Christian Ward Covers JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1
Acclaimed Artist Covers First Issue of the Official Netflix Series Tie-in Comic Book in September 2019
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 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to the official Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal comic book series, graphic novels, adult coloring books, and Discovery Adventure books, including titles such as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths from the original concept artist Brian Froud, writers Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart and Matthew Dow Smith and artist Lizzy John; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Power of the Dark Crystal from Simon Spurrier, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, and Philip Kennedy Johnson; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Beneath the Dark Crystal from Adam Smith and Alexandria Huntington; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales from Cory Godbey; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute with art from acclaimed artists such as David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, and Brian Froud; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book with illustrations from Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Brandon Dayton, and Jae Lee; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal : A Discovery Adventure, as well as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal novelization from writer A.C.H. Smith with illustrations from Brian Froud and including additional material from the Jim Henson Archives.
Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 (OF 12) will be available for sale on September 25, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.