The universe of The Dark Crystal continues on in the graphic novels from Archaia, the second volume of which is right around the corner.
The graphic novel will be in comic shops on February 27, then book stores on March 12, and below you’ll find the cover and five pages of the comic (remember: click the images to embiggen!), and further below you’ll find the details and synopsis. Check it out!!
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 2
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 104 pages
Format: hardcover, 7.25” x 11.25”, full color
On-sale Date: TBA
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
Written by Joshua Dysart
Illustrated by Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John, and Brian Froud
Cover by Brian Froud
The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company’s prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of the Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Brian Froud, legendary fantasy artist and conceptual designer of Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” film, returns to oversee this crucial chapter that reveals the tragic events that caused the Bright Crystal to darken and shatter. This book also includes an Afterword written by David Odell (screenwriter for “The Dark Crystal”), never-before-seen production stills from the film, and a Brian Froud concept sketch gallery!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com