In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film. Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud. Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did. Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.
Written by Simon Spurrier.
Based on the screenplay by Craig Pearce and Annette Duffy and David Odell.
Illustrated by Kelly and Nicole Matthews.
Cover art by Jae Lee and June Chung.
Lettered by Jim Campbell.
Variant cover art by Sana Takeda, David Peterson, Jeff Stokely, Mike Huddleston, Benjamin Dewey.
Simon Spurrier writes novels and comics. His work in the latter field stretches from award winning creator-owned books such as Cry Havoc, Numbercruncher, Six-Gun Gorilla, The Spire, and Weavers to projects in the U.S. mainstream like X-Men, Silver Surfer, and Crossed. His prose works include Contract, A Serpent Uncoiled, and Unusual Concentrations. He lives in London.
Kelly and Nicole Mathews
Kelly and Nicole Mathews are self-taught comic artists and illustrators. They are the artistic team behind Shakespearean fantasy Toil and Trouble, the horror/fantasy series Breaker, the all-ages crossover Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy, and more.
Jae Lee is an Eisner Award-winning illustrator behind such works as Hellshock, The Inhumans, The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Superman/Batman, and more.