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Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster return in comic book form

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Jul 02, 2013 | 11:04am EDT

Saved By The Bell, Knight Rider and Punky Brewster are among the TV series set for a return to pop culture in the form of comic books. The shows, as well as Miami Vice and Airwolf, aired on U.S. network NBC during the 1980s and 1990s, and now TV executives have teamed up with chiefs at Missouri publishing house Lion Forge Comics for a new project to revive the five programmes. Digital forms of the comics will be available for e-book purchase later this year (13), reconnecting fans with some of America's most-loved characters, including Miami Vice detectives James 'Sonny' Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, who was portrayed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Soleil Moon Frye's Penelope 'Punky' Brewster. Comic book executive David Steward says, "From hugely popular characters such as Crockett and Tubbs, Zack Morris and Punky Brewster to highly stylised music and clothing choices, these TV franchises have had a significant impact on pop culture. We here at Lion Forge are looking forward to extending that influence by creating visually appealing and entertaining experiences on mobile devices for a whole new generation of fans."

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