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Review: Acursian #1

ACURSIAN #1

The power of karma cannot ever be understated. One can look at it as fate, where one can control their destiny up to a point. You can do everything right and it can still go wrong at the end. One such impressive and sorrowful exposition of this concept is in the season finale of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Throughout the first season of the show, we find the protagonist using her newfound gift to solve the problems of those closest to her and strangers. This, of course, changed in the season finale when she could not do anything to help her father’s ultimate demise, something she knew was coming and had to accept no matter what she did, sometimes bad things happen to good people. In the debut issue of Acursian, we find a protagonist who has a made life until he gets cursed with an old Celtic legend.

We open on three birds who we find out are actually old Celtic witches, who ascend on Charlie Stewart, a successful lawyer after a late night/early morning tryst. The witches looking at his charmed existence decides to change everything through a curse. We find out the night before, in Chicago, his father, Jock, awakened a Celtic god, unleashing an unparalleled evil. By the issue’s end, a series of unfortunate events leads him to question everything.

Overall, an engaging debut issue which this team masterfully crafts. The story by John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis is thrilling. The pencils by Beni Lobel and design by Tommy Lee Edwards is luminous. Altogether, a story which pushes boundaries and adds to the canon of fine storytelling.

Story: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis Art: Beni Lobel and Tommy Lee Edwards
Color: Chris Sotomayor Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Legendary Comics and Webtoon Announce the Return of Acursian

Acursian

Legendary Comics and the Webtoon hit series Acursian starring John Barrowman returns with the first weekly chapter leading up to the anticipated conclusion of Season One, now available exclusively at Webtoon. The series, rooted in Celtic lore, is a unique fusion of mythic storytelling from co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis, with art by Beni Lobel and designs by Tommy Lee Edwards.

In Acursian, Charlie Stewart, the man who had it all, falls victim to an ancient Celtic curse. Every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly, and sometimes comically, no matter what he does. Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his destiny, Charlie discovers that his ancestor Bonnie Prince Charlie made a deal with the ruthless Celtic God of War, Bregon, and his Three Sisters have cursed the family line. After losing everything he holds dear, Charlie, along with his best friend Nate, continue to hunt for the talismans that will restore his reality, all the while encountering familiar faces along the way. Real life and ancient legend collide in unexpected ways as Charlie battles across this world and opens realms of time and mystery that no mortal was ever meant to see.

Acursian

Acursian, the New Comic Series from John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, Beni Lobel, and Erika Lewis Launches in September on Webtoon

Formerly titled Cursed, Legendary Comics and Webtoon will debut the new imaginative comic series Acursian starring John Barrowman next month. The series—rooted in Celtic lore in a unique fusion of mythic storytelling from co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis with art by Beni Lobel and designs by Tommy Lee Edwards—will be available beginning at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, September 13. Readers can download the official Webtoon app by visiting the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Acursian (an Old English word defined as one consigned to destruction, misery, or evil by a curse) stars John Barrowman as Charlie Stewart who, on the eve of an important birthday, falls victim to an ancient Celtic curse. Stewart seemed to have it all: the big house, the fast car, the beautiful family, and a high-power career at a leading criminal law firm, but overnight finds everything spiraling out of control as his perfect life becomes a disaster zone of chaos and calamity. Every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly, no matter what he does.

Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his destiny, Charlie discovers that his ancestor Bonnie Prince Charlie made a deal with the ruthless Celtic God of War, Bregon. In return for the Bonnie Prince’s victory at the battle of Culloden, Bregon demanded the prince steal three magical talismans from Bregon’s own sisters. These sisters cursed the entire Stewart bloodline and now Charlie must settle a centuries-long family squabble among gods in order to get his own family back. Real life and ancient legend collide in unexpected ways as Charlie battles across this world and opens up realms of time and mystery that no mortal was ever meant to see.

Preview: Torchwood: The Culling #4

TORCHWOOD: THE CULLING #4

Writers: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Neil Edwards
Cover B: Photo
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – $3.99 – On sale: February 14, 2018

Written by Captain Jack Himself – John Barrowman – and Carole Barrowman, with art by Neil Edwards (Doctor Who, Justice League)!

Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood is back! The official continuation of the saga!

