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Rebel Moon comic prequel written by Zack Snyder coming in 2024

October 25th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Titan Comics has announced Rebel Moon: House of the Bloodaxe, the prequel comic series to one of 2023’s most highly anticipated year-end releases – part one available on Netflix on December 22.

From director Zack Snyder (300, Man of Steel, Army of the Dead), Rebel Moon is an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making, featuring an all-star cast, including Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, Staz Nair and Cleopatra Coleman.

The four-part comic series, based on a story by Zack Snyder, is written by Eisner-nominated Mags Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Transformers vs. The Visionaries) with art by Clark Bint (Killtopia, Murder Most Mundane) and colors from Francesco Segala.  Launching January 2024, issue #1 features an array of stunning covers, including by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau and Rafael Albuquerque.

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Set 5 years before the events depicted in Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, the comic HOUSE OF THE BLOODAXE provides backstory for the characters of Devra and Darrian Bloodaxe, leaders of a band of outlaw revolutionaries (played by Cleopatra Coleman and Ray Fisher), and their formidable family’s history.

As war is looming on the horizon on the planet Shasu, the leader of the Bloodaxe family is conflicted between living up to his father’s domineering legacy and maintaining the peace. It is up to him to settle the conflicts within himself, and his family, before the entire planet erupts in war.

Rebel Moon: House of the Bloodaxe is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about the rich and expansive lore of the Rebel Moon universe. With an original story from Zack Snyder himself, the comic carries the same levels of drama, action, and high emotional stakes that the director is known for.

“I’m excited to collaborate with Mags to explore the rich and complex backstory of the Bloodaxe siblings,” said Snyder, “In Rebel Moon: House of the Bloodaxe, fans will get to discover their motivation, as well as the genesis of the rebellion.”

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Rebel Moon: House of the Bloodaxe debuts in all comic shops and digitally on January 10th, 2024. 

Check out the variant covers of #1 here [click to embiggen]:

Featured covers:

●        REBEL MOON: HOUSE OF THE BLOODAXE #1 cover A by Stanley ‘ARTGERM’ Lau
●        REBEL MOON: HOUSE OF THE BLOODAXE #1 cover B by Rafael Albuquerque
●        REBEL MOON: HOUSE OF THE BLOODAXE #1 cover C by Baldemar Rivas
●        REBEL MOON: HOUSE OF THE BLOODAXE #1 cover D Andrea Olimpieri
REBEL MOON: HOUSE OF THE BLOODAXE #1 interior art by series artist Clark Bint

And here’s some of the internal pages [click to embiggen]:

From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes REBEL MOON, an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making. When a peaceful settlement on a moon in the furthest reaches of the universe finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Motherworld, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a new army of heroes is formed.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….