Heroes Reborn: Collection One
When Heroes premiered on NBC, it was a bona fide phenomenon, and although the later seasons never lived up to the promise of the first season, the show left a legacy of long-form storytelling behind. And now that the show has returned in ambitious (if under viewed) fashion, there are many new stories to tell.
Heroes Reborn: Collection One brings us three stories set in the Heroes Reborn universe: the first reimagines the pilot episode, the second takes us into the backstory of Father Mauricio, and the third explores one of the series’ new villains, as a corrupt cop and a drug dealer do battle, only to find themselves swept up in a greater conspiracy as the U.S. government’s Evo hunters cross paths with another shadowy force.
These three tales are an intriguing way to expand upon the universe of the reboot, but fans of the original series should be warned: these stories don’t have much in the way of ties to the original, save for an occasional namedrop here or there.
Although the third story is pretty take-it-or-leave-it, the first two complement the new series nicely, adding gentle touches and refreshing color to the world of the show.
David Bishop, Timothy Zahn, Stephen Blackmoore