dark-crystal

“This week’s pick is Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal.

“If you were a fan of the movie The Dark Crystal then you are going to have a lot fun with this book. Even if you haven’t seen the film, the storytellers do a great job of making it interesting and understandable. This is an official sequel that continues the fantasy story in world of Thra. It was written to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film.

“The art in the book is amazing. The outstanding use of color really lends itself to the story. The characters look great, and you will certainly find one to attach to. The art is by Kelly and Nicole Matthews, based on character designs by Brian Froud.

“The story is written by Simon Spurrier – the current writer of Marvel’s X-Force series.  The main character, Thurma, needs a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power. The first issue will draw you into the story and characters. I’m really looking forward to see how the story progresses. It makes me want to watch the movie again.

“If you are a fan of fantasy stories, give The Power of the Dark Crystal a look!”

Richard

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