Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1

Jim Henson s The Dark Crystal Creation Myths Volume 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

  • Title: Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1
  • Author: Brian Holguin Alex Sheikman Lizzy John Brian Froud
  • ISBN: 9781936393008
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 HensPart 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.

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    1. Brian Holguin Alex Sheikman Lizzy John Brian Froud says:

      American writer who writes comics, novels and animation Some of his works include Aria , Savior, Spawn The Dark Crystal Creation Myths, Godslayer and Kiss Psycho Circus.

    2. The Dark Crystal is a favorite movie of mine. I love Brian Froud's genius characters and the way Jim Henson made them into muppets. When I heard there were graphic novels being made, of course I was very excited! I got Vol. 1 for Christmas. The cover is beautiful, I only wish the rest of the illustrations were as good. They're not. I don't like the look of the artwork inside. The stories are broken into little vignettes about the beginning stages of Thra and Thra's "Earth mother" Aughra. It's a [...]

    3. I loved the movie and the back story in this graphic novel felt true to the film. Great artwork as well. Hoping they make a part 2.

    4. I was an 80s kid and watched (and loved) a ton of the era's fantasy movies - KRULL, WILLOW, DRAGONSLAYER, EXCALIBUR, and so on. THE DARK CRYSTAL was one that eluded me. Too, well, dark, and I often felt its characters just felt like pawns on a chessboard - not like vibrant characters forging their own destiny.ButI still want to like it. I like parts of it. I love its visuals. I even own it - you know, in the off chance I somehow warm up to it.And I might. I found myself reading CREATION MYTHS - [...]

    5. I admit it. I'm guilty of sitting in Chapters to read this book. I've always felt like it was somehow cheating to do this, but I thought I should try it at least once. And it was great (once I got past the feeling that everyone was silently judging me)! I highly recommend it. ;)It has been years since I watched the movie, and to be honest, it scared the crap out of me. In fact, 25 years have passed and I still haven't recovered from my childhood trauma. But the thought of a prequel in graphic no [...]

    6. I feel horrible rating this so low. I wanted to love it, but this book as with so many other expanded universe writings, seems to have taken the source material it was based upon and ignored all desire to preserve the mystery and ambiance. The premise is odd. Basically it turns out that all the characters we know from the movie all happen to be related to the few events we know from the movie and very few other people were involved. The movie leaves us with the feeling that there is a huge wide [...]

    7. Pretty boring. It's exactly what it says it is--creation myths. And the problem with that is--well, it seems like an awfully narrow audience. Maybe people who loved the movie who simply cannot get enough of the world? I think the elements that made the movie so powerful are utterly missing here. There is no conflict. No danger. No evil. No mysteries to uncover.I can't imagine that anyone new to the story (e.g someone who'd never seen the movie) would be interested at all.It's possible I'll read [...]

    8. This is the first graphic novel in a graphic novel trilogy that delves into the mythos behind how the world presented in The Dark Crystal came to be. This was an absolutely wonderful read. It adds a lot of background to the Dark Crystal story (although I will admit it's probably been 15-20 years since I've watched the original movie). This stands alone very nicely and the artwork was absolutely stunning.This book is mainly the story of Aughra, in this series she is portrayed a more revenant Eart [...]

    9. I remember going to the movie theater as a child to watch the Dark Crystal. I own the movie and have watched it several times with my kids. They love it as much as I do. I always wondered about the origin of the Crystal, Aughra, and the terrible event that caused the splintering of the Crystal. I was pleased to find that these events had been published in graphic novel form. I read the first book in under an hour and was transported back to my childhood and the wonder and amazement of watching t [...]

    10. Great artwork and interesting story. This book focuses on the creation of the Dark crystal world.

    11. God I love Brian Fourd and Jim Henson's worlds. They're stunning and compliment each other to no end. Like most people, I watched The Dark Crystal when I was a kid and loved it; it was a mind-bending, strikingly mystical world to be looked at in awe. Creation Myths acts as a building block in the Dark Crystal mythos, particularly with the origin of famed character Aughra and how she came to be such a respected force in Thra. As much as I enjoyed it, I have to agree with other reviews in that it' [...]

