PORTLAND, Ore. 07/23/2021 — New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (The Scumbag, Deadly Class, Black Science) joins forces with artist André Araújo (Generation Gone, Man Plus) and colorist Chris O’Halloran for a uniquely atmospheric murder mystery with sudden bouts of brutal violence in the forthcoming A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance. The new ongoing series will launch this October from Image Comics.
When an unassuming man stumbles upon a dark-web contract assassin’s vicious plot to kill an innocent target, he turns himself into one. The Professional meets Road to Perdition in this story of a family’s unlikely guardian being hunted by rich and powerful men who are used to getting away with everything.
“After years of wanting to work with André I couldn’t be more excited to get this into the world," said Remender in an exclusive scoop on the announcement with ScreenRant. "It’s a decompressed atmosphere story unlike anything we’ve ever done before and the exact type of methodical crime book I’ve always wanted to do.”
Araújo added: "When Rick and I finally got together after years of planning it, we knew we had to try and push for something special. Our storytelling approach, a decompressed and carefully crafted narrative, became our key to do just that. This is something I've always dreamed of doing and I'm beyond thrilled to share this with everyone else."
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 Cover A by Araújo & O’Halloran (Diamond Code AUG210041) and A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 Cover B 1:25 copy incentive by Tula Lotay (Diamond Code AUG210042) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 13.
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.