Entertainment Weekly reports that Frank Miller’s 300 prequel will arrive next year from Dark Horse Comics.
With quite the mouthful for a title, Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will “focus on the Persian emperor Xerxes, the so-called ‘King of Kings’ 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,” according to EW. “The title suggests the story will also look forward to the rise of Alexander the Great, who destroyed the Persian Empire a few centuries after Xerxes’ reign.”
Miller has talked about doing the comic for a while, at least as far back as 2009-2010.
Miller will appear at the Dark Horse booth at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday, July 21 to sign a special lithograph. Wrist bands for the signing will be given away in random drawings at the Dark Horse booth.