BOOM! Studios sent Major Spoilers an overview of the upcoming Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #5 that puts the podling Hup in the spotlight.
In JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #5, available in January 2020, writer Adam Cesare and artist French Carlomagno present a story of fan favorite Podling Hup and brand new character Barfinnious. Hup is a Podling cook who dreams of being a Paladin. When the chivalrous bard Barfinnious comes to Hup’s village with tales of former glory, Hup leaves his small town to follow him. But the longer they travel, the more Hup begins to doubt that Barfinnious is truly who he says he is. Can he trust the smooth-talking bard to help him realize his dreams or will his future as a noble knight end before it ever really began?
“I watched The Dark Crystal so many times as a kid that our VHS player ate the tape. To get to help tell a story in that world is beyond humbling,” said writer Adam Cesare. “This brand new story about Barfinnious and Hup is one that I don’t think fans of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be expecting. It’s full of swashbuckling heart and humor, but struck through with that tiny hint of darkness that draws fans to Thra.”