Originally Posted by GettinLost
So just for kicks - Would you like to see LOST continue (Canon* material - not just fictional fodder) in Comics?
*ETA: "In the context of fan fiction, the term canon denotes the material accepted as "official", in a fictional universe's fan base. It is used in two slightly different meanings: first, "it refers to the overall set of storylines, premises, settings, and characters offered by the source media text".:28 In this sense, canon is "the original work from which the fan fiction author borrows," or "the original media on which the fan fictions are based." Secondly, it is used "as a descriptor of specific incidents, relationships, or story arcs that take place within the overall canon"; thus certain incidents or relationships may be described as being canon or not.:32" - Wikipedia
What if we look a little deeper, i.e. to the precursor media from which the "original work" (in this case Lost
) was derived? Lost
is chiefly derived from "The Lost Special" and other A.C. Doyle stories which are long since in the public domain. It would not be too hard to construct a graphic novel which contained no property of Lost
and yet would be recognizable to fans of the TV serial based on that stuff, and whose plot would explain why the characters on Lost
acted so strangely -- something like the way Hamlet constructed a fictional play which was recognized by his audience as revealing his uncle's activities. Lost
also borrowed from and alluded to material from many other sources, such as the TV show Dept. S
, but did not do so so literally as to infringe on any of their protected material, so a graphic novel could do likewise with Lost
. So for instance you could have a neurosurgeon character but not name him Jack Shepherd, nor the name of the corresponding neurosurgeon in "A Perfect Operation" (Dept. S
episode), which are still under copyright, but you could name him something else, such as the name of the original character in the corresponding Doyle story.