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Frank Miller's 300 Prequel Xerxes Details Released

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, July 07 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Frank Miller's 300 Prequel Xerxes Details Released

Chance of batshit shenanigans and unsubtle racism? High.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Frank Miller is a legend in comics, when he was the creative mind behind Batman: The Dark Knight ReturnsSin City, and Ronin. But Miller's career can be broken into two parts: pre-9/11 and post-9/11. The latter half includes Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes AgainHoly Terror, and The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.

Luckily, 300 was release in the former half of Miller's career, and while not historically accurate, it gave the world a fun glimpse into the Spartan lifestyle. The downside is the film adaptation gave the world Zack Snyder. 2018 will see the release of a prequel to 300, Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, from Dark Horse Comics. As the title suggests, it will follow the Persian emperor Xerxes, who raised a massive army to invade Greece in the fifth century B.C. to get revenge for his father's death and become a god. It also suggests the story will see to the rise of Alexander the Great, who destroyed the Persian Empire a few centuries after Xerxes' reign.

Though if Dark Knight III: The Master Race is any indication, Miller might not have much to do with this book.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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