Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE, an all-new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series, “Revenge.” This 112-page hardcover hits comic shops and bookstores everywhere on September 3rd, 2014.
In “Revenge”, Emily Thorne is a recent addition to the Hamptons social scene – a beautiful, wealthy woman who appears to be nothing more than a good-natured philanthropist. She’s moved next door to the powerful Grayson family, and has begun immersing herself in their world.
But there is more to this girl than meets the eye.
Emily Thorne’s real name is Amanda Clarke. At the age of nine, the Graysons and their elite social circle framed Amanda’s father for a horrific crime he didn’t commit. Now, twenty years later, Amanda has returned under an assumed identity to wreak havoc on the lives of those who stole her childhood and betrayed her father.
REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE follows Amanda as she sets out on her first mission of revenge. After training in Japan, the untested heroine finds herself infiltrating a high society of excess and intrigue in Geneva, Switzerland. There, she uncovers new secrets about her past while preparing for her future.
However, it’s a future that will be short-lived unless Amanda can figure out a way to take down a surprising enemy with ties to the same people who destroyed her life.
REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE brings together the best creators in the industry including “Revenge” series writer Ted Sullivan, writer Erica Schultz (M3), interior artist Vincenzo Balzano with cover artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman, American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares).
Emily’s meticulous and vengeful path was not without a learning curve. Writer Erica Schultz says, “This story takes us way back to before Emily had any experience in her ‘takedowns’. She makes mistakes. She learns from some of them, but, as you'll see, she has a hard time learning some lessons and fans of the show will be pleased to pick up on a few Easter Eggs hidden here and there.”
“Emily is a comic book character!” exclaims “Revenge” series writer Ted Sullivan. “She has a secret identity. She’s poses as a rich socialite who exacts revenge for a childhood tragedy. Even her famous dark “hoodie” is a type of superhero costume. She has all the classic comic book tropes that make her and her adventures a perfect fit for an original graphic novel with Marvel.”
With a mix of action, suspense, romance and revelations, REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE is a thrilling ride into the previously unexplored past of television’s most dynamic – and dangerous – girl next door.
REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE will arrive in comic shops and bookstores everywhere on September 3rd, 2014.
“Revenge” returns with all new episodes Sunday, March 9th at 10 p.m. on The ABC Television Network. “Revenge” stars Emily VanCamp as Amanda Clarke/Emily Thorne, Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Nick Weschler as Jack Porter, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Clarke, and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis. “Revenge” is executive-produced by Sunil Nayar, Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey and Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. The series, created by Mike Kelley, is produced by ABC Studios.