Greek Mythology And Beyond: Andrew Serkis And Andrew Levitas’ ‘Eternus’ Drops This Fall

by Brendan M. Allen

From actor and filmmaker Andy Serkis and artist Andrew Levitas comes Eternus, an all-new seven-issue series from Scout Comics and Thunder Comics. Written by Don Handfield and Anastazja Davis, with art by Karl Moline, Alexandre Nascimento, Marco Del Forno, Inks by Andy Owens, colors by Pamela Poggiali and letters by Dave Lanphear, Eternus is set to hit the spinner racks on August 3, 2022. 

‘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 ‘super heroes’,” 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.”

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