spelling) So i would definitely recommend Heroes' fans to read the novels!!:)