The book will be written by Erica Schultz and 'Revenge' writers Ted Sullivan, Jesse Lasky, and Wilson Pollock. Vincenzo Balzano and Dustin Nyugen will provide the artwork, which looks, from just the cover art, to be awesome.
We've learned plenty about Emily Thorne's (a.k.a. the REAL Amanda Clarke) past, but the writers have an even more detailed backstory that they just don't have the time to delve into on the show, so why not take an even cooler route and turn it into a graphic novel?
"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." 'Revenge' executive producer Sunil Nayar tells USA Today
The graphic novel will cover the beginning of her revenge-y journey, as 19-year-old Emily begins her training under her revenge master, Takeda. When she goes on her first training mission in Switzerland, she is not the quick-thinking revenge-monster she is now, so she has a few fumbles, and is forced to think fast on her feet.
Co-writer Schultz says that the Emily that fans have come to know and love onscreen is "the sum of all the lessons learned and beatings taken in this graphic novel."
Emily Thorne, as we know, is a wealthy socialite who secretly exacts vengeance on her enemies by outsmarting them until she has ruined their reputations, or lives, entirely. She is an orphan; she's done time for crimes she didn't commit; she has a chip on her shoulder: basically the makings of every awesome comic book character we've ever seen. Emily's certainly enough of a badass to make this graphic novel a real page-turner, and we can't wait to see what the ABC/Marvel team has come up with.
"Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne" will be in stores on Sept. 3. But in the meantime, check out the cover art below: