With the news that Pushing Daisies is currently being adapted into a graphic novel, and that work is already underway, we decided to have a look back over the last few years at other properties that have been successfully converted to the illustrated form.
Writers: Peter Johnson, Zev Barow
Artists: Jeremy Haun, Phil Noto
Released partly as a promotional tool for the series, the Chuck comics saw the characters travel around the world on various missions of espionage.
Writers: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, Brian Vaughan among others
Artists: Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens, Dave Stewart
Whedon’s wildly successful continuation of the Buffy story has long-outgrown its original remit, and proved to many that the medium can be used effectively to continue old shows.
Writers: Aron Eli Coleite, Joe Pokaski among others
Artists: Micah Gunnell, Michael Turnbull among others
Issues: Two (hardcover volumes)
The webcomic for Heroes was collected into two volumes, received well critically thanks to the heavily comics-influenced aesthetic of the show.
Writers: Brandon Jerwa, Seamus Kevin Fahey among others
Artists: Nigel Raynor, Jackson Herbert among others
A large number of re-imagined Galactica comics have been produced in a variety of series, from ones focusing on Zarek through to an elite Viper squadron.
Writers: Brian Lynch, Joss Whedon
Artists: Franco Urru, Nick Runge among others
As with Buffy, Angel’s graphic novel continuation has received popular support, particularly given the abrupt ending of the show itself and its wide existing fan base.