Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 TP
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 TP
Story: Brian Holguin
Art: Alex Sheikman & Lizzy John
Lettering: Deron Bennett
Cover: Brian Froud
Publisher: BOOM! Studios/Archaia
Publication Date: February 18th 2015
WHY WE LOVE IT: We love being able to tell stories in the worlds Jim Henson created and few are as ripe for visual storytelling as the stunning world of Thra and The Dark Crystal. We’re thrilled to bring the first volume of the New York Times bestselling prequel series to paperback for the first time.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s the official prequel to the beloved cult classic The Dark Crystal and with the series’ concept, character designs, and covers by legendary illustrator/concept artist Brian Froud, it’s a must-read for all Henson and fantasy fans.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: For the first time in softcover, presenting part one of a graphic novel prequel trilogy that delves into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, and the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal itself, set 1,000 years before the events in the classic film. The story follows the creation of the planet Thra and its inhabitants and features the never-before-seen character Raunip, the son of Aughra, created specifically for this series by the film’s conceptual designer, Brian Froud.