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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance #7

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance #7

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Cesare
Artist: French Carlomagno
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
      Main Cover:
Mona Finden
    Variant Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
    Unlocked Retailer Variant: Conor Nolan
Price: $3.99

After some hard times on the road, Paladin-turned-bard Barfinnious and his noble Podling squire Hup finally get to relax and enjoy their hero’s welcome at a festive Spriton village. But a mysterious Beast is lurking in the shadows, threatening the lives of the Gelfling villagers. What should be a simple fight for a former Paladin soon turn dangerous, and the truth behind Barfinnious’ grift begins to emerge.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance #7

Your First Look at Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #7

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #7, a twelve-issue comic book series based on stories from writers Jeffrey Addis and Will Matthews, of the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.  The series introduces untold histories of key characters from the show, and feature explosive events tying into the award-winning series from The Jim Henson Company, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

In Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #7, available in stores on March 25 2020, writer Adam Cesare, artist French Carlomagno, and letterer Jim Campbell present the story of fan favorite Hup and brand-new character Barfinnious.

After some hard times on the road, Paladin-turned-bard Barfinnious and his noble Podling squire Hup finally get to relax and enjoy their hero’s welcome at a festive Spriton village. But a mysterious Beast is lurking in the shadows, threatening the lives of the Gelfling villagers. What should be a simple fight for a former Paladin soon turns dangerous, and the truth behind Barfinnious’ grift begins to emerge. 

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #7 (of 12) features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden, a variant cover by acclaimed artist Conor Nolan, and a connecting cover by artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #7

Preview: Wizard Beach #5

Wizard Beach #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Price: $3.99

Frustrated at Sal’s unwillingness to teach him magic, Hex attempts an ancient and dangerous spell—and it goes exactly as one might expect.

Wizard Beach #5

Preview: Wizard Beach #4

Wizard Beach #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Price: $3.99

Romance blossoms between witch and wizard, a magical wand goes rogue, and a curse is broken in this penultimate issue of Wizard Beach!

Wizard Beach #4

Preview: Wizard Beach #3

Wizard Beach #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Inker: Chad Lewis
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: George Schall
Price: $3.99

Will the coldness in Hex’s heart finally melt under the hot sun of Wizard Beach? Or amidst a game of his least favorite sport, Wand Ball? Or better yet, under the gentle gaze of one surfer witch named Agnes? Probably not.

Wizard Beach #3

Preview: Wizard Beach #2

Wizard Beach #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Price: $3.99

After a disappointing row with his Uncle Sally where he discovers that he won’t be learning great wizardry, Hex endeavors to head home and resume his battle, alone if he has to. Too bad an invisible barrier prevents him from leaving and he’s forced to embrace some beach vibes, his lazy Uncle, and some killer waves.

Wizard Beach #2

Preview: Wizard Beach #1

Wizard Beach #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Conor Nolan
    Incentive Cover: George Schall
Price: $3.99

When Hexley Daggard Ragbottom sets off to find his Uncle Salazar, he expects to find the most powerful wizard of the modern age. Instead, he finds Uncle “Sally” only wants to kick back, relax, and stay clear of any kind of wizard politics. So how is Hex supposed to become a great wizard if all the adults are too lazy to teach him?

Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Conor Nolan (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants) present a humorous look at magic, family and just kicking back.

Your First Look at Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan’s “Wizard Beach” from BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Wizard Beach #1, a new five-issue limited series available in December 5, 2018 from writer Shaun Simon and artist Conor Nolan.

What happens when a secret, reclusive community of mountain witches and forest wizards comes out of hiding and reveals itself to the world? A magical beach town with a boardwalk of magic shops and chill spots becomes the go-to location for those just looking to get away from it all. Enter Hexley Daggard Ragbottom, a young wizard who, against his father’s wishes, escapes the solitary confines of his isolated magical community to seek out the greatest wizard of all time, his Uncle Salazar, in an attempt to get his aid in fighting the life-threatening freeze killing their people.

But turns out, his Uncle “Sally” has other plans. Namely, napping and hanging out at his boardwalk magic shop “Wands and Such.”

Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan Debut “Wizard Beach” at BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios continues its announcements leading up to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with the reveal of Wizard Beach #1, kicking off a new five-issue limited series in December 2018 from writer Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan.

Wizards exist. As do witches and frost giants and an array of magical creatures. But they were hidden from view until a few found themselves weary of the ice-capped mountains and made their way to the beach. Now wizards are part of the norm, and all they want to do is relax. When Hexley Daggard Ragbottom, a young wizard, wants to put an end to the frost of his homeland, he seeks out his Uncle Salazar, the greatest wizard of all time. But Uncle “Sally” has other plans. Namely napping.

Wizard Beach #1 features a main cover by series artist Conor Nolan.

High School is a Horror Show this June with Bedtime Games

Dark Horse has announced the next installment in its storied horror comics line, Bedtime GamesBedtime Games is a four-issue miniseries from writer Nick Keller, artist Conor Nolan, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, and letterer John J. Hill.

Bedtime Games follows three friends who wanted a last hurrah before starting their senior year of high school. While exploring the mysterious past of their school, this friend group accidentally sets free an evil that seeks to pray on their worst nightmares.

The first issue of Bedtime Games (of four) goes on sale June 27, 2018.

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