My favorite science fiction book is DUNE by Frank Herbert. I love all the complicated histories and machinations of the characters as they try to control a resource (the SPICE) that exist on only one planet in the entire universe. Add to that an ancient desert tribe with a prophecy of the coming of a messiah and a young prince arriving from off world and you have one of the great stories in all of literature. Paul Pope is taking the 'Wednesday Comic' format and doing stand alone pages for his own Dune adaptation at his web site. I love his stuff. Very much like Mobieus if you are familiar with his work.
"It is said of Muad'dib that once when he saw a weed trying to grow between two rocks, he moved one of the rocks. Later, when the weed was seen to be flourishing, he covered it with the remaining rock. 'That was its fate,' he explained." --From The Commentaries Of M'Uad Dib (DUNE, Frank Herbert).
"I've always been struck by the taciturn Nietzschean aspects of M'uad Dib's character as a leader. One of Frank Herbert's points in DUNE was a warning-- beware of charismatic heroes. When entrusted with great power, they can do great damage to a civilization. Even a brief sweep of history can illustrate this point." - Paul Pope
My favorite HULK covers part 1
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