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Preview: Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths Boxed Set

Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths Boxed Set

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Brian Froud, Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart, Matthew Dow Smith
Artist: Alex Sheikman and Lizzy John
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
Price: $29.99

Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this official prequel trilogy to the cult-classic film.

Collected together in one set for the first time, this graphic novel series reveals the definitive origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself while introducing all new characters in an epic spanning thousands of years.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #3

Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #3

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

The challenge for the throne between Thurma and Nita begins in Mithra! Meanwhile, Kensho and his new companions visit a village with hopes of helping the locals…but things are not as they appear.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artist: Ann Marcellino and Laura Langston
Cover Artist: Ann Marcellino
Price: $14.99

Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson’s beloved creation The Dark Crystal in this interactive Discovery Adventure!

Join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land.

Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the cult-classic film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there

Featuring bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the Crystal Castle or Aughra’s Observatory.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 3 HC

Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 3 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Jae Lee & June Chung
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $24.99

After the arduous journey across the strange lands of Thra, Thurma has returned to her homeworld of Mithra. Just as when she began her journey, Thurma is alone, having betrayed her only ally. But Kensho has not given up hope that their worlds might both be saved. If Thra and Mithra are to coexist, these unlikely heroes will have to reconcile their differences and uncover the secret that connects their two worlds. Collects issues #9-12.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Brian Froud, Jae Lee, David Petersen, Benjamin Dewey, Mark Buckingham, Sana Takeda, Jeff Stokely, and more
Cover Artist: Mike Huddleston
Price: $24.99

Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking fantasy film The Dark Crystal has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its ambitious worldbuilding and stunning visuals.

Now, return to the world of The Dark Crystal and see the vivid locations, lifelike creatures, and beloved heroes as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in celebration of one of Jim Henson’s most enduring creations.

The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute features illustrations from artist luminaries and newcomers alike, including Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, Sana Takeda, and the film’s original concept artist, Brian Froud.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book SC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book SC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Brandon Dayton, Jae Lee
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Price: $16.99

Experience Jim Henson’s cult classic film like never before in the first-ever The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book, illustrated by Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Jae Lee, and Brandon Dayton.

Featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the strange and magical world of Thra, populated with vibrant creatures and characters like Jen, Kira, the Skeksis, the Mystics, Aughra, and more, waiting to be brought to colorful life.

Go Deeper into the World of Thra in ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure’

BOOM! Studios and The Jim Henson Company have announced Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure, an oversized hardcover that offers fans an immersive, interactive experience based on the beloved film. Debuting May 2018, readers are invited to join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land in this stunning book, gorgeously illustrated by Ann Marcellino.

Each page of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure contains detailed artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. The book also features bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the enchanting landscapes, Crystal Castle, and Aughra’s Observatory.

The Jim Henson Company Renews Licensing Agreements with BOOM! Studios

The Jim Henson Company has signed a new five-year agreement with graphic novel and comic book publisher BOOM! Studios to develop and publish at least seventeen new titles for its beloved classic brands, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock and The Storyteller.

An earlier agreement between The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios resulted in the publication of twenty new titles under its Archaia imprint for the four brands, including The New York Times Best Seller and YALSA-nominated Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths; and two Harvey Award-nominees, Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock Classics Volume 2, for Best Domestic Reprint, and The Storyteller: Witches #4, for Best Single Issue or Story.  Additionally, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales won The Diamond Comic Distributors Gem Award for Trade Book of the Year.

McFarlane Toys to Produce Figures from Classic Films Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal

The Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys, which will harken back to its roots of “Movie Maniacs” to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fanboy favorite and wonder of puppetry. Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (memorably portrayed by David Bowie) can take him away. When her wish comes true, Sarah must head into the Labyrinth herself to save him. Since its 1986 release the film has garnered a cult popularity and is still reveled in today’s era as a timeless classic.

The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, brilliantly weaves a timeless myth of good and evil. In another time, The Dark Crystal, a source of balance and truth in the universe, was broken, dividing the world into two factions; the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. Now, as the convergence of the three suns approaches, the crystal must be healed, or darkness will reign forever. The Dark Crystal’s fanbase has only risen since the film’s debut and has also developed a cult following of fans across the world.

McFarlane Toys has produced highly detailed figures and construction sets for various entertainment properties and this collaboration with The Jim Henson Company will give fans of these iconic films new and unique action figures that are “true to life” replicas of their on-screen personas.

The upcoming toys will include a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth The Goblin King, and for The Dark Crystal, fans can look forward to figures of Jen and Kira. Each figure will be highly detailed and come fully articulated to recreate infamous movie scenes. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal branded detailed bases.

McFarlane Toys’ Labyrinth Jareth The Goblin King figure will be available at major retailers this November carrying an MSRP: $19.99. The Dark Crystal Jen and Kira figures are slated to release Spring 2018.

The Dark Crystal Gets a Comic Book Sequel

Archaia and The Jim Henson Company have announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, a new comic book series that serves as a sequel to the beloved 1982 film, The Dark Crystal.

Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written for a planned feature film, the 12-issue monthly limited series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and illustrated by rising artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews. The first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017.

Countless decades have passed since the events of the original film. Though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world and its people the way they once did. Enter Thurma, a young Fireling girl tasked with obtaining a shard of the Dark Crystal—by any means necessary—to restore power to her realm. This sets in motion an incredible adventure in which Thurma will attempt to steal a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, and accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics.

The story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner and the outer worlds—perhaps even the unconscious and the conscious.

The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda and David Petersen.

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