Emily Thorne, as portrayed by Emily VanCamp on ABC's "Revenge," is a larger-than-life personality already, so she should do very well in the world of comic books. Hardcore fans of the show might have to go out of their way to find a comic shop -- or seek out a digital copy -- when Marvel Comics releases "Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne" later this year.
Parent company Disney owns both Marvel and ABC, and Marvel has already published successful comics based on "Castle" and "Once Upon a Time." That happy relationship looks to continue with this latest project, scheduled for release on September 3. It should be just in time for the fourth season premiere of the ABC drama -- now the network has to renew it, don't they?
USA Today spoke with "Revenge" executive producer Sunil Nayar, who said, "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."
She added that the Emily Thorne seen on television is "the sum of all the lessons learned and beatings taken in this graphic novel." The story will follow a 19-year-old Emily/Amanda as she goes on her first mission after training under Takeda.
"Revenge" returns Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.