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HEROES Volume One (Heroes Graphic Novels)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  1,425 Ratings  ·  187 Reviews
The Emmy Award-nominated NBC series Heroes comes to comics in this spectacular graphic novel, now available in trade paperback. Full color.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by WildStorm (first published November 12th 2007)
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Brooke
Nov 28, 2007 Brooke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always intended on reading this (a collection of all 34 webcomics from the first season of Heroes) right after it was released. Two more seasons of Heroes went by before I randomly picked it up while browsing my library's graphic novel selection, and I'm rather glad I waited.

It's generally known that seasons 2 and 3 of the show haven't been very well received by fans. I didn't come down quite as hard on them as many fans did, although I no longer looked forward to it with impatient eagerness.
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Su
Jan 03, 2014 Su rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd-manga
O primeiro impacto que tive com este livro foi de desilusão, não propriamente pela qualidade do seu conteúdo, mas porque tinha uma expectativa completamente diferente daquilo que este seria. A culpa foi sem dúvida minha pois este deixa muito claro aquilo a que se propõe. No entanto, não deixou de ser, pelo menos num primeiro momento, um balde de água fria.

Heroes foi a série que me fez apaixonar por séries! Foi a primeira que me deixou colada ao ecrã completamente em pulgas para saber o que acont
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Julianna
Dec 22, 2016 Julianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Heroes TV Show
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"4.5 stars" I’m a big fan of the Heroes TV show, and actually bought this graphic novel for my husband way back when the show was still airing. I’m not sure if he ever read it, but I didn’t. When we recently started re-watching the series, I figured it was a good time to finally take a look at Heroes: Volume One. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but as it turns out, that’s not a bad thing. Before picking it up, I thought that the entire book was a graphic novelizatio
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Molly S
May 07, 2010 Molly S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
Heroes... in a way, its extremley complicated. I don't really think the character will ever REALLY know, like, what the hell is going on. They will always be discovering that no one is like them, and that exposing themselvs can be potentially dangerous.
I think just the series in general is really saying something about the society we live in today. Like, having a lot of power is difficult to control(in a way i think that has to do with Peter because his power is to absorb any power of someone he
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Greg712
Do people like being a hero? The idea has been flying around us for centuries. Take Spiderman and Superman, for example? Do you think they like supposedly saving the world multiple times? I don't think so. Yeah, Peter Parker and Clark Kent both are well known reporters of seeing and reporting Super and Spidey in action, but do they like trying to put their lives in jeopardy? I don't think so.

Look at Niki, Petrelli and Claire. They all know they have powers, but do they always have a desire to us
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Jennifer
I absolutely loved the show and when I finished it, I wasn't ready to let go so I figured I needed to read the comics. This one didn't really do much for me. There were sections that I enjoyed because it gave a nice back story to the characters (namely Petrelli & Linderman) but to me it didn't seem to differ enough from the show as I was expecting it to. It seemed to be more of a recap of what we already knew with a bit of extra thrown in. That big said, Volume 2 is much better, in my opinio ...more
Donald Armfield
My wife and I watched the TV series; dedicated watchers. This is one of those that turn out "The book is always better than movie" although its a graphic novel.

One character (not in show) Wireless. She has the power of reading wireless waves; text messages, emails and computer connect online.

The comics are quick to the point. It doesn't drag out with long periods of unneeded information. Side characters are brought in that were not really touched on in show. Overall if you seen show this a MUST
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Wael Koubeissy
I wanted to give this book 4 well deserved stars for the beautiful graphics and the great work but one thing changed my mind, the book is called heroes and it's about heroes with super powers, but guess who these heroes are? An Israeli girl who is, according to the book, the daughter of another "hero" who was a pilot and killed Arabs and Palestinians in the six days war, and Hanna, the recent "hero" wants to revenge her mother and grand mother who were killed by... yea you guessed it right, anot ...more
Thai712
May 07, 2010 Thai712 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Superheroes are people that we look up to. They are like these gods or saviors that as little kids, we worship. It's basic knowledge that superheroes are important people in their fictional society; that they portray goodness in the world. But Heroes the television show may be putting a twist on this.

