First Look at Frank Miller's 300 Prequel XERXES

Dark Horse Comics has unleashed the first art from Frank Miller's upcoming miniseries Xerxes, which serves as a prequel to the 1998 graphic novel 300. As you know 300 was turned into a great little film by Zack Snyder. This Xerxes comic book will end up being the backbone for the sequel or prequel to Snyder's film when it eventually goes into production. As it currently stands Snyder is interested in making another film, he was just waiting for Miller to complete the comic book and script.

The image released for the comic depicts the Persian King Xerxes. The artwork is currently on sale over at Dark Horse Comics as a lithographic print for for $25 regular and $100 for the limited edition print which is signed and numbered.

Here's the product description:

Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-BC Persia and became known as 'The King of Kings,' eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself -- and achieves his wish!

The art below was done by Frank Miller and the coloring by Dave Stewart. This is a great lookin' piece, and there's no doubt that fans of Miller and the 300 franchise are excited about what is about to come.