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The never-produced ‘Dark Crystal’ sequel is becoming a comic book

The '80s cult fantasy returns.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 22, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 1:15 pm CDT

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.

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2016, 10:14 am CST