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Dune: House Harkonnen #1 sells out and returns with a second printing

BOOM! Studios has 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, 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, BOOM! 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.

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 Second Printing

Preview: Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

(W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Michael Shelfer (CA) Raymond Swanland
In Shops: Jan 18, 2023
SRP: $4.99

The second official, NYT 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), 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?

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

Preview: Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

(W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Michael Shelfer (CA) Raymond Swanland
In Shops: Jan 18, 2023
SRP: $4.99

The second official, NYT 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), 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?

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

Preview: Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

(W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Michael Shelfer (CA) Raymond Swanland
In Shops: Jan 18, 2023
SRP: $4.99

The second official, NYT 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), 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?

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (of 12)

BOOM! reveals Nimit Malavia’s covers for Dune: House Harkonnen #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed Nimit Malavia‘s covers to 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. The second official, NYT Bestselling prequel to Dune is adapted for the first time by award-winning novelists Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and artist Michael Shelfer, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unveiling a closer look at the rising conflict between beloved characters and bitter villains and available in stores on January 18, 2023. 

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?

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed artist Raymond Swanland and variant covers by artists Reiko Murakami, Stephanie Hans, and Jeremy Bastian.

Nimit Malavia Covers Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Dune: House Harkonnen #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed brand new cover art from acclaimed artist Nimit Malavia, for Dune: House Harkonnen #1, the first issue of a brand new twelve-issue comic book series expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune. The second official, NYT Bestselling prequel to Dune is adapted for the first time by award-winning novelists Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and artist Michael Shelfer, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unveiling a closer look at the rising conflict between beloved characters and bitter villains and available in stores January 18, 2023. 

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?

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed artist Raymond Swanland and variant covers by artists Reiko Murakami, Stephanie Hans, Jeremy Bastian, Audrey Mok, and more.

Explore the brutal House Harkonnen in Dune: House Harkonnen starting January 2023

BOOM! Studios has announced Dune: House Harkonnen, a brand new 12-issue comic book series expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune. The second official, NYT Bestselling prequel to Dune is adapted for the first time by award-winning novelists Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and artist Michael Shelfer, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, unveiling a closer look at the rising conflict between beloved characters and bitter villains and available in stores January 2023. 

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?

Dune: House Harkonnen #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed artist Raymond Swanland and variant covers by artists Reiko Murakami, Stephanie Hans, and Jeremy Bastian.

Dune: House Harkonnen #1

Dragon Awards Winners Announced

Dragon Con

Dragon Con took place this weekend and during it, the 7th annual Dragon Awards was announced. The fan’s choice awards recognizes the best in books, comics, games, and filmed entertainment.

Dragon Con announced three other awards, recognizing achievement in short fiction and lifelong contributions to the profession and fandom.

  • Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather by Sarah Pinsker was honored with the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction, established in the memory of the Nebula-award winning author and long-time Dragon Con volunteer director. A juried award, the “Eugie” celebrates the best in innovative fiction.
  • The Julie Award, given to an industry professional for universal achievement spanning multiple genres, was awarded to comic book writer and artist Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, Shang-Chi, Dreadstar, and many other best-recognized characters. Starlin was also a pioneer in securing creator ownership for comics artists and writers.
  • And, John Carroll was recognized with the Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award, given each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to fandom. Carroll has not only been a 15-year volunteer at Dragon Con, working in the convention’s Tech Ops and other departments, but also has supported several other science fiction and fantasy conventions around metro Atlanta including sister convention MomoCon.

The Dragon Awards were launched in 2016 as part of Dragon Con’s 30th anniversary. More than 7,000 fans cast ballots for this year’s awards and selected from 93 properties across 15 categories.

Congrats to everyone. And the winners are…

Best Science Fiction Novel          

Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)         

Book of Night by Holly Black

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel  

A Call to Insurrection by David Weber, Timothy Zahn, Thomas Pope

Best Alternate History Novel     

The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley by Mercedes Lackey

Best Media Tie-In Novel              

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn

Best Horror Novel          

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Best Comic Book             

Immortal X-Men by Kieron Gillen, Mark Brooks

Best Graphic Novel        

Dune: House Atreides Volume 2 by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Dev Pramanik

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series             

Stranger Things, Netflix

Best Science Fiction of Fantasy Movie   

Dune by Denis Villeneuve

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game         

Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Science Fiction of Fantasy Mobile Game    

Diablo Immortal, Blizzard

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game      

Star Wars Outer Rim: Unfinished Business, Fantasy Flight Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectable Card / Role-Playing Game         

Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast

Preview: Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4 (of 4)

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4 (of 4)

(W) Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Christian Ward
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Gurney and the smugglers have eluded the Harkonnen forces and retreated to Arrakis, but they come back empty-handed and defeated.

However, Gurney’s secret plan is finally set in motion. Will he finally have his revenge against the Beast? Or will his sacrifices be for nothing?

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4 (of 4)

Revenge or Ruin in Your First Look at Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4, the final issue of a four-issue comic book series expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune, adapted and scripted by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by artist Francesco Mortarino, colored by Raúl Angulo, and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

In the astonishing finale, Gurney and the smugglers have eluded the Harkonnen forces and retreated to Arrakis, but they come back empty-handed and defeated. However, Gurney’s secret plan is finally set in motion. Will he finally have his revenge against the Beast? Or will his sacrifices be for nothing?

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4 features main and variant cover art by famed illustrator Christian Ward and variant covers by artists Junggeun Yoon and Francesco Mortarino.

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4
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