The upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has already been confirmed to be a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson classic. However, it looks like the 10-part prequel show is also getting a prequel comic book series of its own, thanks to Boom Studios.
The publisher announced Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a 12-issue series that will follow the events before the rebellion that takes place in the Netflix show (via io9). The comics will be written by Nicole Andelfinger and illustrated by Matias Basla, while the cover art was created by Mona Finden.
The official description for the comic series reads as follows:
“Return to another world, another time, Before the Age of Wonder. The Skeksis rein over Thra, but there are distant echoes of rebellion. Gelfling and unlikely heroes emerge to champion what is good and just, but their paths to legend started long ago. Epic tales of adventure, magic, and mystery send us back in time to the Age of Resistance to witness the untold histories that forged these protectors of Thra.”
“There’s something extraordinarily universal about the theme of good versus evil that seems to speak to so many people from so many walks of life. It’s why I think The Dark Crystal has such a strong legacy, even to this day!” Said Andelfinger in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “When I was offered the chance to play in that sandbox, exploring the facets of that conflict through some pivotal Age of Resistance characters, well, I couldn’t say no! With Matias Basla’s beautiful art, I’m sure you’ll come to love and adore these new additions to the world just as we have.”
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will act as a companion to the Netflix series, with the first issue debuting on Sept. 25, while the show goes live on Netflix on Aug. 30. The franchise is also getting a turn-based combat video game for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019.