'80s TV shows getting comic book treatment

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Punky Brewster and the kids from Saved by the Bell are returning to the small screen through digital comic books. So, too, are Knight Rider, Airwolf, and Miami Vice.

Lion Forge Comics and NBC Universal said Tuesday they partnered to develop, write, illustrate, and publish digital comics based on those shows from the 1980s and 1990s, bringing new stories for characters like Crockett and Tubbs as well as KITT and Screech.

The comics are set to be released later this year through iTunes, Amazon’s Kindle Bookstore, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store and Kobo.

The NBC Universal-owned shows are the latest in a growing push that has seen other TV properties extend their stories in comics, most recently The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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