BOOM! Studios have confirmed the creative team who will be working on their upcoming twelve-part DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES comic book series, set to launch in October 2020.
The new series will be adapted and scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (who co-wrote the eponymous prequel novel based on Frank Herbert’s notes), and illustrated by Dev Pramanik and colourist Alex Guimarães.
Here’s the official series blurb:
Set in the years leading up the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Dune—which inspired the upcoming feature film from Legendary Pictures— DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES transports readers to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its ecological secrets in remote, desolate regions of the alien world.
Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by Shaddam Corrino, the son of Emperor Elrood; far away, an eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho seeks to escape his cruel masters; and a young man named Leto Atreides begins a fateful journey. These unlikely souls are drawn together first as renegades and then as something more, as they discover their true fate – to change the very shape of history!
Speaking about the series, Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios said “Dune is one of the most exciting and important sci-fi worlds ever created – so once we had Brian and Kevin onboard, we knew we needed some of the best artists in the business to deliver the kind of series that would deliver on the epic story they’re telling.”
He continued, adding “Dev and Alex bring an exciting look to the world of Dune, with Vladimir Harkonnen and Duke Leto visualized for the very first time in comic book format. Add in superstar artists like Jae Lee and Dan Mora bringing jaw dropping covers and you’ve got a series unlike anything else in comics.”
The HOUSE ATREIDES limited series will be published in coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who will release a graphic novel trilogy adapting Frank Herbert’s original novel Dune, with volume one coming November 24, 2020.
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