BOOM! Studios revealed today a first look at the next story arc of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a twelve-issue comic book series based on stories from writers Jeffrey Addis and Will Matthews, of the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series introduces untold histories of key characters from the show, and feature explosive events tying into the award-winning series from The Jim Henson Company, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #9 is available in July 2020.
The issue begins an all-new arc presenting the origin story of All-Maudra Mayrin, Gelfling leader and pivotal character from the acclaimed show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, presented by a new creative team of writer Matthew Erman (Long Lost) and artist Jo Mi-gyeong (Beastlands). Mayrin takes her place as the leader of all Gelfling clans, but she feels unprepared for the great responsibility before her. When whispers of a Gelfling rebellion reach her, she must decide who she can trust—and if she herself is truly worthy of this responsibility.
The Dark Crystal is the groundbreaking 1982 film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, featuring never-before-seen puppetry in a fantasy adventure about a young Gelfling who embarks on a quest to save his world from the vicious Skeksis by restoring the lost shard of the broken dark crystal. A prequel television series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, premiered on Netflix on August 30, 2019.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #9 (of 12) features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden, variant connecting cover by artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond), and variant cover art by Jen Bartel (Willow) and Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel).
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Girl in the Himalayas and New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; Persephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak; Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #9 (of 12) will be available for sale on July 15, 2020 at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology using our affiliate link, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.