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]