Discover New Comic Book Series From the Authors of Official Prequel to Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ in February 2023
BOOM! Studios today proudly announced DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN #1, the premiere issue of a brand new twelve-issue comic book series expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune, has sold out at the distributor level! The second official, New York Times Bestselling prequel to Dune is adapted for the first time by award-winning novelists Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and artist Michael Shelfer (Domino), colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unveiling a closer look at the rising conflict between beloved characters and bitter villains.
Fans will gain insight into how the early years of iconic figures Gurney Halleck, Lady Jessica, and Liet Kynes had their future shaped by the complex and brutal machinations of House Harkonnen! What difficult choices will tear Leto Atreides apart as Baron Harkonnen plots against not just House Atreides, but the Bene Gesserit and the Emperor himself?
In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN #1 SECOND PRINTING, featuring brand new cover art by series artist Shelfer with Dan Jackson, available in stores February 15, 2023.
“The expansive universe of DUNE flows with stories like the spice of Arrakis,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “We leapt at the chance to adapt this second prequel with Brian, Kevin, Michael, Patricio, and Ed, particularly with so many new fans discovering Frank Herbert’s masterpiece through the blockbuster film series. It’s no surprise that this first chapter sold immediately!”
Created by visionary writer Frank Herbert, Dune debuted in 1965, has sold millions of copies and is arguably the most admired science fiction novel of all time. After winning the Hugo Award and inaugural Nebula Award, Dune inspired a best-selling novel series and led to multiple live-action adaptations, including the upcoming feature film from Legendary Pictures. The influence of Dune extends well beyond the world of entertainment, with an incalculable influence on modern scientific thinking about politics, religion, outer space, environmentalism, and more.
Print copies of DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN #1 may be available now at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
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