PopCultHQ received an advanced review copy of XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER #4 from Dark Horse Comics. Available July 4th, 2018, the creative team for this series features writing and art from Frank Miller and colors by Alex Sinclair.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
Publication Date: July 04, 2018
Format: FC, 48 pages; Miniseries
The mantle has passed. The god king is dead. Darius III is now both king of Persia and Pharaoh of Egypt. But a tiger force strikes in Asia Minor on a collision course with Persian forces.
* Frank Miller writes and draws this long-awaited companion to his masterpiece, 300!
* Colored by Alex Sinclair, the colorist for Miller’s Dark Knight Master Race, third installment of his Dark Knight Returns master trilogy.
* Deluxe collector format! 48-page, plus cover!
* Features a pin-up by Bill Sienkievicz!
PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS
AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER #4
Frank has moved the narrative ahead!!! Now is the time of Darius and Alexander!!! Persia is mighty but Alexander will make Greece great once more!!! War is coming! Tremble at the might of Frank’s storytelling and gaze in awe at what new chapter in the sage he unfolds within these pages.
To accompany a bold new story direction, is Frank’s usual outstanding and amazing artwork. The pages with battles scenes and broad looks at the scenery, buildings and the like, really keep giving credence to Frank’s skills as both artist and writer. And his character designs for Darius and Alexander are quite spectacular.
Alex aced it again on coloring. Page after page with war, death, armor and military strategy unfolding before the readers eyes. A blood-soaked and vividly colored book from Dark Horse. Bathed in the colors of Alex Sinclair and wrapped in his genius work.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
A time of war is upon the world again. Mighty Greece is being roused to combat by Alexander. And Darius III rules all Persia and Egypt. Now with rebellion afoot, battle is joined. And two powers clash once again.
5 Out of 5 Stars
XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER #4
can be pre-ordered on ComiXology and available at
your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, July 4th!
Be sure to follow the creative team!
Writer/Artist – Frank Miller
Colorist – Alex Sinclair
Publisher – Dark Horse Comics