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Your First Look at Dune: House Atreides #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Dune: House Atreides #4, 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 artist Dev Pramanik, colorist Alex Guimarães, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in partnership with Herbert Properties LLC and in full coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who published the first of three graphic novel adaptations of Herbert’s original classic novel Dune in Fall 2020.

Leto Atreides has discovered the horrifying truth behind Ix’s success, calling House Vernius’ true nature into question and possibly spelling the House’s demise. The Harkonnens’ deadly influence continues to spread, forcing Duncan Idaho to take drastic measures;  Reverend Mother Gaius Mohiam to play her trump card with the Baron. Pardot Kynes forms an alliance with the Freman that will change the course of Dune’s history. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Shaddam and Hasimir Fenring continue unraveling their plot to oust the Emperor Elrood…

Dune: House Atreides #4 features main cover art by Lorenzo De Felici and variant cover art by Mike Del Mundo. It comes to shelves January 27, 2021.

Dune: House Atreides #4

Preview: Dune: House Atreides #3 (of 12)

Dune: House Atreides #3 (of 12)

(W) Brian Herbet, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Dev Pramanik (CA) Jae Lee
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Young Duncan Idado is given an ultimatum: escape or die.

Meanwhile, Leto Atreides is introduced to the hyper-advanced city of Ix where his future will be shaped in unimaginable ways.

The Planetologist Pardot Kynes ventures into the plains of Dune, and makes a destiny-altering discovery.

And Reverend Mother Gaius Mohiam confronts Baron Harkonnen with a proposition he can’t refuse…

Dune: House Atreides #3 (of 12)

Get a First Look at Dune: House Atreides #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Dune: House Atreides #3, 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 artist Dev Pramanik, colorist Alex Guimarães and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in partnership with Herbert Properties LLC and in full coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who are publishing in the fall the first of three graphic novel adaptations of Herbert’s original classic novel Dune.

Young Duncan Idado is given an ultimatum: escape or die. Meanwhile, Leto Atreides is introduced to the hyper-advanced city of Ix where  his future will be shaped in unimaginable ways. The Planetologist Pardot Kynes ventures into the plains of Dune, and makes a destiny-altering discovery. And Reverend Mother Gaius Mohiam confronts Baron Harkonnen with a proposition he can’t refuse…

Dune: House Atreides #3 features main cover art by Michael Walsh and variant cover art by Rod Reis. It comes to shelves December 23, 2020.

Dune: House Atreides #3

Preview: Dune: House Atreides #2

Dune: House Atreides #2

(W) Brian Herbet, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Dev Pramanik (CA) Jae Lee
In Shops: Nov 25, 2020
SRP: $4.99

The acclaimed prequel to the groundbreaking Dune continues in comic book form for the first time.

Pardot Kynes arrives on Arrakis to begin research into terraforming the desert planet, but the merciless Baron Harkonnen has plans of his own.

Meanwhile, the sadistic Harkonnens brutally test a young slave named Duncan Idaho.

And Leto Atreidies meets with the pioneers of space travel technology – taking the first steps towards his incredible destiny.

Dune: House Atreides #2

Dune: House Atreides #1 Gets a New Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Dune: House Atreides #1, the series premiere of the twelve-issue Dune: House Atreides comic book adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel, 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 artist Dev Pramanik, and colorist Alex Guimarães, has sold out of the second printing at the distributor level!

To meet the demand, BOOM! Studios announced the Dune: House Atreides #1 Third Printing with new cover art by acclaimed artist Miguel Mercado, available on December 2, 2020.

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!

Dune: House Atreides #1 First Printing may be available at local comic book shops now. Dune: House Atreides #1 Second Printing will be available on November 11, 2020, and Dune: House Atreides #1 Third Printing will be available on December 2, 2020.

Dune: House Atreides #1 Third Printing

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It’s one of two new comic book days this week. What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that and wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – Three Jokers #2 leads DC September unit sales, Detective #1027 leads dollars – For those interested in the race.

Smash Pages – Shortlist announced for the 2020 British Fantasy Awards – Congrats to all of the nominees.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: It’s a bug-pocalypse in HIVE – Free comics!

Review

CBR – Dune: House Atreides #1

BOOM! Studios Announces Exclusive Foil Variant Covers for Local Comic Shop Day 2020

BOOM! Studios has unveiled the five exclusive full foil variant covers available on Local Comic Shop Day 2020, taking place on Wednesday, November 25 at participating comics retailers. To find your participating local comic shop, visit the official website.

These five instantly collectible covers feature full foil treatments of the below hotly-anticipated issues from superstar artists:

  • Mighty Morphin #1 by Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Power Rangers #1 by Peach Momoko (Spider-Man)
  • Dune: House Atreides #2 by artist JG Jones (Wanted
  • Lumberjanes #75 by artist and series co-writer Kat Leyh (Snapdragon)
  • Something is Killing the Children #1, a very special reprint of the first issue of the Eisner-nominated phenomenon, by series artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) with colors by Giovanna Niro (The Crow: Memento Mori). 

Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that began in 2014, conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO, the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers, to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role as the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman #101

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman #101 (DC Comics) – The first two arcs of James Tynion IV’s run are over and now we’re getting to the meat of his vision and direction for the character. This is the fresh starting point for new readers as Batman lays out his vision of where things should go and faces new challenges in how to do it.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Presents: Madam Satan #1 (Archie Comics/Archie Horror) – Archie gets into the Halloween season with this one-shot comic where the Queen of Hell wants to prove herself to be the most powerful being in the Underworld!