    12. Brilliantly written and gorgeously illustrated! I loved learning the back story of some of my favorite characters from my childhood!

    13. This is, just as the title suggests, the original myths of Jim Henson’s world of the Dark Crystal. There aren’t words for how much I loved that movie as a child. Brian Froud was the art designer for the movie and one of the driving forces for this, the first in a trilogy of graphic novels set in this world.It begins in the beginning, literally, the birth of the world Thra with its crystal heart. The world, in turn gave birth to a sort of mother-goddess Aughra who travels the world, learning, [...]

    14. Really enjoyed this. Exquisite artwork that emulates the character designs and overall feel of the original film, and lovingly tells the backstory of the world of Thra before the Crystal cracked.My only qualms are pretty minor, but I couldn't help but feel that Aughra's character in this book was extremely reverent, and depicted as an Earth Goddess, whereas in the film she is wise but haggard and ridiculous as well. It seems they've taken that character and made her one-dimensional here, which i [...]

    15. I thought this was a pretty awesome addendum to the Dark Crystal universe.First off, if you loved Dark Crystal's aesthetic, you will probably be rubbing your hands up and down this book all the time, especially the cover, which is textured in a way you'll want to cradle on nights beside the fire.The "creation" part of the creation myths is a little murky, no worse than many actual traditions where cornerstones of the world were always there, or manifested without further explanation.The later m [...]

    16. I wasn't necessarily expecting much of this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! Doesn't hurt that it touches on not a little nostalgia. :) I'm now eager to read the remaining volumes to find out how everything led to the rise of the Skeksis, and I can't wait to watch The Dark Crystal again.********Panels Read Harder: Adaptation of a movie/TV show.

    17. A level art, D level stories. Hopefully the myths come to some meaningful event in later volumes, but this book does not stand on its own.

    18. Expected more from these. The story is bare bones and the art inside can't compare to Froud's beautiful covers.

    19. I really enjoyed this start to the origins of The Dark Crystal world. The artwork is amazing, if not deliberately grotesque with many of its characters, but it really beings to show the depth and breadth of the Dark Crystal world. My only complaint is that, as with many graphic novels, I feel only a small fraction of the story is able to be told, and it brings up questions that aren't directly addressed by the continuation. For example, the character Raunip insists that he can see things in the [...]

    20. Disappointing. Although the world building and art was pretty good, the pace plodded. There was way too much poetic nonsense. And motivation for the villain? Weak. Basically he decides to be a jerk for no reason and ruins everything. Profound. And there's no ending to speak of. You have to get book two. Sorry. I won't be continuing.

    21. Better than 5 stars - I loved the Dark Crystal, who doesn't - and this graphic novel excels because it really captures that puppet world. IE the new characters aren't just graphic novel drawn characters, but Dark Crystal characters.Raunip is the main character they introduce - just a fascinating character, both drawn and written.I can't recommend this book highly enough!

    22. Chapter 4: college age upper class kid trying to find out more about himself. Goes on some trip, makes himself uncomfortable for the experience, not out of necessity. Does some hallucinogenic drug. Figures out “his song”. Thinks, “oh crap, this kind of sucks,” goes back to normal lifestyle.

    23. The books add a lot of backstory as to where the characters from the movie come from. And for all that there's more questions than answers.

    24. Interesting backstory to The Dark Crystal. Contains the history of the dark crystal world, aughra, her creepy son Raunip, how female gelflings got their wings.

    25. If you ever wondered about the back story of The Dark Crystal then read this. This one tells the origin of Aughra and the arrival of the Urskeks to Thra.

    26. The Gelflings don’t care for gold but for a story well told. You don’t get much better at storytellers than Jim Henson.“The Dark Crystal” was one of Jim Henson’s attempts to stretch the limitations of puppetry as far as it could go. It wasn’t as popular as “Labyrinth”, a movie that featured human actors, puppets and costumed extras. But it poses questions about itself that the latter movie doesn’t. No one truly wonders who the Goblin King is, where he comes from or why he seize [...]

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