ARCHAIA ANNOUNCES official PREQUEL THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL
Media release — Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, as well as The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in household entertainment for over 60 years, are excited to reveal The Power of the Dark Crystal, a new comic book series that serves as a sequel to the cherished 1982 film.
Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, as well as Craig Pearce that was written for a organized function film, the 12-issue monthly restricted series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla) as well as illustrated by rising artists Kelly as well as Nichole Matthews (Toil as well as Trouble, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy). The very first problem of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017.
“The Power of the Dark Crystal is an all-new chapter in the world of Jim Henson’s traditional film,” stated BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’re thrilled to bring aboard series artists Kelly as well as Nichole Matthews, a spectacular art team who will pay homage to Brian Froud’s incredible styles of the Skeksis, Gelflings, as well as a new cast of characters/creatures called the Firelings. writer Simon Spurrier, a longtime fan of Henson—and one of our preferred writers—brings new life, color, as well as intrigue to this cherished world. We’re proud to reveal that The Dark Crystal saga continues this February!”
Countless decades have passed since the events of the original film. though Jen as well as Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King as well as Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have ended up being distracted by power as well as can no longer feel or see the needs of the world as well as its people the method they when did. go into Thurma, a young Fireling woman tasked with acquiring a shard of the Dark Crystal—by any type of means necessary—to bring back power to her realm. This sets in movement an incredible experience in which Thurma will attempt to take a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, as well as accidentally restore the Skeksis as well as Mystics.
“Like the ending of The Dark Crystal, in which the duality of great as well as evil is collapsed as well as reconciled, the story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner as well as the outer worlds—perhaps even the unconscious as well as the conscious. This is an remarkable as well as original theme,” stated Lisa Henson, president as well as CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “The imagination that went into composing as well as designing the function film was such that we desired our fans to be able to see as well as enjoy it now with this comic book series. We are extremely proud of the story that the screenwriters David Odell, Annette Odell, as well as Craig Pearce wrote. Our partners at Archaia as well as BOOM! Studios are the only people we might trust to broaden as well as show the story, as well as we are thrilled that it will soon see the light of day!”
The primary cover to problem #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee as well as June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda (Monstress) as well as David Petersen (Mouse Guard).
Print copies of The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 will be offered up for sale at regional comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to discover the nearest one) or at the BOOM! webstore. digital copies will be offered to purchase on all major digital marketplaces including comiXology, iTunes, Google Play, as well as Kindle.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) produces new York Times very popular Eisner as well as Harvey Award-winning comic books as well as graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four unique imprints: the “Studios” imprint is house to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, grant Morrison’s Klaus, as well as The Woods; imprint “BOOM! Box” publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin, as well as giant Days; All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, Jim Davis’ Garfield, as well as animation Network’s experience Time. as well as the “Archaia” imprint is house to mouse Guard, Cow Boy, as well as numerous Jim Henson business properties. since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look function film connection with 20th Century Fox as well as since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look connection with Fox’s television studio to establish properties for the little screen.
ABOUT THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
The Jim Henson business has stayed an established leader in household entertainment for 60 years as well as is acknowledged around the world as an trendsetter in puppetry, animatronics as well as digital animation. finest understood as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has got over 50 Emmy awardnull