Dark Nights: Death Metal Robin King #1 (DC Comics) – The issue is a lot of fun showing us more about Robin King and continuing the streak that the Death Metal one-shots are more entertaining than the event itself.

Dead Day #4 (AfterShock) – The series has been amazing so far not just telling a story but really creating a whole world for readers to think about and explore the impact of the concept. This issue continues the series’ excellent run really bringing the action and plot points together. And there’s a reveal we were not expecting.

Dune: House Atreides #1 (BOOM! Studios) – With the movie delayed, fans of Dune will just have this prequel comic series to enjoy for a while. We have an early review that loved the story and chess game of the characters.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood #1 (AHOY Comics) – It’s more snarky tales of terror with a whole new title from the folks at AHOY! Add some laughs to your Halloween horrors!

Electric Black Presents #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan) – Two chilling tales of cosmic horror, madness, and wartime revenge as Scout launches their Black Caravan imprint!

Fantastic Four #25 (Marvel) – This is setting the Fantastic Four up for their next adventure! If you’re looking for a spot to start reading Marvel’s First Family, this is it.

History Comics: Challenger Disaster (First Second) – The first releases for the “History Comics” line-up were fantastic. They’re both entertaining and educational, perfect for young kids who want to learn and adults who want to brush up on history.

Juggernaut #2 (Marvel) – We didn’t know we needed this series. The first issue was fantastic and the second is just as solid. This is not what we thought it’d be and a story of redemption and reflection like this is just a gripping and touching read.

King Tank Girl #1 (Albatross Funnybooks) – Tank Girl moves to Albatross and we’re expecting the usual fun insanity the character and series bring.

Phantom Starkiller #1 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan) – Sci-fi trippy action that has a Kirby vibe about it. We really want to check this out after only really seeing the cover for the series. A very 70s vibe about it, we really want to find out more about one of the launch titles from Scout’s Black Caravan imprint.

Phantom of the Opera (A Wave Blue World) – An adaptation of the classic story. The visuals are amazing. Check out our review and make sure to pick it up!

The Scumbag #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Rick Remender is always something to check out. With a rotating line of amazing artists, this is a series to check out and is intriguing. We have an early review to check out and decide if it’s for you!

Stillwater by Zdarsky & Perez #2 (Image Comics) – A mystery with horror tinge, the first issue was a solid slow build with one hell of an ending. We’re excited to see where this series goes. The idea is familiar but we’re expecting it to take us in a new and exciting direction.

Werewolf By Night #1 (Marvel) – While the first issue doesn’t hook us as much as we’d hope, there’s a lot here to like and it’s something new and different. It’s sort of tied to the “Outlawed” event impacting Marvel’s younger heroes and has a nice throwback aspect to it in many ways. There’s a lot of potential in this series.

Early Review: Dune: House Atreides #1

Dune: House Atreides #1

When it comes to prequels, the main thing that usually brings us to these stories is finding out exactly how the world came to be. This is why people flocked to the theaters to see Episodes I-III of Star Wars. We saw how Anakin became Darth Vader, and what dark impulses led him there. Though the movies had fans divided, what Lucas did with the actual story gives the audience a blueprint and understanding of what was released earlier.

The wanting of knowing more is especially true for fans like me of Frank Herbert’s Dune series, one that his son, Brian, has carried on. The books that followed are as good and even better than what was originally released. The series’ dense mythology is what makes the story as good as it is. BOOM! Studios expands upon that existing world with an authorized adaptation, the brilliant Dune: House Atreides #1.

We’re taken to Arrakis, where the Baron Vladamir Harkonnen has taken over as Sirridar Governor after ousting his brother Abulurd. We also meet Pardot Kynes, a planetologist who gets summoned to the emperor’s court. He gets assigned to Arrakis, stoking a curiosity of said planet and why was he assigned there. We also meet Earl Dominic, a military contractor, who has had a long relationship with the emperor and guaranteeing his vast fortune. We also meet Leto Atreides, a young man, who will soon be the sire of Earl Dominic, and whose outlook is very bright. By the issue’s end, two men from the Emperor’s court put things into play, leaving all of our protagonists in a state of chaos. Dune: House Atreides #1 sets the stage for the next Dune epic story.

Overall, Dune: House Atreides #1 is an excellent introduction to the world and its stakeholders. It shows how one move on the chessboard could up-end the whole game. The story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is vast and masterful. The art by the creative team is adequate but not eye-catching. Altogether, a story that I loved re-reading, and this adaptation satiates that nostalgia that long time fans are looking for.

Story: Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert Art: Dev Pramanik, Alex Guimaraes, June Chung, and Jae Lee
Story: 9.0 Art: 5.5 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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It’s a new week and we’ve got a bunch coming at you! To start the week, we’ve got news from around the web in our morning roundup. Check out some news and reviews as you start your day!

WETM – Comic book industry thriving amid the pandemic – Good to see some positive news.

The Beat – Tatiana Maslany says she’s not playing She-Hulk – wait, what? – Huh.

Reviews

Monkeys Fighting Robots – Dune: House Atreides #1
NPR – Maids
How to Love Comics – Smoove City
Games Radar – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Last Ronin #1

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