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THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE Will Take You on a Journey to Jim Henson’s Magical World

THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE Will Take You on a Journey to Jim Henson’s Magical World

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the fantasy epic The Dark Crystal. the first non-Muppets-related film from puppeteering legends Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Set in a magical world inhabited by creatures called Gelflings and Skeksis, The Dark Crystal found itself a loyal cult audience that still endures, similar to Henson’s later picture Labyrinth. Decades later, it has spawned collectibles and spin-off comics of all kinds, and it’ll even be coming back as a new series on Netflix.

Now, publisher Boom! Studios and The Jim Henson Company are announcing Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure, an oversized hardcover that offers fans an immersive, interactive experience based on the beloved film. Debuting in May of 2018, readers are invited to join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. You can see the exclusive cover art for this forthcoming book down below:

In this new book, you can help Jen and Kira find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land in this stunning volume, gorgeously illustrated by artist Ann Marcellino. In a statement, Marcellino said, “I hope readers will enjoy looking through the details of the illustrations and maybe even come out of it with a new appreciation for the Dark Crystal world.”

Each page of of this new book will contain extremely detailed artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. The book also features bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the enchanting landscapes, Crystal Castle, and Aughra’s Observatory.

This new book is the latest release from Boom! Studios’ critically acclaimed Archaia imprint, which has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company, having published books like the Eisner Award-winning Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal, and the upcoming Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation comic book series in February 2018.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure hits stores in May of 2018.

Are you excited to return to the world of Thra once more? Be sure to let us know down below in the comments.

Images: Boom! Studios / The Jim Henson Company

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