I'm pretty sure that almost everyone else who has been assigned to write one of these reviews, is writing about how Heroes has positive influences. How it shows that we are all connected, or how we
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Asha712
May 07, 2010 Asha712 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This story is unique. so are these people, they are all special in someway,it isn't really like all the other hero books and movies and shows that you would typically see.like spider-man he gets bit by a spider or something and then he becomes a hero. but in the movie lets take Niki for example, nothing superficial happens to her. one day she looks in the mirror and there's this whole other side of her just standing there glaring back at her, the evil side of her. nothing bites her she doesn't ...more
Sebastian
May 07, 2010 Sebastian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
In Heroes, Every character is important, they are not "Just another person." They are special. Pete can fly, but he doesn't know how people would react if he told them. The knowledge that he is important, and "meant for something... Bigger" boosts his self confidence in a huge way. He wants to be somebody big, lately he has been left behind standing alone in his brothers huge shadow of fame and importance. But what can he do? His brother is a congress man.

People often want to think of themselves
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Nikki712
I think that the main idea in this book is that you have to accept yourself for who you are, and not try to fight who you are, because who you are destined to be is not going to change. So, you should just make the best of it. In the story, Claire tries everything she can to be normal again, and to stop being who she really is, (a super hero) but of course that doesn't work because she can't just decide to not have powers, but she still tries to fight them. I mean, you can either fight who you a ...more
Katie M.
May 07, 2010 Katie M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it. I think Isaac isn't the one who is going to save the world I think its either going to be Claire. Because when the future hero came he said save the cheerleader save the world.

I predict that at some point in the story that everyone who has powers is going to have to come together to save Claire, But there has to be a lot more people with powers because I doubt very much that only the 4 or 5 people we know so far with powers is going to be able to save Claire.

I think Claire's father M
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Ana712
May 07, 2010 Ana712 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
In Heroes, everybody eventually meets up: Whether it be Niki, being blackmailed to have sex with Nathan, or Hiro, searching for Isaac. When Hiro saw himself in the comic book, he knew that the author must have powers like him.So he went to find Isaac. It seems like Hiro wants so badly to be different, but at the same time needs the comfort of having someone else; someone he knows who is like him. I think that comfort of having someone like you is why he brought his friend along with him.

On earth
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Julia712
May 07, 2010 Julia712 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
Right now, everything is coming together for these "heroes". They are all discovering something about themselves. Whether that be flying like Peter or painting the future like Isaac, it's all something new.

But what seems strange to me is that none of them seem to believe in themselves fully. I mean, sure they believe they are special, they believe they have powers, but something isn't there. Something that is important in well, a hero. I can't quite target it yet but if seems to fall around: th
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Karenna L.
May 07, 2010 Karenna L. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: seventh-grade
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Michael712
Good guy, bad guy, or just a regular person. Many of the people in the show Heroes are finding out what their abilities (super powers) are. Whether they decide to use it to help the world or not is their choice. But some people seem like they good be good or bad to me. They looked like they're going to use their powers (abilities) to help the world but then they had a flash of evil where it looks like they could go the other way. Like when Claire found out that she was basically invincible she s ...more
Charles712
Well first of all, when you read this book or see the show, your like wow, why can't i be like Nikki and have a double side of me kill some assholes? When she comes back to her house, after dropping off Micah, to get some stuff she is met by two guys who are very angry at her. They threaten her, and her other half takes over and kills them. And i totally agree, i would definitely want that too. But i think the idea of this show is saying that we all kind of have our own power, our uniqueness. Wh ...more
Yalenny712
May 07, 2010 Yalenny712 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
Well when ever people hear the word heroes, they automatically X out the idea of villain and a picture of Superman in his suit saving a child from a disaster. But the bottom line is, They are pretty much people too, trying to lead on their lives, as if they were as common as the rest of us.

Niki is trying to do the best that she can to keep Micah safe and protected even thought, what she IS, is very much endangering the both of them. She tries to hide who and WHAT she is to most of the people out
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Michelle712
May 09, 2010 Michelle712 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
In this story, each main character has a strange trait. Some are scary and some are cool. At first some of the characters, like Claire are sure of their powers but some characters, like Hiro try and try until they are sure. The characters may use their powers for good or for bad. Niki has a power that she has two sides of her. One is her regular self as a mom and the other side is an evil killer. Hiro uses his powers for good. He can freeze time to help/ save the world.

