The Power of the Dark Crystal

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The Power of the Dark Crystal
Publication information
PublisherBoom Studios
FormatLimited series
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.


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]


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]


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


  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". 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'". 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". Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. ^ "The Power Of The Dark Crystal". Retrieved 2 June 2019.