Preview: Torchwood: The Culling #3

TORCHWOOD #3

The Culling Part 3 (of 4)
Writers: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Wellington Diaz
Cover B: Will Brooks
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: December 20, 2017

Cleaning up the explosive aftermath of the Navigator/ Vervoid plot to take over the world, Jack and Gwen received some unexpected news… Captain John Hart revealed that the Vervoids had created a clone hybrid from both of their DNA! This creature’s name is Sladen, and she has the terrifying ability to speed up the life cycle of any living thing. With old enemy Docilis ‘helping’ her, the Torchwood duo must race against the clock to stop her from reducing the world to ashes! That is, if they can survive their helicopter crash…

Preview: Torchwood #2

Torchwood #2

The Culling Part 2 (of 4)
Writers: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Cover A: Brian Williamson
Cover B: Photo
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 22, 2017

During the cleanup operation in the explosive aftermath of the Navigator/ Vervoid plot to take over the world, Jack and Gwen received some unexpected news from their least favorite hologram… Captain John Hart! He has discovered the aliens’ true plan, which he’s willing to share – for a price, of course. Meanwhile, a creature bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Torchwood duo and in possession of terrifying powers, has emerged at Station Zero. Could she really be their clone child as Captain John suggests?

Preview: Torchwood #1 The Culling Part 1 (of 4)

Torchwood #1 The Culling Part 1 (of 4)

Writers: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 18

BRAND NEW STORY!

Captain Jack and his Torchwood operatives aboard the alien tech-filled ship the Ice Maiden managed to thwart a plot by the alien Navigators to harvest the Earth, abetted by the Vervoids. Now, the team must help the planet recover, and continue to look for answers amidst the wreckage. But there’s something – someone! –emerging from Station Zero, where the final battle took place… something that will change Jack and Gwen’s lives forever!

John Barrowman reveals a brand-new Torchwood comics character – Sladen!

Titan Comics present a brand-new, mysterious character to the Torchwood mythos – Sladen – who was revealed by Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman through his Facebook and Twitter accounts, following a video teasing the news.

Torchwood: The Culling #1 is written by Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman with his co-writer sister Carole Barrowman. With artwork by legendary artist, Neil Edwards, the first appearance of Sladen hits stores on October 18, 2017!

When we last saw Captain Jack, Gwen, and the rest of the new Torchwood team, they had just defeated an alien invasion in the Arctic… but missed a mysterious pod, buried under the ice, that held a seemingly familiar face. Now Captain Jack must battle his worst nightmare… or greatest daydream!

Legendary Comic Announces Cursed from John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman & Erika Lewis

Legendary Comics announced during its Awesome Con panel that actor John Barrowman has teamed with his sister and writing partner Carole Barrowman and graphic novelist and television writer Erika Lewis to co-create Cursed: an exciting new comic book series that sees Celtic lore masterfully collide with a modern day anti-hero.

Cursed is part of Legendary Comics’ ongoing commitment to bringing distinctive voices into the comics’ medium by delivering bold new stories to fans around the globe.

Do you believe in curses? Charlie Stewart certainly does.

On the eve of his 40th birthday, he seemed to have it all: the big house, the fast car, the beautiful family, and a high-power career at a leading criminal law firm. Charlie was a 21st century success story, riding high on his own ego. But when he falls victim to an ancient Celtic curse, everything spirals out of control as his perfect life becomes a disaster zone of chaos and calamity. Every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly, no matter what he does.

Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his destiny, he discovers that his ancient ancestor is Bonnie Prince Charlie, who made a deal with the ruthless Celtic God of War, Bregon. In return for the Bonnie Prince’s victory, Bregon demanded the prince steal three magical talismans from Bregon’s own sisters. These sisters cursed the entire bloodline and now Charlie must settle a centuries-long family squabble among gods in order to get his own family back.  Real life and ancient legend collide in unexpected ways as Charlie battles across this world and opens up realms of time and mystery that no mortal was ever meant to see.

A unique fusion of mythic storytelling and modern urban angst, this thrilling and imaginative new title from Legendary Comics is written by John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman and Erika Lewis.  Art team to be announced at a later date.

Get ready to be Cursed!

Preview: Torchwood: Station Zero #4

TORCHWOOD STATION ZERO #4

Writers: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
COVER A: CLAUDIA CARANFA
COVER B: PHOTO COVER BY WILL BROOKS
COVER C: BRIAN WILLIAMSON
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: May 17, 2017

Written by Captain Jack himself – John Barrowman – and Carole Barrowman! Illustrated by Neil Edwards (Doctor Who: Four Doctors).

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