BOOM! Studios and the Jim Henson Company have announced a set of new children’s books set in the world of The Dark Crystal. Starting this summer, writer and artist Cory Godbey (Have Courage, Be Kind: the Tales of Cinderella) will follow up Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales with the new Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales.
The series of books delves deep into the Skeksis-ruled land of Thra in this look at some of Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s finest creations from the cult-classic film The Dark Crystal. In one tale, when a little bird is hurt in a Skeksis net, Jen takes it to the Mystics for healing and learns how every act of kindness grows like ripples in a lake.
“The themes woven within The Dark Crystal have never been more important for children or the parents of those children to hear,” said Godbey. “As the UrSkek tells Jen, ‘…we all are a part of each other.’ For this book, my goal was to create three stories which reflect those ideas and honor the tone of Jim Henson’s original, groundbreaking film. These stories explore how a single act can ripple outward and how you can never know who it will touch or who it might help.”