Review: The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volumes 1 & 2

March 12, 2013 Book Review, Comics 11

The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volume 1

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Part one 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 The Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

 The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths is some of the best graphic novel art I have seen!  If you’ve ever seen Jim Henson’s movie The Dark Crystal and loved it as much as I did as a child then I’m sure you’re going to love these graphic novels! The art is inspired by Brian Froud’s illustrations and is so spot on with the artistic style of the movie.  But this isn’t the storyline from the movie it is the PREQUEL!  And who is our star this time but Aughra! Ever wonder where her missing eye went? Well now you can find out.  The storyline jumps around a bit in this first volume – from Aughra, her son and some wondering Song gatherer gelfling but I suspect there is a reason for that.  If you’re a fan you should definitely give it a peek.  It even has a few full page text pages within the volume that tell more of the story which is not a normal thing in a graphic novel.

I’m off to dive into volume 2!

The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1

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The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volume 2

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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.

The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volume 2 does not disappoint! – if anything I enjoyed it more than Volume 1! The art is just as beautiful but we got to see more of the Song Teller/Gatherer and guess what – we get to see a Podling village! I love the podlings and their village here is different than how it was in the movie and oh I loved how it looked.  All of the creatures in this graphic novel just make me want to pull them from the pages and sit them in real life on my book shelves and walls – especially the Landstriders! If you are a bunny lover you will LOVE these creatures – they look just like they did from the movie, except better!  We finally learn the significance of the Song Teller and just how the Skeksi came to be.  I loved seeing that background info.

My only complaint is that the e-reader version of this volume has a section at the back of the volume that is “Reflections on Making The Dark Crystal” it was extremely hard to read even when I increased the size of the picture such that I had to give up from getting a headache.

Tabitha the Pabkins

The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 2

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11 Responses to “Review: The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volumes 1 & 2”

  1. SciFiChick

    What?! How is it that this is the first I’ve heard of these? I’m going to go add these to my Wish List on Amazon right now…