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Thursday, June 03, 2010

First art from Frank Miller's XERXES (it's a prequel to 300)

Frank Miller is one of the most frustrating comic book artists that one can watch the career of. There's his classic stuff like The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City. And then there's his work like All-star Batman and Robin (particularly issue #2, you know what I'm talking about if you've read it). So when I heard that he was going to do a prequel/follow-up to 300 what most crossed my mind was "Oh Lord, he's going to attempt another The Dark Knight Strikes Again..."

Well, here's our first look at Xerxes from, well, Xerxes...

Here's the official title description from Dark Horse Comics:

Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-BC 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!
Hey, if this means more of that freakish Persian army that we saw in 300, I'm totally stoked for this dudes!!