We knew Frank Miller’s new miniseries set in the same world as 300 was on the way from Dark Horse, but now we know when and it’s soon: April will see the release of the first issue in comic shops.
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is both written and drawn by Miller and Alex Sinclair, the colorist for Miller’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race, accompanies him on colors.
Dark Horse says:
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander follows Persian King Xerxes as he sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great. This five-issue series boasts issues with thirty plus pages of story and features wrap-around covers in a deluxe collector format.
Frank Miller provides some insight:
300 was an interlude in the great story of the Persian Wars. The battle of 300 represented one episode in a much greater series of wars. This series tells the story of the first great clash of civilizations, the first bloody contest between east and west. The odds vastly favor the Persian forces, but the Greeks have Alexander, the greatest military commander of all time.
The first issue of Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will arrive in comic shops on April 4, 2018.
It will retail for $4.99 and is available for preorder at comic shops later this month.