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Image announces murder mystery ‘A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance’ #1

When an unassuming man stumbles upon a dark-web contract assassin’s vicious plot to kill an innocent target, he turns himself into one.

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Today, Image Comics has revealed Rick Remender and André Araújo are joining forces with Chris O’Halloran for a new murder mystery comics series called A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance. The new ongoing series is kick off on October 13.

“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.”

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So what’s A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance about?

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.

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.”

Check out an unlettered preview of the series below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

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.


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