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Adam Smith and Matt Fox Introduce You to The Down River People

BOOM! Studios has announced the new original graphic novel The Down River People— reuniting writer Adam Smith and artist Matt Fox, creative team of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Long Walk to Valhalla, for a riveting new story about a man attempting to survive the complicated and dangerous web of his family’s criminal ties with his soul intact, available in July 2020.

Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar, The Flatbed. Unsure of whether or not he even wants to keep the famous speakeasy, Myers is forced to find a new booze supplier when he burns his bridges at his long-time source in Mississippi. The only option he can turn to is his estranged mother—a woman he hasn’t seen since he was a young boy—now running a fishing lodge for the wealthy; and a half sister he knew nothing about. As Myers becomes more entangled in the lives of his newfound family, he begins to learn the secrets of the lodge and the dark cult thriving just under the surface of wealth and opulence.

THE DOWN RIVER PEOPLE

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal Vol. 2 HC

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal Vol. 2 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Colorist: Laura Langston
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Price: $24.99

Kensho and Thurma are worlds apart and their hopes of being reunited begin to dim. Alongside her rival, Nita, Thurma studies under the tutelage of the legendary Fireling elder known simply as The Fire That Stays. As the two prospective queens compete against one another, their teacher reveals new abilities of the Firelings with dark and powerful potential that could change the throne forever. In Thra, Kensho’s quest takes him to a place of wonder long forgotten…the Valley of the Mystics. There, alongside his companions, Kensho will need to face his past and the future he so desperately flees. 

Writer Adam Smith (Long Walk to Valhalla) and artist Alexandria Huntington continue Kensho and Thurma’s quests as the fate of two worlds hang in the balance.

Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal Vol. 2 HC

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #12

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #12

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
     Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
     Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

The Glass Castle, home of the Firelings and their final protection, is under siege—and Thurma cannot defend it alone. But as her former rival, Nita, and the rest of her people come together, Thurma realizes that she has never been alone, and that working together is the only way to defeat The Fire That Stays.

Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal #12

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #11

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #11

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
     Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
     Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

Thurma and the other Firelings are under attack from an enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. With the ability to control water, The Fire That Stays could wipe out their entire race in a single attack, and only Thurma and her flame stand between the Firelings and total destruction.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #10

Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #10

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
    Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

Bolstered by their reunion, Kensho and Thurma both return to their homelands with the truths they have learned. Kensho journeys back to the Crystal Castle to face the Royal Guard. Some cheer his return, while others rebuke his claim to the Throne. Meanwhile, Thurma returns from the Cinder with a pressing revelation.

Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #10

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #9

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #9

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
    Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

Thurma and Kensho are struggling on their chosen paths. Divided from their respective allies by betrayal and loss, both heroes must put their trust in the powers of Thra and Mithra, which work to bring Kensho and Thurma together for a much needed reunion.

Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal #9

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal Vol. 1 HC

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal Vol. 1 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Price: $24.99

Writer Adam Smith (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington (Avengers Origins) present a new sequel to the hit film!

Arriving at the Crystal Castle where he was once a lowly acolyte, Kensho is asked to accept the responsibility as leader of Thra. But he will have to rectify sins of the past before he can decide if he—or anyone—is fit to rule.

Meanwhile, the realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma, whose own quest to decide the future of her land is thrown into question when another Fireling makes a claim as the true heir to the throne.

Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal Vol. 1 HC

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #8

Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #8

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Colorist: Laura Langston
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
    Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

Kensho finally arrives at his destination, only to be confronted by a ghost of his past. Meanwhile, Thurma and Nita are beginning to bond—but the Fire That Stays may have other ideas in mind…

Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #8

ECCC 2019: Lion Forge Announces At the End of Your Tether by Adam Smith, V.V. Glass, and Hilary Jenkins

Lion Forge kicked off day two of Emerald City Comic Con with the announcement of At the End of Your Tether, an all-new original series from Adam Smith, V.V. Glass, and Hilary Jenkins, set to debut this June!

It’s 1997 and Ludo is heartbroken. Arlo was the only real bond he had made in a stiff military upbringing. But since a move to a different air base led to their breakup, Ludo has been acting out—fights in school, skipping classes… He feels directionless now, and it’s beginning to weigh on him.

News of a trip back to their former home means that he will have to face Arlo at some point, so to ease his nerves, he gives her a quick phone call. Big laughs and a familiar sort of cadence in her voice don’t just instantly calm him down — they make him excited to see her. But when his family shows up at the base the next day, they find out Arlo has been missing…for a week. 

Ludo can’t figure it all out. He had only spoken to her the night before. Why didn’t she say anything about being in danger? Where the hell is she? Ludo sees an opportunity to redeem himself and takes it upon himself to find her. It’s the first time since leaving that he feels he has a purpose; something he can fix.  

But as Ludo gets further into the investigation, and details of her disappearance begin to surface, he starts to question how well everyone on base, in town, and even he really knew her. Gone without a trace, the girl he once knew everything about has now become a mystery. Where is Arlo Quinones?

The three-issue limited series features a brand-new expanded 48-page reading experience at a value price of $5.99 and is being offered to retailers as fully returnable. This is the second series in Lion Forge’s new double issue format, which debuts with Palle Schmidt’s Stiletto!

At the End of Your Tether

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #7

Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #7

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Colorist: Laura Langston
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
    Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
    Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

Kensho and his companions must journey further into Thra, to a Valley that has not been inhabited in over a hundred years. Meanwhile, Thurma makes a crucial decision that alters her fate and that of the entire Fireling land forever.

Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #7
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