Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of three books arriving in stores on February 27, 2013. Take the jump for a look at Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volume 2, Pantalones, TX: Don’t Chicken Out, and Spera Volume 2.
The 24th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (“The Eisners”) was held last night in the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, showcasing the best in comics for 2011, and publisher Archaia is happy to announce it was honored with three awards for its original graphic novel hardcover, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand.
Archaia sent information and a sneak peek of the Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, and Other Stories hardcover collection that arrives this week for Free Comic Book Day.
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Matthew, Rodrigo, and Stephen take a look at Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths.
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 1
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 96 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 7.25” x 11.25”, full color
Written by Brian Holguin and Brian Froud
Illustrated by Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John and Brian Froud
Cover by Brian Froud
Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original Jim Henson film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.
T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
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Archaia Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for a look at Billy Fog, Black Fire, Fraggle Rock, and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths.
Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand that arrives in comic book stores as a limited release today.
Archaia Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for an early look at Cyclops #7, The Secret History #17, Everlast, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Killing Pickman, and The Sigh.
The Jim Henson Company and Archaia announced today that their first Fraggle Rock comic book miniseries makes its anxiously awaited debut in comic book shops this April. Issue #1 (of 3) will be available for pre-order in the February issue of Previews, and its debut will be followed by the release of Archaiaâ€™s Free Comic Book Day flip book, featuring Fraggle Rock and Mouse Guard, available for free on May 1, 2010. The announcement is the latest in the recent resurgence of â€œFraggle Rockâ€ licensing programs across all platforms and media that has included apparel, jewelry, plush and DVDs.
Extending and strengthening its partnerships within the entertainment sector, Archaia revealed today it will debut an exclusive announcement with Before the Door Pictures (the production company of â€œHeroesâ€ and â€œStar Trekâ€ star Zachary Quinto) at San Diego Comic-Con during a panel to be held on Saturday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. in Room 5AB of the San Diego Convention Center. Accompanying Quinto will be Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa, his partners at their newly formed production company. Archaiaâ€™s Director of Development, Stephen Christy, will also be on hand to make the announcement, as well as several surprise guests.
The Jim Henson Company and Archaia announced today that they have entered into a partnership that will publish comic books and graphic novels based on popular Henson titles as well as new co-branded original properties.
For some reason, the Major Spoilers Crew veered off into talking about the Dark Crystal, and decided to examine the 27 year old film that has gained a huge cult following on the next podcast.
The Dark Crystal is a cult 1982 fantasy film directed by puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, creators of The Muppet Show. Although still marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than previous material created by them. Characters for which they are famous do not appear, but some of the same performers are used. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking at the time. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive faeriedwarf designs. Froud also cooberated with Jim Henson and Frank Oz for their next project, the 1986 film Labyrinth which was notably more light-hearted than The Dark Crystal.
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If movies are dipping into comic books for inspiration, then comics have been having a field day with fan favorite shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Ghost Whisperer, Doctor Who, and Serenity. You can now add one more title to the bunch – Farscape, which is headed to Boom! Studios for a new series later this year.
Boom! will produce a series of four-issue mini-series which will further the Farscape storyline. Each of those mini-series will likewise be collected in trade-paperback form.
“FARSCAPE took science fiction television to a new level and ushered in a whole host of shows that wouldn’t have been possible without FARSCAPE’s pioneering. As a long-time ‘Scaper’, I am incredibly excited to mine the dense universe of FARSCAPE for new stories and adventures in comic book form,” said BOOM! Marketing and Sales Director, Chip Mosher. “I watched the show as it came out, I bought the DVDs the day they hit the shelves, and I can’t frelling wait to publish these comics!”
As of yet, the writing and art team have not been announced, but the team will be around for all of the mini-series. Story wise, Farscape, the comic book, will take advantage of the upcoming webisodes currently in production by The Jim Henson Company for Scifi.com.