The Power of the Dark Crystal vol 1 Review
Based on Screenplays By: Craig Pierce, Annette Duffy & David Odell
Written By: Simon Spurrier
Illustrated By: Kelly & Nicole Matthews
Lettered By: Jim Campbell
Cover By: Jae Lee & June Chung
Chapter Break Art: Sana Takeda
Published: BOOM! Studios
This is the sequel we didn’t know we needed! This is hands down the most stunningly beautiful book I’ve seen all year! Completely blown away…unbelievable in every way, you have to see it ti believe it! All the characters the late great Jim Henson brought to life all those years ago are back. Aughra, Jen, Kira, Skeksis, Mystics, Garthims and so many more. What a great trip back into Jim Henson’s fantasy world, he would be so proud of this sequel. If you’re a fan of the Dark Crystal movie you will love this book and you’ll become encapsulated by the story and art.
Simon Spurrier did a wonderful job adapting the screenplays by Craig Pierce, Annette Duffy & David Odell the story so far is seamless and flawless. I read this three times it just gets better and better. This brought me back to the first time I watched this on laser disk at my friend Jason’s house…I remember every time I’ve seen this movie and now I’ll remember everything I’ve read in this book.
Kelly & Nicole Matthews made the pages explode! Every aspect of this world comes to life and pops off the page, it’s just incredible! But I must say the icing on the cake are the chapter break art pages by Sana Takeda each one of these are like a movie theatre lobby poster advertising the sequel and they will blow you away, I kid you not.
If you only buy one graphic novel this year make it The Power of the Dark Crystal! I can’t say enough good things about this book. Even at 120 pages it’s not long enough as the “To Be Continued” page leaves you hanging. It’s like finally hitting a home run and in that moment, frozen in time they call the game on account of rain…This book just leaves you wanting more. I personally can’t wait for The Power of the Dark Crystal vol 2 to see where this adventure takes us. Call your LCS today and tell them you must have this book! Check out some of these sneak peek pages from this book.