Discover a Prestige Graphic Storytelling Event From the Highly Acclaimed Creators in May 2023

BOOM! Studios revealed today that A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1, the first issue in a prestige 3-issue original series from iconic artist Lee Bermejo (Batman: Damned, Joker), acclaimed author and one of the screenwriters behind the upcoming The Batman sequel, Mattson Tomlin, and letterer Becca Carey (Angel), has sold out at the distributor level!

Shawn Thacker is a trained assassin from the future who seeks revenge on the only other man with his affliction—each life they take forces them both to involuntarily travel between vastly different past and future eras. Spanning from 22nd century Tokyo to 1950s New Orleans to the Cretaceous Era and beyond, the two mortal rivals are locked in a battle of wills that spans millions of years, all to alter the course of history. 

With each time period, legendary artist Lee Bermejo adjusts his artistic style to pay homage to luminary comics artists and historical master painters, presented in a prestige, oversized format!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1 SECOND PRINTING, featuring brand new cover art by highly acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls), available in stores May 3, 2023.

“There’s perhaps nothing more fitting for a time travel story than announcing another printing!” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “With A VICIOUS CIRCLE, Tomlin, Bermejo, and Carey have created an absolute blockbuster graphic storytelling event, which is still onboarding new fans and one which they will want to read and re-read for years to come!”

A VICIOUS CIRCLE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; and the upcoming The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.

Print copies of A VICIOUS CIRCLE #1 may be available now exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. Print copies of A VICIOUS CIRCLE #2 will be available July 6, 2023 at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore.