In a very big announcement in terms of the publications that will result from this deal, Boom! Studios has announced that The Jim Henson Company has signed a new five-year agreement with them to develop and publish at least seventeen new titles for its classic brands, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock and The Storyteller.
An earlier agreement between The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios prompted the publication of twenty new titles under the Archaia imprint, including many award-winning publications.
Also, to celebrate this year’s 35th Anniversary of The Dark Crystal movie release, Archaia started publishing an official sequel in a 12-issue comic book series titled The Power of the Dark Crystal that picks up long after the events of the original film.
More recently, Boom announced that Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, a children’s book by writer and artist Cory Godbey (Have Courage, Be Kind: The Tale of Cinderella), will be released this summer.
Filip Sablik, BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing, says, regarding the new deal:
Jim Henson was a singular creative visionary whose imagination has influenced and inspired multiple generations. Everyone at BOOM! Studios has been honored to work with The Jim Henson Company over the last nine years and contribute to the rich legacy of these magical properties. We cannot wait to share with fans all of the exciting things we have planned for the next five years. This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg!
[The Dark Crystal:Creation Myths Vol. 1 SC Cover by Brian Froud]
Look out for more Jim Henson series and graphic novels from Boom and Archaia in 2017 and 2018!