BOOM! Studios Announces ‘Dune: Blood Of The Sardaukar’ #1 For July 2021

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios has announced Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1, another poignant, blood-soaked tale expanding the mythology of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Adapted & scripted by authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by artist Adam Gorham, colored by Patricio Delpeche, and letters by Ed Dukeshire,  Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 will be available in Fall 2020.

‘When the choice is vengeance or honor, which lies at the heart of a Sardaukar? Jopati Kolona is one of the Sardaukar: the emperor’s elite military unit. The Sardaukar are unbeatable, unbending in their devotion to the emperor, and feared throughout the galaxy.

When Jopati meets Duke Leto of House Atreides, the house he believes responsible for the destruction of his home planet and family, he will be forced to question a life-long hatred. Tasked with overthrowing the Atreides stronghold on Dune for his master, Jopati will be forced to choose between duty and forgiveness.’

Brian Herbert says

When we wrote this story, a standalone tale set during the events of the original DUNE, we were excited for this first opportunity ever to delve into the history and traditions of this mysterious force of warriors, showing it through the eyes of one particular Sardaukar.

Kevin J. Anderson adds

We very much enjoyed being able to flesh out the background of the Sardaukar, and this character became a prominent force in our new Caladan trilogy. The comic adaptation shows DUNE fans places they have never seen in Frank Herbert’s universe.

Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 features main cover art by Jeff Dekal and variant covers by artists Adam Gorham, Max Fiumara, and Gerald Parel. Look for it on comic book store shelves in July 2021.


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