Jim Henson‘s The Dark Crystal returns in a new way on August 30, when a 10-episode prequel series set before the 1982 film hits Netflix. On Monday, BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at its Age of Resistance comic series tie-in, including a timeline of events and creatures in the world of Thra.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 kicks off a new, 12-issue series that takes place before the Netflix show. Writer Nicole Andelfinger (Adventure Time) and artist Matias Basla (Sparrowhawk) dive right into Thra’s history, exploring the planet itself and its inhabitants in the series from BOOM! imprint Archaia.
Meet Maudra Vala of the Stonewood Clan, mother of young rebel Maudra Fara, and a Gelfling leader trying to save her people from complete destruction. The terrifying Arathim, giant spiders and the Gelfling’s sworn enemies, have swarmed the land, wreaking destruction and chaos everywhere between Gelfling clans and Arathim as they battle for dominance over the forests and caves of Thra. Maudra Vala sends her greatest warrior, Ordon, to the Tomb of Relics to retrieve a mythical weapon that could be the key to winning the war. But the path to the legendary relic is riddled with secret traps and hidden dangers. Will even Ordon, greatest of Gelfling warriors, be able to make his way alone to the Stonewood Clan’s last hope for survival?
Check out the main cover by illustrator Mona Finden below, as well as interior art, a timeline, and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond); the latter also did the interior art for Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal, which adapted an unproduced sequel screenplay for comics.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comic series tie-in debuts September 25, 2019.