BOOM! Studios and Archaia announces a new Kickstarter that will see both companies’ entire run of The Dark Crystal comics collected into one set. The collection, titled The Dark Crystal 40th Anniversary Library, will comprise seven volumes detailing the stories of good battling evil set across the land of Thra. The collection is set to correspond with the 40th anniversary of Jim Henson’s original film.
The Kickstarter, which has already gone live, will run through Monday, November 14. As of reporting, the project is fully funded, and has already doubled its goal of $25,000. The library edition will include five oversized (7.5 x 11”) hardcovers, plus two supplemental volumes – bound in spellbinding faux purple leather and foil-stamped with an ornate invocation of The Great Conjunction’s sacred alignment in the following sequence:
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths HC
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance HC
Jim Henson’s The Power of The Dark Crystal HC
Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal HC
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Illustrated Novelization HC
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales HC
Additionally, exclusively as part of this 40th Anniversary pre-order initiative, BOOM! Studios and The Jim Henson Company are proud to offer to a selection of specialty items, merchandise, and bonus offerings, including limited-edition box sets, featuring bookplate signatures by Brian and Wendy Froud in each volume; premium Dark Crystal posters, art prints and world maps, featuring artwork by Mike Huddleston (Decorum) and Iris Compiet (The Dark Crystal Bestiary); remarqued art plates, featuring original art by illustrator Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales); collector’s coins; 40th Anniversary apparel; and more!
Currently live on Kickstarter, any backers who pre-order more than $100 worth of goods in the campaign’s first 24 hours (through 9 am ET tomorrow, October 26th) will also be rewarded with an exclusive Dark Crystal 40th Anniversary enamel pin as a launch day bonus. Visit the BOOM! DELUXE PRE-ORDER campaign’s homepage for more information on Stretch Goals, Add-On bonus products, and other surprises to be revealed before the initiative comes to a conclusion on November 14, 2022.
Immediately before the campaign’s close, The Jim Henson Company and Thames Con will also be hosting The Great Con-Junction live in Los Angeles from November 12-13, 2022 – an official, two-day Dark Crystal convention, held in honor of the film’s 40th Anniversary at the Hilton Universal City and including a celebratory party at The Jim Henson Company’s historic lot. Visit TheGreatConjunction.com for more details.
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