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Frank Miller is fucking insane. And so while I don’t really think there’s any need for him to follow-up his graphic novel 300 with a prequel, Xerxes, I can’t help but be excited. The dude is superbatshit crazy! I mean, he wanted to write a comic book about Batman kicking the shit out of Al-Qaeda. So generally I’m going anywhere he’s going, just to see what sort of madness he’s going to bring to the table.
Miller spits some deets!
The time frame begins 10 years before ‘300â€² and the story starts with the Battle of Marathon” … “The lead character is Themistocles, who became warlord of Greece and built their navy. The story is very different than ‘300â€² in that it involves Xerxes search for godhood. The existence of gods are presupposed in this story and the idea is that he well on his way to godhood by the end of the story. With Themistocles I have a character who is almost the dead opposite of Leonidas in that Themistocles was a lying, conniving, brilliant, heroic figure. He was nicknamed ‘The Subtle Serpent’ and he always manages to do the exact right things that will result in him benefiting greatly.