Young Leto Atreides faces devastating loss and unsettling revelations, in Dune: House Atreides #9. The next issue of BOOM! Studios’ limited series comes out on August 25 and continues an alluring tale of power struggles and treachery, taking place more than 30 years before the events of Dune. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are writing scripts for this comic book adaptation, of their eponymous prequel novel, that features gorgeous artwork by Dev Pramanik (artist) and Alex Guimarães (colorist).
Evan Cagle’s main cover portrays Baron Harkonnen, still looking healthy and vigorous, as he plots the demise of archenemies House Atreides—who have been left destabilized by recent events. The variant cover, by Christian Ward, features a psychedelic montage of key characters and elements of the Dune universe. In the foreground, Pardot Kynes has fully embraced the ways of his new homeworld, Arrakis, and its inhabitants: the Fremen and the sandworms…
In the throne room of Castle Caladan, the new Duke has but a moment to grieve for his father. An investigation, led by Thufir Hawat, confirms suspicions that the death of the late Duke Paulus Atreides was no accident…. In his first acts as the ruler of House Atreides, Leto resolutely seeks out the truth, however deception may lie closer than expected. How was his mother, Lady Helena, involved?
The official synopsis for Dune: House Atreides #9 reads as follows:
* Was foul play involved in Leto’s father’s untimely death? Follow the new Duke Atreides as he stops at nothing to find out.
* Power, lies, and corruption continue as Baron Harkonnen hatches a plan to frame Leto for an attack on the Tleilaxu even as Shaddam prepares to usurp the throne from his father once and for all.
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