The world that we live in
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Jacky
May 07, 2010 Jacky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: seventh-grade
Well, it seems like the heroes didn't have their powers since they were born. But I like that this book gives us the beginning of a whole adventure still ahead of them. It seems like they're all using their powers for good. But Niki sdeems to not be able to control her power... yet. I'm wondering if she'll learn to control it or if in the end Jessica will have more strength to overpower her.

I'm thinking that ok so yeah, maybe we aren't two different people but we do have different kinds of emo
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Sophia712
May 07, 2010 Sophia712 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are heroes all around us. They may be the person sitting next to you for all you know. They seem perfectly normal. Take Niki, Hiro, Peter, Claire, and all the others. If you were walking past them in the street they would seem like just another person, until you really get to know them.

When Niki and Nathan first met, they didn't notice anything strange about each other. Hours passed and they still didn't even have a clue about what each other was.

You never know when you're with a hero or
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Ames712
May 07, 2010 Ames712 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Heroes. Not the movie but heroes, like the good people in our world that do great things to help our society. Why do we call them heroes, I mean what would happen if we only relied on them to help us all in the world? Soon we would become so reliant that we wouldn't try to accomplish anything that takes some effort. Like opening a pickle jar, if we didn't know how to survive without those heroes, we would be calling them every 5 minutes.

I know that nobody knows about Niki, Clair, Hiro, Micah, P
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Alazzar
I’d previously read this book all in one shot, after watching season one of Heroes, but this time I decided to read it episode by episode as I re-watched the season—you know, to get the original experience that was intended when the comics first came out on the Internet.

In a word: “Meh.”

I’m just really not sure what to think about the book. I mean, they couldn’t have included any stories here that were of vital importance to the TV show’s plot, because if they did, anyone who didn’t read the com
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Johnathan Dove
Jun 04, 2010 Johnathan Dove rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yess
Recommended to Johnathan by: merlin
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Jack C.
May 07, 2010 Jack C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nikki is dealing with real world problems. She recently faces the loss of the one person in the world whom she loves the most. Micah. Her son is taken away from her and she doesn't know how to cope, so she lets Jessica take over her body, in the hope that Jessica will bring Micah back. DL thinks that what he is doing is going to save Micah, but what he doesn't realize is that both Jessica and Niki love their son. At the same time taking Micah away from Nikki, he is also taking away the most imp ...more
Deborah Ideiosepius
This is a nice graphic novel that I picked up in the library, I think in the Young Adults section. The first few stories had me enthralled, after which the novelty wore off a little because every story seemed independent and I couldn't help wondering when the story arcs were going to connect already. They did eventually, there were a couple of overall plot arcs as well as the shorter ones and I liked the whole collection. The artwork is good solid fare, quite standard to the action trade-paperba ...more
Tyler Centeno
May 07, 2010 Tyler Centeno rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What does it mean to be a hero? To tell you the truth I feel that a hero is someone who saves a life or someone who gives his/her life to save another's. I know that it is not right to kill or to take a life. However, if someone is trying to save someone abd that person kills in the process to save a life then I do not feel that person is a murderer.

If a person has special powers and that person uses his powers for good then I see that being a hero. You do not need special powers to be a hero e
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Scarlett N.
Is someone triggering the "special gene"? Is someone injecting them with something? Or is it being triggered by thier own bodies? If someone is triggeering it then why? What would that person have to gain? Is that why Sylar is killing the people with the "special gene"? To get rid of his creation or the creation of someone elses work?

But why? What is so wrong that these people need to be gotten rid of. That's what I don't get. Why do you need to make a good first impression? What difference doe
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Peter712
May 07, 2010 Peter712 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7-grade

Heroes are always thought of as spandex wear people that go around saving people knowing that it is what the meant for. In this the heroe's consist of : a crazy stripper, a man that cant even speak english, a wanna be congress man, a day dream who thinks he can fly, a suicidal girl, and last but not least a herione addict.

When you hear it would be a shock these are definitly not the people in spandex that have everything. Thesse are people that are slightly confused of there powers but are so
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