BOOM Studios Is Making A Prequel ”DUNE” Comic Book Series

This Fall, we are thrilled to debut the 12-issue limited series DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES, adapted & scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, who co-wrote the eponymous prequel novel based on Frank Herbert’s notes.

Set in the years leading up to the explosive events of Dune, DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES transports readers to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its secrets. Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by the son of Emperor Elrood; 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 will come together as renegades and soon discover that fate has decreed they will change the very shape of history.

“It’s been more than 20 years since Brian and I published House Atreides, the first of our new novels set in Frank Herbert’s Dune universe,” said Anderson in a statement. “We loved exploring all the possibilities Frank created for us, and those books introduced a whole new audience to Dune. Now, in adapting House Atreides into a vibrant graphic format, it’s like rediscovering the story and the world all over again. So much of the novel is visually driven, the union of comics and House Atreides is a natural.”

DUNE logo created by Bill Sienkiewicz for Dune: The Graphic Novel, adaptation by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, published by Abrams ComicArts.

Dune: House Atreides will hit comic book stores later this year.

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