The Top and Bottom 5 Comics for the week has run late again; I apologize. You can blame E3 a little if you like. I do. Anyway, this week was actually very good for the Big Two and comics in general. There was a lot to like. I still found a few stinkers in the […]
Xerxes has returned home to the Persian Empire as its ruler. We see the beginning and ending of his rule. We see him seeking a wife and finding it in Esther, niece of Mordecai of Judea. She marries Xerxes on the condition that he and Persia will spare the people of Zion. The king agrees […]
The Greek retinue at Marathon returns to Athens to warn them of the coming Persian horde. The general is distraught and ready to let Athens execute him, but Themistokles has a wild plan. He will gather all the women and slaves to bolster their ranks, and he will shine their armor and shields to give […]
It’s time for that weekend round-up where we arbitrarily decide what was a comic book win or a loss for the week of April 4th, 2018. I’m struggling to come up with more of a build-up to the list, so let’s just get to it! Win: Yes, Maybe I Will Just Marry Christopher Priest’s Justice […]
The Ionian Greeks have rebelled against the rule of the Persians. They join up with the Athenians in a hope to escape Persian wrath. Darius sends his armies after the Greeks. The scouting party is repelled, but a battalion is on the way. The Athenian and Ionians are outnumbered, but their commander has a plan […]
Dark Horse Comics has decided to let readers know that Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius, the new series by Frank Miller, will contain nudity. And the retailer preview they sent out may not have included any of it. But the fact that they have to say this about a Frank Miller comic […]
Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County reaches its highly-anticipated finale. Xerxes, BPRD, Buffy, Black Hammer, American Gods, and more continue their runs. Also, a lot of manga series are being reprinted, like New Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Executioner, and Vampire Hunter D. All of this comes from Dark Horse’s June 2018 solicits. Details below. Covers are below the text (in a vaguely […]
In an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly, Dark Horse have released an image for Frank Miller‘s 300 prequel, Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. which is due out next year. You can tell they have the exclusive on this, the longest titled comic or graphic novel project in history, […]
ICv2 reports that Xerxes, Frank Miller’s sequel to 300, has not progressed since the complete two issues that Miller had handed in to Dark Horse in early 2011. Which means a release of Xerxes to accompany 300: Rise of an Empire, just isn’t happening. Miller has been busy on a new Sin City movie, and […]
It's a little disappointing that Warner Bros. aren't releasing a trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire with Man of Steel, but there's a new poster at least.
Get to know Themistokles and Artemisia.
It's rainy out. And bloody.
Last month, The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Noam Murro has been selected to direct Xerxes. And mentioned that it had been renamed 300: The Battle Or Artemisia. And everyone jumped in to follow. Great scoop. Unfortunately it’s not true. I don’t mean the Noam Murro bit, I mean, the title. There are a […]
Zack Snyder is not directing the 300 sequel-prequel, Xerxes, but he has co-written the screenplay, with Kurt Johnstad, basing it upon Frank Miller‘s upcoming comic. While Snyder is rather busy with Man of Steel, he has had a hand – and Deadline say a strong hand – in selecting a director for Xerxes. The first […]
Written and drawn in 1972. Only published in the APA zine Love in 1975. Frank Miller’s earliest work, as scanned in and uploaded by Comics-n-ERB on the Collector’s Society boards. At the time Miller had been involved with comics fandom for seven months, his favourite comic was Daredevil and he liked the fact they make […]
I loved Dark Horse Presents. Where I met all manner of comic book creators and their creations for the first time. Frank Miller’s Sin City, Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus, John Byrne’s Next Men, Paul Chadwick’s Concrete and so many more. And after a spot of time online, it’s returning to print in April, in an eighty […]
Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, co-writers of the 300 movie adaptation, have started putting together their screenplay for Xerxes, the sequel. Again, it’s being adapted from a Frank Miller comic that we last reported on in early June. Snyder tells Hero Complex that he hasn’t yet signed a deal to direct the film, but he […]