The Batman Writer Team Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo for the Time-Traveling Assassin Series

BOOM! Studios is home to a new original series from The Batman screenwriter Mattson Tomlin and DC artist Lee Bermejo. A vicious circle is a new three-issue miniseries launching in December that features time travel, an assassin, violence, and revenge. Along with co-writing the screenplay for batman 2Tomlin is also the screenwriter of the Netflix superhero movie Project Power with Jamie Foxx, the showrunner of the Netflix animated series based on The Terminatorand wrote the screenplay for Netflix with Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, which is based on a BOOM! Studio series. Lee Bermejo is known for his art in Batman: Damned and Joker for DC, and will change its art style to match the different time periods that A vicious circle explore.

“Lee Bermejo is an artist of the highest caliber and partnering with him as we push each other through the vortex of involuntary time travel has been a particularly satisfying experience,” said Tomlin. “I’m so glad you’re joining us on this journey that unpacks the good, the bad, and the vicious meaning of life.”

A vicious circle is a passion project and the most delightfully empowering thing I’ve done in my career so far. It’s thanks to collaborating with Mattson, whose gift of being able to bring intimacy and subtle nuance to epic genre concepts helps them feel personal as well as explosive,” Bermejo said.” It’s also an opportunity for us to embrace and play with what makes the medium of sequence art so unique and provide readers with a tailor-made stylistic experience for each sequence.”

The description of A vicious circle “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 travel involuntarily between vastly different past and future eras. From Orleans to the he 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.”

“Mattson and Lee bring an incredible level of talent and artistry to this series that defies any expectations you might have of a comic book series, from Lee experimenting with style and execution on every page to Mattson storyboarding a tale that touches on billions of years of life on this planet,” said Sierra Hahn, Managing Editor of BOOM! Studios. “Raw and original in every way, A vicious circle is the next hit series not to be missed!”

Keep reading for a preview of the covers and the first look at A vicious circle #1. The issue will go on sale in December.