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Finally an official DARK CRYSTAL PREQUEL !!!

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Laszlo, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

  2. Farron

    Farron Member

    Thanks for posting that. Had no idea of it otherwise. Just ordered a copy! :)
  3. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Wow, that coupled with a new comic from an unproduced Storyteller episode written by Jim and Jerry Juhl?!? FANTASTIC!
  4. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Yes, fantastic stuff indeed and very well drawn! I hope it sells well, so we may get more like these.
    Maybe even a movie prequel someday... who knows? :)
  5. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Saw the Dark Crystal comic at the comic book store Yesterday. It looks very nie and its hardcover...but twenty bucks in one shot seemed a bit steep. I was hoping for several 3 to 4 dollar issues rather than graphic novels right up front. It does look nice though and I know Froud was involved so thats a plus.
  6. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Ugh, if I had money I'd get it. :p
  7. LeanneFuller

    LeanneFuller Active Member

    Anyone read this yet?
  8. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

  9. LeanneFuller

    LeanneFuller Active Member

    sm
    is it any good? worth buying?
  10. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Yes, definitely woth it. Here is a review I wrote:


    I enjoyed the book very much, overall the artwork and story is excellent!
    I love the compositions and lighting/shading.

    However there are things which I do not like as much:

    - There is not enough text. Some important details left unexplained.
    For ex. : Aughra got a third "eye" burnt into her forehead. But why?

    - The story "How Gelfling Maids got their wings". Aughra sticks feathers in her back... Sorry, but ***? I hope this is just a joke. Also the Gelfling portrait there is not really good.

    - Aughra should not have a son. The WORLD OF THE DARK CRYSTAL book says: "Of the race of Aughra, I WAS alone, the first and last."

    - Some details look like we are on earth (not on Thra): For example the Gelflings belt buckle looks exactly like a human made one. Or the Gelflings sailboat.
  11. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I think it's just supposed to be a book of myths, not an actual history. The wing thing sounds like a classic myth explanation.
  12. thiefb0ss

    thiefb0ss New Member

    Kind of excited. Never liked the Dark Crystal as much as Fraggle Rock or Labyrinth, but I might want to check this out.
  13. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Yes, this could be the case.
  14. fozziecub10

    fozziecub10 New Member

    Is this available to buy in the UK?
  15. MTeller

    MTeller New Member

    Plaid Fraggle likes this.
  16. Plaid Fraggle

    Plaid Fraggle Well-Known Member

  17. cookietribe

    cookietribe New Member

  18. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Nice! The first one was a beautiful piece of work.
  19. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Looking forward for part 2. But no release date???
  20. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Release date should be December 25, 2012.
    http://amzn.com/1936393808

    It will feature younger versions of the Skeksis and Mystics plus a lot more Brian Froud sketches. Sounds great!


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