Underworld Creator Joins Forces with Zenescope Entertainment in Publishing Deal
August 10, 2021. Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the multi-million-dollar Underworld franchise, and Zenescope Entertainment – home to such titles as Grimm Fairy Tales and Van Helsing – have joined forces for a 3-book publishing deal. The comic book titles will be co-published by Zenescope and Grevioux’s Darkstorm Comics & Media Company.
“I love the worlds that Joe and Ralph have created at Zenescope.” Said Grevioux “They’re exciting and full of the kind action and characterization that make comics great. I’ve known them for quite some time, and we’ve been looking to do something significant together ever since we met. I think we’ve found the right combination of ideas and properties that people will take notice of, with the end goal of turning them into memorable television and movie franchises.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Kevin on these new projects. He’s a talented creator who has a fantastic track record of success.” said Zenescope co-founder and Head of Media Development, Ralph Tedesco. “He has such a quiet confidence in his storytelling, and that’s a rare trait.”
The first comic book series to hit shelves from this new non-exclusive joint venture is entitled Rise of the Djinn. It tells the story of Tamara Brazile, a decorated police detective with stage IV breast cancer and only a few months left to live. Tamara learns she’s the descendant of an ancient race of Djinn and is given the chance to unlock her newfound abilities. In turn she must ally herself with one of these supernatural beings who needs her help in stopping a war between two ancient orders of Djinn.
Rise of the Djinn #1 is now in Diamond Previews for pre-order. Comic shops can use order codes AUG212177 or AUG212178