Dune, Desert Planet, Keeping Us Warm In December

It’s amazing to me to watch a single internet post turn into wildfire. Take for example Tom Spurgeon’s, Comics Reporter, simple Go Look pic of Bill Sienkkiewicz’s Dune adaptation. The link is to a post from the Grantbridge Street & Other Misadventures blog from December 21, 2008, in which the author posts the entire Marvel Super Special # 36, the official comics adaptation of David Lynch’s film of Frank Herbert’s Dune, by Ralph Macchio and Bill Sienkiewicz. Without getting into the legalities if that, thanks to Tom, it’s been getting comment juice. Add to that, Joe from the excellent Forbidden Planet International Blog, linked to Tom’s post and added in a few You Tube videos of author Frank Herbert talking about the book and his writing, along with director David Lynch. Now the latest comes from Heidi MacDonald, The Beat, as she links to the Grantbridge post, too.  What does all this prove? That a good post with good content – no matter how small, or old, lives forever on the internet and can find a new audience at anytime.

Incidentally, the Dune comics featured was originally a 157 page Graphic Novel, (1984, Marvel). The above mentioned Marvel Super Special # 36 (1984) was 64 pages and I believe was an abridged version of the GN. The entire story was then broken up into a 3-issue reprint series in 1985. All editions can be found at Amazon marketplace or eBay for a reasonable price.

For a little more Dune, check out Dan Nadel’s, post at Comics Comics. Not only does he talk up Moebius, but he also posts a link to a painting from Moebius’s 1975 designs for Jodorowsky’s aborted Dune film adaptation.

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