Dark Horse Comics has revealed the first art from Frank Miller’s upcoming Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, the followup series to Miller’s 300.
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.
“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,” said Xerxes creator Frank Miller in a press release from Dark Horse. “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.”
It has been a long time coming, but we’ll finally see what Miller brings to the table when Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander arrives in stores on April 4, 2018.