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Revenge Vs. Revenge – Jonathan Ross And Marvel Comics

Bleeding Cool wrote about the Jonathan Ross/Ian Churchill comic, Revenge, coming out in a week and a bit. How it was originally called The Revenger but the existence of a webcomic with a similar name caused it to be renamed Revenge. And a trademark was registered in that new name on behalf of both Ross and Churchill for use in comics.

But now it seems that Marvel are publishing a new graphic novel series based on the ABC TV series Revenge. It is to be written by Erica Schultz and Ted Sullivan, and be drawn by Vincenzo Balzano and Dustin Nguyen. This may be Nguyen's first Marvel work.

The graphic novel is called Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne – but will that colon and post-title be enough to save it from the trademark police? I'm told be experts that if it were a one-off graphic novel, they'd be fine but with a series they'll have to keep putting a new colon title on every graphic novel they put out.

Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne is published this autumn. Revenge #1 is published by Image Comics next week. And has much cooler covers…

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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