Unknown 9: Torment's Jaden Crowe is being grabbed at by Rifters, lost souls trapped in a mysterious dimension called the Fold.

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Unknown 9: Torment comic book series lead characters Neeka, Jaden, and Hannah

Unknown 9: Torment


The Unknown 9: Torment comic book series will send you on a mind-bending adventure alongside Jaden Crowe, a young man whose unusual birth has made him a magnet for things lurking on the other side of reality for as long as he can remember. After a chance act of heroism, he becomes the focus of a secret organization—one that may hold the key to the universe haunting him.

Created by an award-winning team, Torment not only introduces you to a few of Unknown 9: Awakening’s mysterious characters, but it also reveals details about the inner workings of a modern-day secret society—from its global network of elite members to its arsenal of advanced technology and more.

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Brandon Thomas


Brandon Thomas is a critically acclaimed writer who lends his storytelling expertise to DC, Marvel, Lion Forge, and Dynamite Entertainment. Among his most notable projects are the action-fantasy series Excellence (with artist Khary Randolph) and the sci-fi conspiracy thriller Horizon (with artist Juan Gedeon), both published by Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. He has also produced more than 300 original columns as part of the Ambidextrous series, which helped him break into the business as a professional writer. He lives in the Denver area with his wife and son.

Unknown 9: Torment writer, Brandon Thomas

Francis Portela


Born in Badalona, Spain, Francis Portela started working for American comics in 2001. Since then, he has worked for Marvel on numerous series, including Black Panther, Wolverine, and M.O.D.O.K.'s 11; for DC Comics on The Legion of Super-Heroes, Animal Man, and Green Lantern, among others; and later at Valiant, he was in charge of series including Faith, Ivar-Timewalker, and Quantum and Woody. Francis' most recent project is the short-run series Hardcore: Reloaded for Skybound/Image Comics.

Unknown 9: Torment artist, Francis Portela

Leonardo Paciarotti Di Maggio


Born in Argentina, Leonardo Paciarotti Di Maggio grew up loving superhero movies, which sparked his passion as a visual storyteller. Finding his calling in the world of comics, Leonardo has worked at DC and Marvel as a color artist. He currently lends his expertise as a color artist to Reflector Entertainment. He also works as an illustrator at Bottleneck Gallery, creating alternative posters for companies such as Universal Studios /Amblin.

Unknown 9: Torment colorist, Leonardo Paciarotti Di Maggio