Synopses & Reviews
The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company's trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of The Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Brian Froud, legendary fantasy artist and conceptual designer of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal film, returns to oversee this crucial chapter that reveals the tragic events that caused the Bright Crystal to darken and shatter.
Part two of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.
In this volume, readers will see the story behind the cracking of the crystal.
About the Author
co-created and wrote the cult hit comic book series Violent Messiahs in 1997. Since then he has done a two year stint as the monthly writer of the legendary Swamp Thing and has also worked on such juggernauts of our mainstream pulp consciousness as Conan and Hellboy.
Brian Froud is a fantasy illustrator whose work inspired the characters in Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. His other works include Faeries, Goblins and Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.
Alex Sheikman is the writer and artist of Robotika, a comic book published by Archaia. Robotika is his first major effort as a storyteller.