Frank Miller's Upcoming 300 Prequel Comic Will Pit Xerxes Against Alexander The Great

Frank Miller is developing a new comic book story set in the universe of his 300 franchise, which Zack Snyder adapted into 300 and 300: Rise of an Empire. I love these stories and Miller is adding a new prequel chapter to the franchise. It's being published by Dark Horse Comics and it's called Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. Miller is both writing and illustrating the series and Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race ) will be doing the colors.

The story follows the Persian King Xerxes as he "sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god-king of their own, Alexander the Great."

That's a cool direction to take the story and I'm pretty fascinated by the idea of Xerxes and Alexander The Great being pitted against each other. When talking about the comic, Miller said:

"300 was an interlude in the great story of the Persian Wars. The battle of 300 represented one episode in a much greater series of wars. This series tells the story of the first great clash of civilizations, the first bloody contest between east and west. The odds vastly favor the Persian forces, but the Greeks have Alexander, the greatest military commander of all time."

The comic is a five-issue miniseries, the first issue of which will be released on April 4th, 2018. It'll be interesting to see how Miller ends up retelling the story of Alexander The Great.