Their first project will be Darkstorm, written by Grevioux with art by Ken Lashley, an original graphic novel series featuring a reluctant Black superhero who struggles with PTSD. The graphic novels will be published by Charlamagne’s Simon & Schuster imprint, Black Privilege Publishing.
“A lot of the black superheroes I loved growing up were street level and that's cool, but I want to see Omega Level superheroes that look like me and people around me and that's exactly what we are giving you with Darkstorm and The Vindicators,” Charlamagne said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
Charlamagne is a co-host of the radio show The Breakfast Club and the host of the Comedy Channel show Tha God’s Honest Truth. He has written two best-selling books, contributed a story to Merry X-Men Holiday Special #1 (see "Ring in the Holidays with 'Merry X-Men Special'"), and has 4.2 million followers on Instagram.
Grevioux has written for Marvel and DC comics and is the co-creator of the Underworld film franchise. Last year, he inked a co-publishing deal for three titles set in the Darkstorm universe (see “Zenescope, Kevin Grevioux Tie Up for Co-Publishing Deal”).