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The Power of the Dark Crystal is a comic book adaptation of an unproduced sequel to The Dark Crystal that was in development from 2005 to 2012.

In November 2016, it was announced that the unused script for the film would be adapted into a 12 issue comic book series by Archaia starting in February 22, 2017.[1]

Solicited series description: "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."

Issue #1

  • Released: February 22, 2017
  • Solicitation: "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, accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure."

Issue #2

  • Released: April 19, 2017
  • Solicitation: "While Thurma’s arrival creates chaos at the Crystal Castle, Aughra tries to get a glimpse of what the future may hold for the fireling and Kensho, and discovers a familiar darkness on the horizon: Skeksis!"

Issue #3

  • Released: May 24, 2017
  • Solicitation: "The return of the Skeksis kicks Jen out of a daze and back on the offensive in the name of Thra. Meanwhile, Kensho and Thurm look to escape the Crystal Castle unnoticed."

Issue #4

  • Released: June 28, 2017
  • Solicitation: "While Jen and Kira deal with the chaos the Skeksis have wrought on the castle, Thurma and Kensho are out in the wilds of Thra on the run from the Crystal Guard, unaware that something far more treacherous followed their trail: the Chamberlain."

Issue #5

  • Released: July 26, 2017
  • Solicitation: "Separated from Kensho, Thurma journeys out into the wilds of Thra to find her way home, alone and unaware of the wonders that stand before her and the dangers on her trail."

Issue #6

  • Released: (scheduled for August 2017)
  • Solicitation: "After being separated by the Chamberlin who is in pursuit of the shard, Kensho and Thurma reunite under a common goal."

Issue #7

  • Released: (scheduled for September 2017)
  • Solicitation: "As Thurma and Kensho continue their journey together, Jen is in hot pursuit, rediscovering the world he’s ruled and neglected."

Issue #8

  • Released: (scheduled for October 2017)
  • Solicitation: "Thurma and Kensho finally reach the entrance to the Fireling realm, but before they can enter, they’ll have to face Jen and his army!"


Sources

  1. The Hollywood Reporter "Dark Crystal Sequel Finally Coming to Life Thanks to Comic Book Series" by Graeme McMillan, November 21, 2016

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