Dune: House Atreides #1

Writer: Brian Herbet, Kevin J. Anderson Artist: Dev Pramanik Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 21, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

* Set in the years leading up the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Dune-which inspired the upcoming feature film from Legendary Pictures- 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!

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Oct 22, 2020

    A very well produced and gorgeous comic adaptation that manages to provide just the right amount of fan service while not being too intimidating for newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Oct 19, 2020

    Overall, Dune: House Atreides #1 is an excellent introduction to the world and its stakeholders. It shows how one move on the chessboard could up-end the whole game. The story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is vast and masterful. The art by the creative team is adequate but not eye-catching. Altogether, a story that I loved re-reading, and this adaptation satiates that nostalgia that long time fans are looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Oct 17, 2020

    Your enjoyment of this comic will depend on your engagement with the Dune franchise. It is a magnificent first issue and ideal for people wanting to experience the concepts of Dune before the new movie is released. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Oct 21, 2020

    Despite personal trepidation. DUNE: HOUSE ATRIEDES #1 is a solid and thoroughly engaging first issue exploring the history of the universe of DUNE with strong art and storytelling that feels more engaging than it did in novel format which bodes well for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 21, 2020

    Dev Pramanik brings a unique look and style to this issue. There is great action throughout and both the characters and lush backgrounds look amazing. I found myself impressed with the ship designs as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 21, 2020

    So while Dune: House Atreides #1feels a bit overstuffed, it will hopefully deliver for its narrative in the long run. As long as you can take a sizable amount of information in stride this book has a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 21, 2020

    Dune - House Atreides #1 aims to be a sort of appetizer to the forthcoming film adaptation, and it succeeds wildly in that way, stoking my long-time interest in Dune as a concept and franchise. There might not be much here for Dune newbies, but thats totally fine. They can all come to this after theyve seen the film. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 21, 2020

    For those interested in some background to the old days of House Atreides, long before Paul comes into the picture. File this under supplementary material designed to appeal to completists. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Oct 21, 2020

    The long and short of it is that for people like me, this will be one that wed be interested to pick up and check out. If youve no interest in Dune, then this will, similarly, hold little interest for you. Given that this is an adaptation Im intrigued to see how itll be broken down issue by issue and admit that overall, its one Id probably be more likely to hold off on for a collected volume. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Oct 24, 2020

    As someone who was excited to see how Dune would end up on a comic format, I have to say I was a little bit disappointed. Although the artwork was, indeed really good, it got obfuscated by the crazy amount of plots and just plain bad writing which violates the pinnacle rule of visual storytelling: show, don't tell. I hope this series eventually picks up seeing as Dune has a tremendous potential and I'd love to see it done properly on comics eventually. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Oct 23, 2020

    Overall, Dune: House Atreides refuses to give us the mystic and subtle power of the source material; yet another example of a visual medium failing to convey Herbert's brainchild. Unfortunately, I'm sure there's a way to play in the Dune universe with comics, but this dull, flat attempt isn't it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 21, 2020

    Those eager to visit the universe of Arrakis would probably be better off waiting for the new movie. Read Full Review

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