Way, way, way back in 2012, we reported that Frank Miller was working on a follow-up to his award-winning comic series 300. The original became a monster hit after being turned into a 2006 blockbuster directed by Zack Snyder.
Six years later and Miller is true to his word. Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is scheduled to be released in April 2018 from Dark Horse and will consist of five issues. Miller writes and draws the book, with Alex Sinclair doing the colors.
The story follows Persian King Xerxes as he sets about to conquer the world and create an empire the likes of which have never been seen. Lofty goals. But then the Greeks create a god-king of their own, Alexander the Great, to get in Xerxes' way.
In a press release from Dark Horse, Miller had this to say:
"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. 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."
Each issue will have at least 30 pages of story and features wrap-around covers in a deluxe collector format. Check for it in comic book stores on April 4.