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23 Apr 2010

“Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia comes in at #18 on Nerdage’s list of actors with geek appeal.  Not only does Ventimiglia star as a superhero on the nerd-friendly “Heroes,” he’s also produced his own comic book – “Berserker,” from Top Cow.  Ventimiglia starred in a viral video promoting the comic.

“Berserker” started as a screenplay from Rick Loverd, a staff writer on “Friday Night Lights.” Ventimiglia, who portrays the superpowered Peter Petrelli on “Heroes,” and his producing partner Russ Cundiff both loved the script. But they thought the violence could make it a hard sell.

“They found this screenplay. They read it. They loved it; and they said, no one in their right mind is going to make this as a TV show or a movie – we should totally buy this,” Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik said. “Both Russ and Milo are comics fans, so they said this would be perfect for comics fans.”

Ventimiglia also promoted Free Comic Book Day this year with a viral video at freecomicbookday.com encouraging fans to visit local comic book stores on May 1.

by Aniek | Category: News & Announcements