Podling Hup Takes Center Stage In The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance #5

by James Ferguson

Boom! Studios has revealed that Podling Hup, the fan favorite character from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance becomes the center of attention in issue #5 of the comic book series, coming in January 2020. The comic serves as a companion to the Netflix series of the same name from The Jim Henson Company. This particular issue is written by Adam Cesare and illustrated by French Carlomagno.

Writer Adam Cesare says:

I watched The Dark Crystal so many times as a kid that our VHS player ate the tape. To get to help tell a story in that world is beyond humbling. This brand new story about Barfinnious and Hup is one that I don’t think fans of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be expecting. It’s full of swashbuckling heart and humor, but struck through with that tiny hint of darkness that draws fans to Thra.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #5 follows Podling Hup and the brand new character Barfinnious. The former was working as a cook, but dreaming of being a Paladin. He gets his chance when Barfinnious rolls into town with tales of former glory. Hup follows the chivalrous bard, but the longer they travel, the more he begins to doubt Barfinnious is truly who he says he is.

Artist French Carlomagno added:

I’m super excited to work on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Each character is so beautiful and deeply realized, and I really love the atmosphere of the series!

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #5 features a main cover by Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by Kelly and Nichole Mattews.

Matthew Levine, Editor, Boom! Studios says:

A brand new story arc starts right here, featuring Age of Resistance’s breakout Podling star, Hup! The creative team has put together a heartwarming adventure that revels in what it means to be a hero. Readers will experience the world of The Dark Crystal like never before.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #5 is set for release on January 15th, 2020.

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