The Dark Crystal fascinated an entire generation of viewers when it debuted in 1982 from directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz. This August, Netflix will debut a prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. BOOM! Studios has announced a comic book tie-in coming in September. The series is based on a story from TV show writers Jeffrey Addis and Will Matthews introducing the untold histories of key characters from the show and highlighting explosive events tying into the Netflix series. The comic is written by Nicole Andelfinger and illustrated by Matias Basla.
Writer Nicole Andelfinger says:
There’s something extraordinarily universal about the theme of good vs. evil that seems to speak to so many people from so many walks of life. It’s why I think The Dark Crystal has such a strong legacy, even to this day! When I was offered the chance to play in that sandbox, exploring the facets of that conflict through some pivotal Age of Resistance characters, well, I couldn’t say no! With Matias Basla’s beautiful art, I’m sure you’ll come to love and adore these new additions to the world just as we have.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comic uncovers an epic story from the world of Thra in the time before the Age of Resistance. The once peaceful land has given away to war and chaos. Gelflings everywhere must fight for their own survival. A Gelfling soldier sets off on a quest to retrieve the one item that could save their people, but changes the destinies of the inhabitants of Thra forever.
Artist Matias Basla adds:
The Dark Crystal universe is something that has always fascinated me, from its unique artistic design to its history. Having the opportunity to work on Age of Resistance with such awesome characters and such a unique world is a joy as an artist. This is the kind of project that one faces with much love and respect, and I’m very happy to be the artist for this amazing series.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is planned as a twelve-issue limited-series. The first issue features a main cover by Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by Kelly and Nichole Matthews.
Editor Matthew Levine says:
Age of Resistance will go deeper into the history of Thra and its inhabitants than ever before, making it an essential read for any fan of Jim Henson’s beloved film, but also illuminating the Netflix series in ways you won’t want to miss!
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 is set for release on September 25th, 2019.