Staff Picks (February): Xerxes #1

It’s been 20 years since I met Frank Miller on a tour for the new release of Dark Horse’s 300 #1. After waiting in line with a few hundred people, I had the chance to meet the Dark Knight and Sin City scribe, ask a few questions, and have the opportunity for an autograph on his newest creation. At the time no one really knew what to expect out of 300. But what we got was a one-of-a-kind story told from a unique perspective that changed the way historical tales are interpreted in comics. Frank Miller has always been a maverick, delivering powerful narratives in a medium that is ideal for his creative vision. Now after two decades, two movies, and non-stop rumors about the highly anticipated prequel, Xerxes: the Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 is finally here! If you enjoy Frank Miller’s classics – The Dark Knight, Sin City, and 300 – then you must check out Xerxes #1 this month from Dark Horse. This is something you don’t want to miss, so strap on your armor, pick up your shield and spear, and come back to the world of 300 screaming “THIS…IS…SPARTA!” (Kick in the gut optional).

Jim Kuhoric

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Item Code: FEB180011
Release Date: 4/4/18
SRP: $4.99

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