The actor, director, and producer Andy Serkis, whose Venom: Let There Be Carnage hit theaters last week (see “‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Trailers”), will team up with director Andrew Levitas to co-create Eternus, a seven-issue comic series for Scout Comics. The story is set in 360 AD and puts a new spin on Greek mythology: Zeus was murdered decades ago, his son Herakles is drowning in drink, and the rest of the old gods are on their last legs. The action starts when a Centurion breaks into Athena’s temple to steal a relic that once belonged to Zeus. Suspecting the intruder is the murderer, the other gods prod Herakles into sobering up and protecting the sole witness.

In addition to Serkis and Levitas, the creative team for the comic includes writer Don Handfield, co-writer of the film The Rift (see “Jeremy Renner’s New Time Travel Epic”) as well as the comic Unikorn for Scout’s kids’ comics imprint Scoot; writer Anastajza K Davis; penciler Karl Moline, the artist for DC’s Convergence Superboy title (see “DC Announces the Second 10 ‘Convergence’ Titles”), inker Andy Owens; and letter Dave Lanphear. The main covers will be painted by Rob Prior.

The series will launch in 2022, but Scout has a limited-edition ashcan available direct from the publisher’s website or at New York Comic Con, where Prior will be doing a signing. In addition to the regular edition, Scout will produce a limited edition with a metal cover.

Eternus is the first comic produced by Thunder Comics, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thunder, which was founded by Handfield and Tim Zajaros and Chris LeMole of Armory Films, matches up comics creators with film and TV talent.