Dune House Atreides
To say that I am excited about this movie is an understatment. I have waited for this movie for so long. Frank Herbert’s Dune is simply one of the best science fiction books ever. Long long before Game of Thrones there was Dune!!
In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes faster-than-light travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.
So the trailer looks incredible and Boom! Studios are releasing a comic book prequel tie-in due for release in October. There will be variant covers but here are what we know so far.
Dune House Atreides #1 (Cover B Mora)
Set in the years leading up the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning 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 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 #2 (Cover B Jones)
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 #1 will hit comic books shops on October 21, and will also be available at the BOOM! Studios webstore.
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