The prequel to 300, Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will be on hand at Comic Con. And so will Frank Miller.
An epic tale, the story behind 300 has become iconic thanks to artist/author Frank Miller’s work. The original comic was a classic, and the resultant film from Zach Snyder might have been a little divisive, but was pretty freaking awesome too, in my opinion.
Now the prequel to the original is on the way, and it tells of the rise of 300’s antagonist.
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is Frank Miller’s comics prequel to his epic 300, the inspiration for the motion picture directed by Zach Snyder. Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race) joins Frank as colorist on the highly anticipated series. Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will launch in 2018. Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-B.C. Persia and became known as “The King of Kings,” eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself—and achieves his wish!
A signing to remember
Miller has become a bit hard to get autographs from as of late. He’s making an appearance at SDCC though, smack dab in the Dark Horse Comics booth (#2615). He’ll be there on Friday, July 21 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, pacific time.
As you might imagine, this is a wristbanded event, meaning you’ll need to attain a band before you queue up. It won’t be easy to get one either, as they’ll be handed out on Thursday and Friday morning via a random drawing at the booth (while supplies last).
If you do manage to get a band though, you’re in to meet Frank. And you’re also going to get a complimentary 25″ x 19″ Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander lithograph to have signed. Pretty sweet.