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Dune: House Harkonnen #1

Writer: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson Artist: Michael Shelfer Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
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The second official, NYT Bestselling prequel to Dune is adapted for the first time by award-winning novelists Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and artist Michael Shelfer (Domino), unveiling a closer look at the rising conflict between beloved characters and bitter villains.

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?

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 18, 2023

    Shelfer has a unique visual style and does a great job of crafting the visual world of these characters with panels that show the scope and scale of these different and unique worlds. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin Jan 30, 2023

    A chaotic first issue introduces a rich and well devised world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Jan 18, 2023

    A slightly disjointed story that did get a little lost. But I am hopeful the next issue will tie up any loose ends. Artwork was next level, the story seems to be more of a foundational layer rather than a groundbreaker. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 18, 2023

    If asked why this adaptation is beneficial, the only answer seems to be that there was a quick buck to be grabbed. Read Full Review

  • dlanecomics Jan 18, 2023

    I wasn’t a fan of the art style and felt it would have been better suited for a manga from the 80s or 90s. There wasn’t really a story either with most of the pages dedicated to introducing the various worlds and characters.

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