Michael Chiklis scales Olympus and has big plans for the comic

Actor Michael Chiklis is launching a new take on Greek gods in the form of a comic book: He's partnered with IDW Publishing to create the graphic novel series Olympus, Variety reported.

Based on an idea by Anny Simon Beck, the series will tell the story of ancient Greek gods who return to a ravaged, chaotic present-day Earth where they battle for the future of mankind against the Titans.

Chiklis' production company, Extravaganza Productions, is overseeing the books, which it hopes to develop into film, TV or video-game properties.

San Diego-based IDW also publishes 30 Days of Night, which was adapted as a feature in 2007, as well as books based on Star Trek, Angel, Doctor Who and Transformers.

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