JULY 1, 2022, (SEATTLE, WA) — From seminal actor and filmmaker Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes, Lord of the Rings) and award-winning artist Andrew Levitas (Minimata), comes Eternus, an all-new seven-issue series from Scout Comics and Thunder Comics, written by Don Handfield (Knightfall, The Source) and Anastazja Davis (Sultana), with art by Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, B.P.R.D.), Alexandre Nascimento (The Dark Age), Marco Del Forno, Inks by Andy Owens, colors by Pamela Poggiali and letters by two-time Eisner award-winner Dave Lanphear.
360 CE. The great god Zeus is long dead, brutally murdered in his own temple some thirty years prior. Heracles, Zeus’s son and champion, spends his days drunk and depressed as the old gods struggle to stay alive after decades of Christian disruption. When Athena’s Temple is sacked by a mysterious Centurion looking for a powerful relic that once belonged to Zeus, the old gods are convinced they have found Zeus’s killer. Now the mighty Heracles must sober up long enough to keep the lone witness, a 9-year-old blind priestess, alive long enough to identify the killer and finally find justice for his dead father.
“When Andy and Andrew pitched us the concept for this series, we were immediately intrigued. Ana and I both discovered the Greek Gods through Edith Hamilton as kids and to us they were the first ‘superheros’,” said writer and Chief Creative Officer of Scout Comics, Don Handfield. “Powerful, but deeply flawed, much like the humans they ruled over. We really pushed each other to not only ground the story in actual history, but to also make it fun, fresh and different from what we’ve seen around this mythology before.”
The main cover for Eternus features wraparound artwork from fine artist Rob Prior, who recently sold an original painting of Virgil Abloh at Art Basel for 1 million. Eternus is the first title from Thunder Comics, a comic fund founded in 2020 to bridge the gap between comics and established creators from the film and television space.
Be on the lookout for San Diego Comic-Con 2022 exclusives! Eternus hits shelves Aug. 3rd.