The series, starring John Barrowman, will be available to readers for the first time ever in print on December 1, 2020, and will feature the comic’s gripping conclusion
LOS ANGELES, November 2, 2020 – Legendary Comics’ imaginative comic series ACURSIAN starring John Barrowman (“Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Arrow”) will conclude with an all-new special print edition that features the exhilarating final chapter of protagonist Charlie Stewart’s time-traveling adventures, coming to bookstores and online retailers on December 1, 2020, and now available for pre-order. Rooted in Celtic lore, the series is a unique fusion of mythic storytelling from co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman (Hollow Earth trilogy, Orion Chronicles, The Dark Archer, Station Zero: A Torchwood Comic), and Erika Lewis (Game of Shadows and Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano) with art by Beni Lobel and designs by Tommy Lee Edwards.
Charlie Stewart falls victim to an ancient curse. No matter what he does, every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly. Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his life, Charlie discovers that it isn’t just Charlie. His entire family is cursed. A curse that will, after him, fall on his young son if he can’t stop it. Real-life and mythical legend collide as Charlie’s battle takes him into realms that no mortal was ever meant to see.
“We are delighted to present Acursian in this definitive format and re-introduce the vivid characters, mythology, and world created by John, Carole, and Erika,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.
“We are excited that fans can finally get their hands on a hard copy of Acursian,” said co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis. “It’s going to shimmer on their shelves.”
About the creators:
John Barrowman MBE’s first regular gig was singing at his parents’ parties in Scotland when he was a wee boy. He’s been entertaining audiences ever since. John is best known for his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness in the sci-fi hits “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood,” and Malcolm Merlyn in the TV shows: “Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “The Flash.” John’s stage credits include numerous shows in London’s West End and on Broadway, including playing Bobby in Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Kennedy Center. John has also starred in and co-produced numerous variety shows for the BBC. Along with his sister, Carole Barrowman, John has co-authored nine books, including his autobiography, the Sunday Times bestseller, Anything Goes; the middle-grade trilogy, Hollow Earth; a YA series, The Orion Chronicles; Malcolm Merlyn’s origin story, The Dark Archer for DC Comics; and two Torchwood comics, Station Zero and The Culling for Titan Comics.
Carole Barrowman is John’s bossy big sister. She’s also an English professor and Director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College in Milwaukee. With her brother, Carole has written nine books, including the acclaimed middle grade trilogy, Hollow Earth (Simon & Schuster); a YA series, The Orion Chronicles (Head of Zeus); Exodus Code (BBC Books), a Torchwood novel; The Dark Archer (DC Comics); and Station Zero and The Culling (Titan Comics). Carole was born and raised in Scotland. She’s a wee bit cheeky.
Erika Lewis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a Children’s Lit Fellows Certificate from Stony Brook University. Her list of credits straddles the comics and novel space, including Game of Shadows from Macmillan’s Tor Books, Firebrand and Acursian from Legendary Comics, #Guardian from Awesome Media & Entertainment, and The 49thKey from Heavy Metal Publishing. She resides in the sunshine state of California with her husband, children, and golden retriever who is obsessed with eating rocks.
About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics