Boom! Studios has announced Dune: House Harkonnen, a twelve-issue comic book series adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s bestselling Dune prequel which will launch this January.
“Speaking for the Frank Herbert family, I am extremely pleased to be able to provide beautifully-illustrated comic editions of Dune: House Harkonnen for Dune fans,” said Brian Herbert. “This is the second novel I wrote with Kevin, and the new series launch brings to my mind the excitement of our national book tours around the turn of the millennium, and the wonderful receptions we received from fans. Our own enthusiasm for Frank Herbert’s fantastic Dune series has never waned, and our spirits are constantly buoyed by the incredible support we continue to receive from readers. We hope you enjoy the new series as much as we have enjoyed writing the stories,” said Herbert.
“House Harkonnen is one of my favorites of all the Dune novels Brian and I have written—dark and emotionally powerful, with some of the most spectacular scenes in the long history set in Frank Herbert’s universe…and they just cried out to be done visually. I am so excited that BOOM! is continuing our ‘Prelude to Dune’ trilogy in comic form.” added Anderson.
“For better or worse, House Harkonnen is a force of nature within the Dune universe, at the center of the pivotal moments that have determined the fates of entire planets and civilizations,” stated Shantel LaRocque, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Brian and Kevin have done an incredible job of bringing the power of the Harkonnens to life as their machinations begin to entangle them within the lives of the Atreides, leading to the explosive events of Dune.”
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 will launch in January 2023.