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Dune Comes to BOOM! Fall 2020

Dune
logo by Bill Sienkiewicz

BOOM! Studios has announced it has acquired the comic book and graphic novel publishing license to the New York Times bestselling Dune: House Atreides, a prequel novel to the groundbreaking series by Frank Herbert that is widely considered to be an unparalleled achievement in storytelling. This Fall, BOOM! Studios will debut the first issue of a twelve-issue Dune: House Atreides limited series 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.

The Dune: House Atreides comic book 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. 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.

The Dune: House Atreides limited series is published in coordination with Abrams ComicArts, who will release a graphic novel trilogy adapting Frank Herbert’s original novel Dune, with volume one coming this fall. The Dune graphic novels from ComicArts are also adapted and scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, and will be illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, and feature covers by Bill Sienkiewicz.

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Merry Christmas folks!  It’s the day folks open presents and I head to the movies and eat Chinese food.  If you haven’t done so yet, please read yesterday’s article about the Stop Online Piracy Act.  Here’s some other news you might have missed.

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