It’s been a big year for comics legend Frank Miller: DC Comics announced both a Black Label Superman: Year One series with artist John Romita Jr. for August and a young-readers Carrie Kelley graphic novel with artist Ben Caldwell coming down the pipeline. Over at publisher Simon & Schuster, Miller will provide full interior illustrations for Thomas Wheeler’s Cursed, an illustrated YA retelling of the King Arthur legend from the perspective of Nimue, the future Lady of the Lake. But before Miller can busy himself with Arthurian legend or possible-future Robins, the creator concludes his long-awaited 300 companion piece Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander this summer with the release of the fifth and final issue from Dark Horse Comics.
The series, which Dark Horse has published in a deluxe collector’s format with 30-to-40 story pages per issue, follows Persian King Xerxes as he sets out to conquer the world as revenge for his father Darius’ defeat. Xerxes seeks to create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen…until the Greeks produce a god-king of their own: Alexander the Great. Paste has an exclusive first look at the final issue’s cover and solicitation text below. Be sure to check out Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #5 when it hits stands August 1st.
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #5
Writer/Artist: Frank Miller
Colorist: Alex Sinclair
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: August 1, 2018
The Persian Empire is vast beyond imagining. It seems destined to last a thousand years… But a whirlwind comes from the west: the greatest warlord the world will ever know. Alexander!
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #5 Cover Art by Frank Miller & Alex Sinclair