Ultimate Dark Crystal Comics Collection Now On Kickstarter

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When film is concerned, there are only two tales of the Dark Crystal: the original 1982 film, and the prequel TV series that Netflix graciously let happen but then annoyingly killed after one season. When you throw comics into the mix, though…there’s suddenly a lot more. Boom Studios and their subsidiary Archaia have been publishing Dark Crystal stories for years, from prequels to sequels to areas in between. Now they’re giving up the license, but not without printing one giant, massive, hardcover collection of all the work they ever did in Thra.

The Dark Crystal 40th Anniversary Library celebrates the birthday of Jim Henson’s fantasy creation with SEVEN volumes of material. The collection is now wrapping up its Kickstarter campaign, with less than 72 hours to go as of this writing. This complete collection consists of five mainline volumes and two bonus volumes, to make for a lot of volumage:

(Collecting JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS #1-12)

(Collecting JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1-12 for the first time in a single complete hardcover!)

(Collecting JIM HENSON’S THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #1-12 for the first time in a single complete hardcover!)

(Collecting JIM HENSON’S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL #1-12 for the first time in a single complete hardcover!)

(The biggest names in comics and fantasy artwork salute THE DARK CRYSTAL with contributions from Brian Froud, Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, and more! AVAILABLE ONLY AT TIER 3 AND ABOVE!)

(The ultimate edition of the best-selling novelization by A.C.H. Smith and illustrated by Brian Froud! AVAILABLE ONLY AT TIER 4 AND ABOVE!)

(A brand-new edition of this illustrated masterwork, featuring short stories by artist Cory Godbey! AVAILABLE ONLY AT TIER 4 AND ABOVE!)

This is one of the most expensive (not to mention heavy) Kickstarters we’ve mentioned around here, but it was worth pointing out. Getting all these books will cost $350, and that’s not including shipping. They sure look nice, though. The campaign ends November 14.