The Power of the Dark Crystal

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The Power of the Dark Crystal
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Publication information
PublisherBoom Studios
FormatLimited series
GenreFantasy
Publication date2017 - 2018
No. of issues12
Creative team
Written byAnnette Duffy (screenplay)
David Odell (screenplay)
Simon Spurrier
Artist(s)Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Letterer(s)Jim Campbell
Editor(s)Sierra Hahn

The Power of the Dark Crystal is a 2017 comic book limited series that is a sequel to 1982 film The Dark Crystal.[1] This series has a sequel, Beneath the Dark Crystal.

Conception[edit]

For decades, a sequel for the 1982 film The Dark Crystal had been planned as a motion picture, but ended up being adapted into a comic instead.[2][3]

The unproduced screenplay was by David Odell, Annette Odell and Craig Pearce.[4]

Plot[edit]

It is set years after the events of the 1982 film where the Dark Crystal was healed and peace was restored on Thra. The world is faced with needing to reignite a dying sun at the center of the planet. The story of Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures of a young Fireling named Thurma, together with Kensho, a Gelfling outcast, that steal a shard of the Crystal of Truth in an attempt to reignite the dying sun.[5]

Reception[edit]

The comic received a mostly positive reception from critics.[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMillan, Graeme (November 21, 2016). "'Dark Crystal' Sequel Finally Coming to Life Thanks to Comic Book Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Brown, Tracy. "'The Power of the Dark Crystal' comic takes us beyond Jim Henson's muppet fantasy". Latimes.com. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ Romano, Nick (21 November 2016). "'The Dark Crystal' Sequel Revived as a Comic Series, 'The Power of the Dark Crystal'". Collider.com. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ Spry, Jeff (16 February 2017). "Exclusive preview and interview for Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #1". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. ^ Official press release
  6. ^ "Best Shots Advance Reviews: ALL TIME COMICS: BULLWHIP #1, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #1, More". Newsarama. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  7. ^ "The Power of the Dark Crystal #1". CBR. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Jim Henson's Power Of The Dark Crystal #1 And #2 And Redneck #3 Go To Second Prints". Bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. ^ "The Power Of The Dark Crystal". comicbookroundup.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.