Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal (Paperback)

Creation Myths Vol. 2

By Jim Henson (Created by), Brian Froud (Illustrator)

Archaia, 9781608868872, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/1/2019)
Paperback (2/17/2015)
Hardcover (10/27/2015)
Hardcover (6/10/2014)
Paperback (10/30/2018)
Hardcover (12/28/2011)

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The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company's trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of The Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Brian Froud, legendary fantasy artist and conceptual designer of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal film, returns to oversee this crucial chapter that reveals the tragic events that caused the Bright Crystal to darken and shatter.

About the Author

Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, voice actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets, The Storyteller, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Fraggle Rock.