Dune The graphic novel

Book - 2020

"Dune, Frank Herbert's epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompa...ssing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín's magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers."--Amazon.

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GRAPHIC NOVEL/Herbert/Dune
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2nd Floor Comics GRAPHIC NOVEL/Herbert/Dune v. 1 Due Jul 19, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Graphic novels
Comics (Graphic works)
Science fiction comics
Published
New York : Abrams Comicarts 2020-
Language
English
Physical Description
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781419731501
1419731505
Other Authors
Raul Allen (illustrator), Patricia (Martín Samaniego) Martín (-), Frank Herbert
Review by Booklist Reviews

This adaptation of the beloved sf novel aims for faithfulness to the source material, and the authors—also responsible for the slew of spin-offs that followed Frank Herbert's passing—make an admirable attempt at condensing the classic into comics form. This first of three volumes (paralleling the original's three sections) gives the necessary space for the intricate opening act, the tragedy of Duke Leto Atreides and the transition of his son, Paul, from nobility into exile. For a story that revolves around the slow building of suspense around an impending betrayal, the streamlined format costs tension and nuance, but the various character motivations are well defined, resulting in a puzzle plot of palace intrigue that is easy to follow—with the possible exception of Paul's arc and metaphysical awakening. One of the source material's greatest challenges, the head-hopping between various inner monologues, is elegantly solved by color-coded captions, and the art lifts the heavy world building load, blending the aristocratic costumery, sf technology, and desert landscape into a world that is unmistakably Dune. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Herbert and Anderson (both, Dune: The Duke of Caladan), coauthors of more than a dozen novels in the "Dune" series, here adapt into the graphic form the original epic of political machinations, religious zealotry, and revolution within a vast interstellar empire. After his father is ordered to assume stewardship of Arrakis, an inhospitable planet of massive economic and strategic importance, Paul Atreides is targeted for assassination by his family's rivals. Plots, schemes, and prophetic dreams abound as Paul bears witness to shifting alliances and is tested by a mystical order who suspect him of possessing messianic powers. Herbert and Anderson retain the novel's intricate plotting and intense exploration of the struggle to balance intellect and emotion, resulting in a philosophically rich but exposition-heavy first volume in this ongoing series. VERDICT Illustrators Allén and Martín (both, Harbinger Wars 2: Deluxe Edition) enliven this extremely faithful adaptation with cleverly designed pages that highlight various characters' inner turmoil and deliver satisfyingly awe-inspiring depictions of the gargantuan sandworms native to Arrakis and central to series iconography. Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Reasoning that cramming the entirety of Herbert's landmark 1965 space opera into one graphic volume could prove futile, veteran Herbert world expanders Brian Herbert (son of the classic's author) and Kevin J. Anderson's dutiful adaptation covers just the prose version's first third, in a planned three-volume release. They break down the story into bright plot points drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martin (the Harbinger Wars series). Thousands of years into the future, the royal house Atreides moves to the desert world Arrakis, recently vacated by their rival house Harkonnen. Though Arrakis is a valuable source of the coveted drug "spice," Duke Leto and his Jedi-like concubine Lady Jessica realize it is also "infested with Harkonnen intrigues" and prepare their son Paul for a bloody power struggle. Herbert's Middle East history—and ecology—informed universe is on full display, including imperial infighting, Medici-like assassinations, the Bedouin-like Fremen tribes, and extremist water conservation (for instance, spitting is a sign of respect). Though the arc moves swiftly, the traditionalist art feels stiff in talky scenes with characters poised mid-gesticulation—but it excels in broad action shots, such as the first spotting of a massive sandworm maw. This efficient take will whet appetites for more adventures to come. Agent: John Silbersack on behalf of Trident Media Group, and Mary Alice Kier, Cine/Lit Representation. (Nov.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank HerbertDune, Frank Herbert’s epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompassing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín’s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank Herbert  Dune, Frank Herbert's epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompassing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín's magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank Herbert  Dune, Frank Herbert’s epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompassing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín’s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.