'Revenge' is now a comic: ABC soap gets a graphic novel

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revenge-comic-graphic-novel-marvel-emily-thorne.jpgEmily Thorne is kind of a bada**, so it make sense that the red pen-wielding "Revenge" heroine is now the subject of a comic book. Thorne is getting the superhero treatment in a graphic novel called "Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne," scheduled for release by Marvel Comics on Sept. 3. (Marvel and ABC are both parts of the Disney empire.)

"Revenge" producer Sunil Nayar tells USA Today that the novel will take place years before the start of the ABC hit, when 19-year-old Emily goes on her first mission after training under her revenge master, Takeda.

"The parts of the history we're bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that shows up in the pilot, as differentiated from the girl who was thrown into [juvenile detention] when her dad was taken from her," Nayar says.

The "Secret Origin" book was written by Erica Schultz and Ted Sullivan, and the art is from Vincenzo Balzano and Dustin Nguyen.

"We're going to the beginning where when things don't fall into place, she has to think fast on her feet," Schultz says. "And she doesn't have the experience she has on the show, so there's going to be more mistakes and fumbles."

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