The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is coming to Netflix next week. Fans looking for more from The Jim Henson Company can turn to the accompanying 12-issue comic book series of the same name from Boom! Studios, set to begin in September. Written by Nicole Andelfinger and illustrated by Matias Basla, this series explores the story leading up to the new TV show, delving into the secret history of Thra and its inhabitants before the Age of Resistance.
Here’s what Boom! Studios has to say about The Dark Crystal: 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?
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 features a main cover by Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by Kelly & Nichole Matthews. It’s set for release on September 25th, 2019.