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Fans of the 1980s muppet fantasy movie The Dark Crystal are getting some bittersweet news this week. It looks like the long-awaited (and admittedly unlikely) movie sequel is dead in the water—but we are getting a Dark Crystal comic.
BOOM Studios announced in a press release that it’s publishing a comic based on the unproduced script for The Power of the Dark Crystal, a sequel set decades after the original movie.
Dark Crystal #1
After many years as king and queen, the main characters of the original Dark Crystal have become “distracted by power,” so the sequel comic introduces a new hero: Thurma, a fireling girl.
The first issue comes out Feb. 15, 2017, from writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Judge Dredd) and artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor