If you’ve visited Newsarama this morning, you’ve already seen news that DC Comics/Wildstorm has signed a deal with NBC/Universal to collect the Heroes online comics in graphic novel form, to be released this fall.
Comic-Con undoubtedly will see even more Heroes-related announcements. However, plenty of news — and probably spoilers, so be warned! — has already trickled out of the summer press tours in Los Angeles:
• Leonard Roberts, who plays D.L., was conspicuously absent from a Television Critics Association-sponsored press event. Although series creator Tim Kring cautioned reporters not to read anything into that, TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello points out that this was the second press conference this summer at which Roberts was missing. He’s also not in any of the press materials. Casting decision, or clever misdirection?
• Actress Lyndsy Fonseca, who played Claire’s lesbian-cheerleader friend April, has been dropped from the show after becoming a series regular on Desperate Housewives.
• With Season Two, Heroes goes global — well, at least beyond the United States, Japan and India — as scenes take place in Haiti, Ireland, The Ukraine, Mexico and Egypt, among other locations. During a tour of an Irish pub set, Masi Oka joked, “This is where Hiro goes back in time and saves The Black Donnellys.”
There are tons more tidbits at those links, if you’re not afraid of spoilers.