Film & TV

Miami Vice Returns as a Digital Comic

Crockett and Tubbs, together again?

It's true. Thanks to a partnership between NBCUniversal Television and Lion Forge Comics, Miami Vice is making a comeback. But this time, Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas are headed to your iPad, not your television.

The classic '80s hit is one of five vintage TV shows to be remade in digital comic form, NBC announced this week.

In a statement, NBCUniversal director of Global Consumer Products Licensing Chris Lucero said, "Partnering with the team at Lion Forge to bring classic TV properties to life in graphic novel format was a natural step for us as we continue to identify new ways to entertain our fans in the digital space."

You want a new way to entertain your fans in the digital space? How about making your shows less restricted in Hulu? But I digress.

The crime-fighting, pastel-wearing duo are just two of the returning characters who'll be familiar to anyone in Generation X and older. Knight Rider, Airwolf, Punky Brewster, and Saved by the Bell are also getting the digital comic treatment.

The comics will be available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo later this year. Personally, I'm hoping for an Avengers-style mashup in which Crockett takes KITT for a spin and Screech and Punky Brewster become BFFs.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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