Christian Ward enters the “Age of Resistance” with a variant cover for “The Dark Crystal”

Christian Ward enters the “Age of Resistance” with a variant cover for “The Dark Crystal”

The news has been slow today, but thankfully BOOM! Studios have come in clutch. This is a good one, too, as they’ve revealed Christian Ward’s variant cover for the first issue of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1. The more I hear about the Netflix series and the BOOM! book, the more excited I get, so check out the cover below and let us know if you’re looking forward to returning to the world of Thra.

Per BOOM!:

Christian Ward Covers JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 28, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the brand new JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 variant cover art by Eisner Award-winning artist and illustrator Christian Ward (Black Bolt, Thor), featuring the power-hungry and malevolent Skeksis, The Scientist, who first appeared in The Dark Crystal film and will appear in The Jim Henson Company’s new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. 

The first issue in the new 12-issue comic book series, available in September 2019, introduces 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 Gelflings 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 also 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.

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