Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, the third and final volume in the Dark Crystal prequel series is coming out in comic shops on September 2 and in bookstores September 8. The book is the creation of writer Matthew Dow Smith (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) and returning artist Alex Sheikman. The cover is illustrated by Brian Froud The hardcover book includes behind-the-scenes photos and concept sketches showing how a puppet design for a creature never appearing in Dark Crystal the movie was adapted for the comics page.
The Synopsis: Following the events of the Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the Mystics. As the aftermath of the Great Conjunction wreaks havoc upon the Gelfling tribes, the Gelfling may have no choice but to rely upon the one race offering aid: the Skeksis.