Boom Studios has been getting rave reviews for its Dark Crystal series as of late but it seems that the twelve-issue series, now over halfway through its run, will be getting a new creative team at its helm. Available this May, the series begins a new arc as it follows the origin storyof All-Maudra Mayrin. All-Maudra Mayrin is the Gelfling leader and pivotal character from the acclaimed show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and this new story will be headed up by writer Matthew Erman. Mayrin takes her place as the leader of all Gelfling clans, but she feels unprepared for the great responsibility before her. When whispers of a Gelfling rebellion reach her, she must decide who she can trust—and if she herself is truly worthy of this responsibility.
Matthew Erman, co-creator of “Long Lost”, has recently seen his critically acclaimed comic horror series optioned for Film/TV by Producer Jenny Klein (The Witcher, Daisy Jones and The Six). Despite his success, he’s certainly not stopping. He’s worked with IDW on a new Care Bears: Unlock the Magic series as well as Vault Comics on his upcoming original graphic novel Bonding, with artist and co-creator Emily Pearson. His short work can be found in anthologies such as Corpus (2018), Dead Beats (2019), and Everything is Going Wrong (2019).
He was also thrilled to work on such a storied series as The Dark Crystal. “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a woven tapestry of creative genius and I, somehow, got to add my own thread. The comic series has built on the incredible foundation of the Netflix series by expanding the world and the characters we all fell in love with,” said writer Matthew Erman. “I’m so excited for everyone to read the story of the newly crowned and young All-Maudra Mayrin and her bizarre and emotional journey in Thra’s Silver Sea! Getting the opportunity to show who Mayrin is and being trusted by BOOM! Studios and the Jim Henson Company to really scour her depths as a character was an honor and delight. I can’t wait for everyone to see this.”
Joining him on this project is Mi-Gyeong Jo, a comic artist, and illustrator based out of Seoul, Korea best known for her work on the original comic book series Beastlands. With her unique style and impressive background, she is sure to bring much to a series like Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance. The character of Thra seems to really resonate with her and it sounds as though shed enjoying her new post immensly.
“This story shows a whole new aspect of the All-Maudra Mayrin. I’m so excited to illustrate Mayrin’s early adventures as a young, brave but untested Gelfling leader,” said artist Mi-Geyong Jo. “I really enjoyed illustrating this adventure on Thra, and I hope fans enjoy coming on this journey with me.”
The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Issue 9 will feature a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond) so be sure to get yours this May.
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