Abrams ComicArts will launch the first volume of a three-part hardcover graphic novel adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune in October, in the run-up to the December release of the feature film (see “‘Dune’ Delayed ‘”), the company announced. The first volume will get a 100,000 copy print run.
Dune will be adapted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, with art by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martin. Bill Sienkiewicz designed the series logo and will provide the cover art as a triptych across all three covers.
“Dune has been acknowledged as the inspiration for Star Wars and Game of Thrones and is even more relevant today than when it was first published, presaging the effects of global warming, water shortages, and increased political upheavals in the Middle East,” Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charles Kochman said of the source material. “We are excited by the opportunity to work with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, taking this seminal work by Frank Herbert and introducing it to a new generation of readers.”
The original novel was published in 1965 and won the Nebula Award and shared the Hugo Award for the year.
Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides and his family as they accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the most valuable substance in the cosmos- spice.
“I am pleased to present this faithful graphic novel adaptation of my father’s masterpiece,” Brian Herbert, son of series creator Frank Herbert, said. “This is the first time Dune has ever been published in this format and will introduce many new readers to Frank Herbert’s fantastic universe.”
Gale Force Nine released a board game for Dune last summer and will release an expansion for the game in Q2 2020 (see “Gale Force Nine Unveils New ‘Dune’ Board Game Expansion”).
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