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Graphic Novel:Rebellion, Part 1
| Rebellion, Part 1|
|Issue #: ||136 ||Released: ||May 4, 2009 |
|Story by:||Zach Craley|
|Art and colors by:||Dennis Calero|
|Produced by:||Nanci Quesada|
|Easter Egg:||Behind the scenes image of Željko Ivanek and Hayden Panettiere|
|Previous:||The Natural Order of Things|
|Next:||Rebellion, Part 2|
|In the midnight hour, Micah's rebel yell.|
|Our Heroes were pursued, hunted, and imprisoned during the course of FUGITIVES -- during which a mysterious entity appeared, calling itself REBEL. Rebel worked to both direct and aid our Heroes in their struggles.
During the attempt to save Tracy, it was Micah Sanders who was outed as the face of Rebel. But what twists of fate turned Micah from a young boy mourning his mother's death into the insurrectionist force known as Rebel? Was he working alone? And what became of the rest of his family?What planted those initial seeds of...
Monica Dawson is using her powers to help the people of New Orleans, with Micah Sanders communicating with her and using his technopathy to help her out. After thwarting a burglary attempt, Micah helps Monica escape police and they both head home separately. Over his com, Micah hears the sound of Monica under attack. At home, he finds the house empty and uses his power to learn that Monica and Nana were taken by agents, along with Damon who the agents believed to be Micah. Micah heads back to his school computer and accessed video footage of the captives being loaded onto Flight 195. He also finds a list of the captives aboard the plane, including Monica, Nana, Flint, Hiro, Matt, Peter, Sparrow Redhouse, Mohinder and Tracy. Claire and Sylar are also shown and Micah wonders why Claire has been released. Micah then goes to work on the computer, using his power to begin erasing information while he listens to the plane going down in tears.
- This graphic novel indicates that Monica Dawson, Nana Dawson, Sparrow Redhouse and Flint Gordon, Jr. were among the fugitives on Flight 195.
- The episode is set during A Clear and Present Danger.
- The row of hooded prisoners seen in the panel where they are loaded onto the plane do not have goggles and earmuffs; they also have their hands behind their backs. However, in A Clear and Present Danger, all of them have their hands in front of them and are wearing goggles and earmuffs. Rebellion, Part 2 corrects the latter two errors.
- It is also possible the row of hooded prisoners shown in the panel included Monica and Nana. And may indicate that they were on the same row as Hiro, Tracy and Sparrow (they were most likely the two prisoners directly in front of Sparrow, due to them being captured at the same time). As seen in Flight 195's security footage, a hooded Sparrow is seen in the back of the second row of prisoners entering the plane on the left side of the ramp much like in the panel (earlier in the footage, Sparrow is shown to be shorter than the prisoner in front of her while the prisoner in the back of the other row is much taller than the prisoner in front of them).
- It is never explained (not in this comic or in the others) why Damon was never put onboard Flight 195. While according to the transport list of the plane's passengers, Damon's (confused for Micah) status is listed as "Pending", implying the capture team realized their error, it still doesn't explain why he wasn't on the plane. It only raises the question of why he was taken to another place when he, Monica, and Nana were taken at the same time, especially since they were the last of the plane's intended passengers to be abducted.
- Judging by the presence of her name on the transport list, Claire was supposed to be transported on Flight 195 before being given a free pass. However, in the episode A Clear and Present Danger, there are no empty seats seen on the plane. While Damon, confused for Micah, may have also been intended to be a passenger, the team had realized much earlier they had caught the wrong person before sending the others to the hangar. Claire, however, was released as soon as the prisoners were readied to be transported, so the lack of an empty seat is unexplained.
- The rebel yell was a battle cry used by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.
- Rebel Yell was also the title of Billy Idol's second album, featuring a song of the same name. The song's chorus is, "In the midnight hour, she cried, 'More, more, more," much like the NBC's tagline for this graphic novel.
- For images from Rebellion, Part 1, see images from Rebellion, Part 1.
- Heroes on NBC.com
- Downloadable PDF comic on archive.org — Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat or compatible reader to view