That villainous floating fiend from Giedi Prime, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, has snaked his method into Increase! Studios’ new 12-issue sci-fi comedian sequence titled “Dune: Home Harkonnen.”
This newest foray into the universe of Frank Herbert’s unique “Dune” novels and subsequent tie-in sequels and prequels by Brian Herbert (Herbert’s son) and Kevin J. Anderson enormously expands “Dune’s” dense mythology which continues to evolve fifty-seven years after the long-lasting e-book’s publication.
Tailored from Herbert and Anderson’s 2000 novel of the identical title, that is the primary time the New York Occasions-bestselling prequel will seem in comedian e-book kind and we have a sneak peek at its evocative covers and inside paintings for the premiere subject coming in January. Becoming a member of the authors on this inventive mission, set earlier than the occasions of Herbert’s 1965 masterpiece, are artist Michael Shelfer (Domino), colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire.
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Increase!’s latest “Dune” restricted sequence follows 4 earlier releases over the previous two years: “Dune: Home Atreides,” “Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar,” “Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas,” and “Dune: The Waters of Kanly.”
“Talking for the Frank Herbert household, I’m extraordinarily happy to have the ability to present beautifully-illustrated comedian editions of “Dune: Home Harkonnen” for “Dune” followers,” Herbert mentioned in Increase!’s official press launch. “That is the second novel I wrote with Kevin, and the brand new sequence launch brings to my thoughts the joy of our nationwide e-book excursions across the flip of the millennium, and the fantastic receptions we acquired from followers.”
“Our personal enthusiasm for Frank Herbert’s improbable “Dune” sequence has by no means waned, and our spirits are consistently buoyed by the unimaginable help we proceed to obtain from readers. We hope you get pleasure from the brand new sequence as a lot as we’ve loved writing the tales,” Herbert added.
The storyline delves into the early years of pivotal characters like Gurney Halleck, Woman Jessica, and Liet Kynes whereas inspecting methods their destinies had been solid by the savage treachery of the infamous Home Harkonnen.
It additionally facilities across the powerful decisions Duke Leto Atreides should confront in his clashes with Baron Harkonnen because the despot’s insatiable want for energy threatens Home Atreides, the Bene Gesserit, and the Emperor.
“Home Harkonnen” is one in all my favorites of all of the ‘Dune’ novels Brian and I’ve written — darkish and emotionally highly effective, with a few of the most spectacular scenes within the lengthy historical past set in Frank Herbert’s universe … they usually simply cried out to be executed visually,” added Anderson. “I’m so excited that Increase! is constant our ‘Prelude to Dune’ trilogy in comedian kind.”
Increase!’s “Dune: Home Harkonnen #1” enters our system in January 2023 with cowl artwork from artist Raymond Swanland (“Magic: The Gathering”) and intriguing variant covers by Reiko Murakami (“The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Nation”), Stephanie Hans (“Home of Slaughter”), and Jeremy Bastian (“Cursed Pirate Lady”).
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