Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

All Geek to Me; the Latest Gaming, Comics & Tech Trends

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

All Geek to Me; the Latest Gaming, Comics & Tech Trends

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XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS #1 TWENTY years after Frank Miller released his historical masterpiece 300, he returns to the period for its prequel.

300 told the mythical story of the Battle of Thermopylae, where a small contingent of brave Spartans faced down the advancing Persian army, under the banner of antagonist, Xerxes.

This new five-part mini-series explores the origins of the evil king who sets out to conquer and create an empire, avenging his father Darius' military defeat. But Xerxes has not reckoned upon the Greeks, who have a god king of their own - Alexander the Great.

Written and drawn by Miller, each issue is lavishly printed to showcase the stunning artwork which made 300 an instant classic.

Issue one is out now for PS3.99.

A BOWL OF FUNKO POPS? FORGET Coco Pops, it'll soon be Funko pops at the breakfast table. The company behind the adorable vinyl figures is branching out.

Launching through specialist stores in June, the line of Funko cereal will include Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and the brand's own Freddy Funko. …

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