Friday, April 18, 2008

Get Some Rest

Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and his Divide Pictures producing partner (and good friend) Russ Cundiff have collaborated on a comic book project that will be released by Devil's Due Publishing later on this year. Milo and Russ are currently in NYC promoting the release of this new comic book series, entitled Rest, at New York Comic Con. Here is the cover artwork for the first book in the series:

Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia is to feature in a series of comic books. The actor, who plays Peter Petrelli in the NBC drama, has signed a deal with Devil's Due Publishing to create a four-issue miniseries called Rest. He and producing partner Russ Cundiff will develop the books via their Divide Pictures company, with Mark Powers (Drafted) attached to write them from a story by Mike O'Sullivan. The issues will focus on the dangers of staying awake as the Ventimiglia-inspired central character becomes embroiled in a conspiracy between a malevolent pharmaceutical firm and the US government. The project will be unveiled at New York's Comic-Con today and published in the autumn. If successful, the books may be made into a TV show or movie, reports Variety. Ventimiglia can currently be seen in medical thriller Pathology.

As if Milo weren't enough of a superhero already, now he will live on in comic book form as well ... I love it! The comic book series will debut as a limited edition ashcan preview at NY Comic Con but a formal introduction issue will be released this summer. Geeks all around rejoice ... a successful comic book launch may lead to a TV show which would be very cool. I'm excited to check it out -- more Milo, more Milo, more Milo :) [Source]