If you didn't know, the movie 300 was based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller, you do now. In fact, they did an excellent job of mimicking the style of the comic in the movie, so much so that it spawned a few knockoffs and played a part in what many see as director Zack Snyder's signature style.
After 300 was a success in the theaters, Miller began work on the graphic novel sequel that would be turned into a movie. Unfortunately, once he worked out the details and work started on the movie, work stopped on the comic. As of 2011 only two issues of the five issue mini-series was completed and no further work has been done. The graphic novel version of 300: Rise of an Empire will not be able to match the March 2014 release of the movie.
Frank Miller has been tied up in Hollywood not only working on 300: Rise of an Empire, but also on Sin City 2 and with talk of a Sin City television series on the way, who knows if he'll find time to return and compete the comic. If ever he does find the time, Dark Horse insiders say the two completed issues are "outstanding beautiful" and that it will be worth the wait... "If."
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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