If you can’t get enough of the Dune films, then Dune: House Corrino #1 might be the comic series for you. It certainly has a similar level of interstellar political intrigue, with a healthy dose of bloody action mixed in. Oh, and don’t forget the sandworms. Those are too iconic to leave out, even in this first issue.

Dune: House Corrino #1 ~ Details

Dune: House Corrino #1 cover art A.
How many Death Stars can an emperor have?

Dune: House Corrino #1 is the very first issue of this brand new eight-issue Dune comic book series from BOOM! Studios, which is in fact the third and final Dune prequel comic. The authors of the Dune books themselves Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson cowrote this comic book series as if they were the Dune books in comic form, with Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers Universe) as the artist.

Dune: House Corrino #1 will make its printing debut on March 20, 2024. You can purchase it in print form either from your local comic book shop or in the BOOM! Studios webstore. If you want the digital version though, then you can download it on that date from content providers like iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Variant Covers

For your viewing enjoyment, in addition to the main cover art above, BOOM! Studios also has a list of Dune: House Corrino #1 variant covers for us today. You can check them out below:

Dune: House Corrino #1 cover art B.
The symbolism is strong with this one.
Dune: House Corrino #1 cover art C.
He gotta catch ’em all!
Dune: House Corrino #1 cover art D.
It really makes you wonder what the Empress is thinking of her husband’s ambition?
Dune: House Corrino #1 cover art E.
It looks like this guy grafted a Terminator onto him.
Dune: House Corrino #1 cover art F.
Or maybe it’s more like the Terminator has a human grafted onto it.

Dune: House Corrino #1 ~ Synopsis

Alas, it would be a bit of a spoiler for me to reveal the plot of this comic book. Unless you already know it from reading the 2001 novel, that is. Still, for those of us who haven’t, here’s the official synopsis from BOOM! Studios below:

Just ahead of Dune Part II‘s release, the final prequel in the House Trilogy arrives in comic shops!

House Corrino, once the deadliest house in the Dune universe as the Imperial family, plays a key role in the developments leading into the events of the first novel. While conflicts escalate between the Fremen and House Harkonnon on Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit keep a close eye on Jessica’s fateful pregnancy, and House Atreides takes part in the plan to seal Ix’s fate…

Legendary authors Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson are joined by artist Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers Universe) for the third and final prequel to one of the most celebrated science fiction novels of all time!

Dune: House Corrino #1 ~ The Good

Once you read this comic, you can’t deny that the best part of Dune: House Corrino #1 is the story. It’s no wonder too. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson wrote the original novel that this comic is based off of. The fact that they’re also the authors of this comic means that this is quite literally that same 2001 novel in comic book form. Thus, it should still share the same plot, which if this issue is any indication, is full of political intrigue and numerous murders. Worse, really, for those who are taken prisoner by House Tleilaxu. If you’re a fan of science fiction-flavored political thriller, then this is the comic for you.

The story is not all that’s good about this comic though. Simone Ragazzoni did a pretty good job with the artwork as well. Said art has a detailed and almost anime-like art quality to it, which I am quite fond of. The fact that the characters’ faces are highly expressive is a nice touch too. And of course, there was that final scene with the sandworm, which has a very nice tone to it. Quite symbolic of just how unstoppable those giant spice-spewing worms are. It’s quite befitting a Dune comic there.

Dune: House Corrino #1 ~ The Bad

Arguably the one bad thing about Dune: House Corrino #1 will be for the fans of the films by Denis Villeneuve. This comic book most definitely does not stay true to those films in terms of depictions of the characters. Characters’ features and even gender will differ from those films, so it can be a bit jarring if you’ve only watched the films and never read the books. Still, this is a pretty minor complaint overall, and one that won’t affect you if you’ve read the books. Honestly, considering that the book’s original authors are the authors of this comic, the way this comic book depicts the characters is likely more true to the original novel than the films are. It may be a case of your mileage may vary here though, so feel free to disagree with me if you wish.