• Publication date: August 7, 2010

The pursuit to stop an exploding man Ordinary people with extraordinary powers

In its first season, "Heroes" was honored with a People's Choice Award, an AFI Award, a Multicultural Prism Award, the TV Land Future Classic Award and was named the TV Critics Association Outstanding Program of the Year. In addition, "Heroes" received Golden Globe Award, NAACP Image Award, WGA Award, Satellite Award and Emmy Award nominations.

In its first season, "Heroes" was honored with a People's Choice Award, an AFI Award, a Multicultural Prism Award, the TV Land Future Classic Award and was named the TV Critics Association Outstanding Program of the Year. In addition, "Heroes" received Golden Globe Award, NAACP Image Award, WGA Award, Satellite Award and Emmy Award nominations.

The show chronicles ordinary human beings who discover they posses extraordinary powers. Not the first time writer/creator Tim Kring has touched upon the supernatural. In 1985 he co-created the show Misfits of Science a show which also followed humans with superpowers, though it was short lived. Heroes, however, opened its first season with a whopping 16 million viewers.

The first volume, Genesis, begins with seemingly ordinary group of people gradually becoming aware that they have special abilities. Events illustrate their reactions to these powers, and how the discovery affects their personal and professional lives. At the same time, several ordinary individuals are investigating the origins and extent of these abilities. Mohinder Suresh, a geneticist, continues his late father's research into the biological source of the change, while Noah Bennett represents a secret organization known only as the "Company".

Among those who will discover their superpowers are Nathan Petrelli whose strange brother proves to him he can fly. Cheerleader, Claire Bennett learns that she is literally indestructible, cannot be harmed, nor die. Hiro Nakamura believes he can control time and space continuum and tries to convince his co-worker Anders of his powers. Others include a painter who paints the future, a stripper with a ferocious alter-ego, a man who can walk through walls, and a detective who reads the minds of people for good.

While coping with these new abilities, each of the characters is drawn, willingly or unwillingly, into the Company's conspiracy to control superpowered people and into a race to stop an explosion from destroying New York City.