Saved By the Bell

Prometheus is spilling over into comics. Dark Horse Entertainment is “brewing something up that I think the fans of Ridley Scott‘s amazing film will really like,” says publisher Mike Richardson.

No official announcement has been made and details are still scarce, but Bleeding Cool reports that Dark Horse plans to introduce Prometheus characters into their Aliens comic book franchise, which has been around since 1988. Richardson let slip that a writer had already been hired for the new project, but wouldn’t say who. More info is expected to hit at Comic-Con. [THR]

After the jump, Saved By the Bell, Miami Vice, and Punky Brewster get comic-book-sequelized, and the Mad Max video game gains an Aussie accent.

Get ready to walk the halls of Bayside High once more — in the pages of a comic book. NBC Universal has struck a deal with Lion Forge Comics to create digital comic series based on ’80s and ’90s series Saved By the Bell, Miami Vice, Airwolf, Night Rider, and Punky Brewster.

Already attached to write are David Gorden, Jonathan London, Joelle Sellner, and Geoffrey Thorne, who’ll work with artists Jason Johnson, Carl Reed, and Lorenzo Lizana. The books will hit later this year, and will be available for purchase through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple iBooks, the Nook Book Store, and Kobo. [Mashable]

Fans’ complaints about changes to their beloved properties often fall on deaf ears, but game developer Avalanche Studio is actually listening. Chief Creative Officer Christofer Sundberg tweeted that Max Rockatansky would speak with an Aussie accent in the upcoming Mad Max video game, after an earlier trailer with American accents drew criticism (and inspired a Change.org petition).

The game will land in stores sometime next year. The next cinematic installment of the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, is also expected to hit in 2014. [The Verge]

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