BOOM! Studios and the Jim Henson Company have just announced details of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, a new children’s book due to hit stores this summer.
The book will be written and illustrated by Cory Godbey, who also worked on last year’s best-selling Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales, and will delve a little deeper into the Skeksis-ruled land of Thra.
Speaking about the announcement, Gobdey said “The themes woven within The Dark Crystal have never been more important for children or the parents of those children to hear. As the UrSkek tells Jen, ‘…we all are a part of each other.’”
He continued, adding “For this book, my goal was to create three stories which reflect those ideas and honor the tone of Jim Henson’s original, groundbreaking film. These stories explore how a single act can ripple outward and how you can never know who it will touch or who it might help.”
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint, home to an acclaimed line of ambitious and award-winning graphic novels, including Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Rust by Royden Lepp; Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand by Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, and Ramón K. Pérez; The Realist by Asaf Hanuka; and Hacktivist by Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To.