First look at “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” #1 from BOOM! Studios
Jim Henson’s cult classic film The Dark Crystal is making a comeback this fall on Netflix. The prequel series-- subtitled Age of Resistance-- is getting a tie-in comic from BOOM! Studios that will detail the events leading up to the new show. The 12-issue maxiseries kicks off next month, so in the meantime check out a first look at Matias Basla’s interiors below.
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 19, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1, the first issue in a new 12-issue comic book series, available in September 2019, introducing an explosive story leading up to the events of The Jim Henson Company’s new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Writer Nicole Andelfinger (Adventure Time) and artist Matias Basla (Sparrowhawk) delve into the secret history of the world of Thra and its inhabitants before the Age of Resistance.
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?
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond).
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on September 25.