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Dave reviews the first issue of BOOM! Studios DUNE: BLOOD OF THE SARDAUKAR saying “the story is building itself up for something big.”



Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Published by BOOM! Studios, Dune: Blood of The Sardaukar #1 is written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Adam Gorham, coloured by Patricio Delpeche and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

Print copies of Dune: Blood of The Sardaukar # will be available on July 28, 2021 at local comic book shop or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies will be available to download from the usual content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.


When the choice is vengeance or honor, which lies at the heart of a Sardaukar? Jopati Kolona is one of the Sardaukar: the emperor’s elite military unit. The Sardaukar are unbeatable, unbending in their devotion to the emperor, and feared throughout the galaxy. When Jopati meets Duke Leto of House Atreides, the house he believes responsible for the destruction of his home planet and family, he will be forced to question a life-long hatred. Tasked with overthrowing the Atreides stronghold on Dune for his master, Jopati will be forced to choose between duty and forgiveness.


I’ll be honest I haven’t read the original Dune novel by Frank Herbert, which hit stores in 1965 (before my time). But certainly after reading this adaptation of the story I’ll definitely look it up.

The first thing that drew me to the book was the dramatic looking cover art. I didn’t realise that what lay beneath was a deep story of revenge and emotion, taking me on a ride through space in a war for pride and power. Intensely written with intrigue on every page.

The story of the Sardaukar is fascinating, kind of seem like an elite unit a bit like a marine corp or something, if it was a film then it would be the type of film you would expect Bruce Willis to be a part of, it definitely has that vibe about it and that certainly isn’t a bad thing, the story tells of the rise of two brothers Jopati and Telso documenting what they went through to get to the elite, tells of great courage but also heartbreak.

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson tell a strong story of emotion and revenge bringing together a comic you won’t want to put down, each page is more action packed than the last as they tell the story through a series of flashbacks and memories giving more depth to a powerful story.

The illustrations by Adam Gorman, bringing a strong visuals to the book giving the story partnership is deserves.


A great read, definitely feels like the story is building itself up for something big and I’m definitely looking forward to that. Definitely one to add to the collection if you like your Sci fi type comics.

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