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Revenge, Time Travel, and Perennial Enemies in A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1

Revenge, Time Travel, and Perennial Enemies in A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1

By Staff Reports

BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1, the first issue in a prestige 3-issue original series from director, creator of Project Power, and one of the screenwriters behind the upcoming Batman sequel, Mattson Tomlin, with Lee Bermejo, iconic artist behind the smash hits Batman: Damned and Joker, and letterer Becca Carey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) about two men cursed to roam across time and space in an unending cycle of violence and revenge, available in December 2022. 

Shawn Thacker is a trained assassin from the future who seeks revenge on the only other man with his affliction—each life they take forces them both to involuntarily travel between vastly different past and future eras. Spanning from 22nd century Tokyo to 1950s New Orleans to the Cretaceous Era and beyond, the two mortal rivals are locked in a battle of wills that spans millions of years, all to alter the course of history. 

With each time period, legendary artist Lee Bermejo adjusts his artistic style to pay homage to luminary comics artists and historical master painters, presented in a prestige, oversized format!



A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1 features main cover art by series artist Bermejo, and variant covers by highly acclaimed illustrators Alex Garner (Batman), Jae Lee (Grim), and Rafael Grampá (BRZRKR).

A VICIOUS CIRCLE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; and the upcoming Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; and Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara.

Print copies of A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1 will be available for sale on December 14, 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.  

For continuing news on A VICIOUS CIRCLE and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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