Boom! Studios To Publish A ‘Dune’ Prequel Comic

The excitement for the Dune movie has really started to heat up. With all of the social media chatter and first look photos, Boom! Studios has some Dune news of their own. The publisher has acquired the comic book and graphic novel rights for Dune: House Atreides.

This prequel story will be adapted and scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, which will also be based on Frank Herbert’s notes. Brian is Frank’s son, so it only seems fitting that he be a part of this. Both men have extensive writing experience. They have worked together before, on the Hellhole trilogy for example.

Here’s the synopsis: “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.”

No artist has been officially announced for the project yet. As far as the release date goes, right now all we know is that the first story comes out sometime this Fall.

“There are few novels in modern history with bigger impact and continued relevance than Dune, so it’s an honor for BOOM! Studios – and for me – to be a part of sharing this unforgettable world with readers,” said Ross Richie, CEO & Founder, BOOM! Studios. “DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES is not only an exciting reward for long-time fans who get to experience Brian and Kevin returning to their unforgettable novel, but it’s also a perfect place for new readers to discover where the spice must flow – and why fans like me know Dune is unlike anything else you’ve ever read.”

As soon as the first art preview comes out, you’ll find it here. Also, keep an eye and ear out for our review.

Photo Credit: Bill Sienkiewicz