Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Finish the DUNE Prequel Trilogy with DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO from BOOM! Studios
Just ahead of Dune Part II’s release, the final prequel in the House Trilogy arrives in comic shops!
BOOM! Studios today proudly announced DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO, a brand new 33-page, oversized, eight-issue, comic book series expanding the rich mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune.
The third and final official prequel to Dune is adapted for the first time by award-winning novelists Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and artist Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers Universe), colorist Dan Jackson (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (The Woods), unveiling a closer look at the rising conflict between beloved characters and bitter villains and available in stores March 2024.
House Corrino, once the deadliest House in the known universe as the Imperial family, set up the final pieces leading into the events of Dune and the fall of House Atreides.
While conflicts escalate between the Fremen and House Harkonnen on Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit keep a close eye on Jessica’s pregnancy, and House Atreides takes part in the plan to seal Ix’s fate…
“It’s always great to reach the grand finale. We’ve spent the last couple of years with BOOM! and our artists to develop the visual interpretation of our Prelude to Dune trilogy–ground-breaking novels that we wrote more than 20 years ago–and now that we reach the adaptation of the final volume in comic book form, we have the characters and worlds already designed and established. Now in House Corrino it’s time for everything to come together.” said Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
“I’m so excited to be part of a story written by legends like Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. I’ve been a fan of the Dune franchise ever since I was a kid when I stayed up at night to watch the David Lynch movie on TV. Having the chance to be a part of this project is still surreal to me! Brace yourselves and get ready to step into the world of Dune!” said artist Simone Ragazzoni.
“With the final story in our prequel trilogy adaptation, Brian and Kevin explore the mechanizations of the Imperial family,” said Shantel LaRocque, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “In a very real sense, these are the final days leading up to the tragic events of Dune. The final dominoes are being set up.”
DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed artist Raymond Swanland (Magic: The Gathering) and variant covers by artists Veronica Fish (Blackwood), and Rebeca Puebla (Dejah Thoris).
Created by visionary writer Frank Herbert, Dune debuted in 1965, has sold millions of copies and is arguably the most admired science fiction novel of all time. After winning the Hugo Award and inaugural Nebula Award, Dune inspired a best-selling novel series and led to multiple live-action adaptations, including the upcoming feature film from Legendary Pictures. The influence of Dune extends well beyond the world of entertainment, with an incalculable influence on modern scientific thinking about politics, religion, outer space, environmentalism, and more.
About Brian Herbert:
Brian Herbert is the son of legendary science fiction author Frank Herbert and has written the definitive biography of him, Dreamer of Dune, a finalist for the Hugo Award. Brian has also written many highly imaginative novels, including the Timeweb trilogy, the ecological fantasy Ocean (with his wife, Jan), The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma, The Unborn, and The Assassination of Billy Jeeling. His earlier acclaimed novels include The Stolen Gospels, Sudanna Sudanna, and Sidney’s Comet, as well as Man of Two Worlds (written with his father). Brian has collaborated on many novels in the Dune series with Kevin J. Anderson, all of which became international bestsellers, and they also wrote the Hellhole trilogy together. They recently completed the novel Dune: The Heir of Caladan for Tor, and are also collaborating on the definitive graphic novel adaption of the novel Dune, as well the 2022 Dragon Award-winning adaptation of their collaborative novel, Dune: House Atreides, for BOOM! Studios. Brian also co-manages the legacy of Frank Herbert (with Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert) and is an executive producer of the new motion picture “Dune” and the forthcoming TV series “Dune: The Sisterhood.” He and his wife live in Seattle, Washington.
About Kevin J. Anderson:
Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 175 books, 58 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy trilogy beginning with Clockwork Angels, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Wake the Dragon and Terra Incognita fantasy trilogies, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson is the director of the graduate program in Publishing at Western Colorado University. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press. His most recent novels are Clockwork Destiny, Gods and Dragons, Dune: The Heir of Caladan (with Brian Herbert), and Slushpile Memories: How NOT to Get Rejected.
About Simone Ragazzoni:
Simone Ragazzoni is an Italian comic book artist, based in Milan. After graduating from Milan Comics School, he started working as a freelance artist for Sergio Bonelli Editore, on the sci-fi monthly series Odessa. After this, he worked on BOOM! Studios’ Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn, Power Rangers Unlimited and Power Rangers Universe. He has since worked on Supermassive and Rogue Sun, for Image Comics, and Robotech: Rick Hunter by Titan Comics. You can find Simone on Instagram at @simoneragazzoni.
DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade, and the upcoming Underheist by David and Maria Lapham. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
Print copies of DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO #1 will be available in March 2024 at your local comic book shop, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.