Kickstarting Comics: ‘Dune: The Official Movie Graphic Novel’ From Legendary Comics

by Olly MacNamee

There’s no better time to launch a graphic novel adaption of a film in the opening week. Especially when said film, Dune, is garnering so many great reviews, Plus, being a rather big name in the game already, as Legendary Comics are, helps too. Even now as I write this they’ve smashed their original goal three fold. Probably more when you read this.

Adapted by writer Lilah Sturges interior art by Drew Johnson, and colours by Zid, Dune: The Official Movie Graphic Novel also comes with a choice of covers by Johnson, Zid, John Ridgway and Tim Sale.

“Telling the hero’s journey of Paul Atreides (portrayed on screen and page by Timothée Chalamet), the DUNE graphic novel, adapted by writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes) with art by Drew Johnson (Godzilla Dominion) and colors by digital painter Zid (Kingdom Kong), features beautiful artwork that brings the cinematic vision of Dune to the world of sequential art.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”

Of course, there are plenty of pledges to choose from as well as the promise of stretch goals too. For the more financially frugal you can get the oversized hardback graphic novel (7.4″x11.3″) in print for $40 (including a PDF copy and wallpapers for your computer) while at the top end for the big spenders amongst you can even appear in the book itself for $2,500. Along with that though you do get a great deal more too, as well as the graphic novel of course.

Fore more, do head on over to the campaign page here and take a long look. Or, buy the original 1965 novel by Frank Herbert and go read that if you haven’t already.

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