IDW Publishing ha announced a new series called Pantheon created by Michael Chiklis, Anny Simon Beck, and written by Marc Andreyko.Â The series tells a the story of the Greek gods returning to Earth to battle for the fate of mankind.
The five-issue series pits Zeusâ€™s fellow gods against the Titans in an epic battle of good versus evil, and father versus son. Breaking the golden rule of Greek mythology â€“ to never reveal themselves â€“ the gods Zeus, Aphrodite, Pandora, Cronus, Prometheus and Jason return to their timeless battles, as Armageddon nears.
â€œAs a kid, Greek Gods were very real to me, so the chance to bring my childhood heroes and villains to life in the modern world is irresistible,â€ said Chiklis, a third generation Greek-American, in a prepared statement. â€œBesides, I couldnâ€™t say no to Zeus. . . no one in the family would ever talk to me again.â€
Providing the art for the series will be Stephen Molnar, with the Sharp Brothers providing the covers for the series.Â Pantheon will launch during WonderCon, April 2 – 4, 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.