In August, we revealed the striking first covers for another Comic related to “Dune” of Boom! Studios titled “Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas,” and now the award-winning publisher recently released a five-page preview of the first issue’s interior letter art and it’s nothing short of brilliant.
This special 40-page one-shot explores and enhances the deep mythology of legendary author Frank Herbert’s 1965 masterpiece “Dune.” It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the exotic world of sci-fi after seeing director Denis Villeneuve’s epic new film adaptation, which hit theaters last year. If you missed it, check out our Dune streaming guide to catch up.)
“Dune: A Whisper Of Caladan Seas #1” is written by New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by artist Jakub Rebelka (“Origins”), and completed with letters by Ed Dukeshire. The standalone issue published on December 29 was organized under an agreement with Herbert Properties LLC and Abrams ComicArts, the publisher who delivered the first in a trilogy of graphic novel adaptations of Herbert’s seminal novel last year.
Originally conceived as a poignant short story, “A Whisper of Caladan Seas” was the very first installment of “Dune” fiction that Herbert and Anderson wrote together. It served to stand as a creative exercise and exploratory project as they built the longer story arcs of the 1999 “Dune” prequel novel, “Dune: House Atreides.”
This untold story from the world of “Dune” begins as the black smoke of the Battle of Arrakeen still chokes the vast sands of Arrakis. A squad of Atreides soldiers find themselves trapped in the shield wall after a brutal attack from an ancient Harkonnen artillery piece. sergeant. Hoh Vitt of the Atreides Elite Guard must use his family’s effective storytelling skills to mentally teleport his valiant men from their graves to the water-rich home planet of Caladan as a means of solace and hope.
“The origins of Brian and Kevin’s incredible world-building within the Dune universe begin here with an insightful and touching story that shows a side of this epic sci-fi classic that has never been seen before. “said Boom! Studios editor Jonathan Manning in a boom! Press release.
“Dune: A Whisper Of Caladan Seas #1” just arrived on December 29 and features captivating main cover art by Jeff Dekal (“BRZRKR”) and special variant covers courtesy of Rebelka, Elizabeth Torque (“Venom”) and Christian Ward (“Something Kills Children”).
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