Oh man, I loved watching The Dark Crystal when I was a kid. It had the right mix of fantasy, horror, and action that kept a young lad like myself entranced for hours.
TokyoPop and The Jim Henson Company have teamed up to release a new graphic novel based on the movie, and it’s coming this holiday season!
Legends of The Dark Crystal: The Garthim Wars, the all-new manga prequel to The Dark Crystal, Henson’s classic tale of good vs. evil. Written by Barbara Randall Kesel (Meridian), with illustrations by Heidi Arnhold & Max Kim and a special cover painted by Jae-Hwan Kim (Warcraft, War Angels, King of Hell), Legends of The Dark Crystal: The Garthim Wars provides a unique opportunity to further explore this unparalleled world,manga-style!
According to both companies, this is a project that is taken quite seriously on both sides, so I can’t imagine this graphic novel being a stinker.
Take the jump for more info and the full cover.
Here’s how TokyoPop describes the graphic novel:
Lahr and Neffi are gentle and fun-loving Gelflings who want little more than to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and love. But when their villages are attacked and plundered by the violent Garthim, their worlds are turned upside down as they narrowly escape with their lives. Now, united against insurmountable odds, the two Gelflings must put aside their peaceful ways and emerge as heroes to lead a frightened neighboring village into something they never thought they’d face-war.