Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #1

Writer: Adam Smith Artist: Alexandria Huntington Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Writer Adam Smith ( Jim Henson's Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington (Avengers Origins) present a new sequel to the hit film! The realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma. But while she seeks to save all people, a long-forgotten tribe of Firelings disputes the legitimacy of her reign... and they have proof that another Fireling is the true heir to the throne.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 4, 2018

    Beneath Dark Crystal is a compelling start to a fascinating story. A worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 13, 2018

    The story is a little bumpy for new readers, but I'm sure that Smith will fill in the gaps in the remaining eleven issues. The visuals are incredible and wonderfully create this fantasy world. I'm in for at least one more issue and I hope that the story gets a little easier to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - James L. Sarandis Jul 10, 2018

    I said this before an I will say it again the art is terrific ( this has been a great week for art) In particular there is some very lovely paneling, but the story seems to be giving me too much info on the things I don't want to know and too much on the parts I do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sean Nickerson Jul 3, 2018

    It is not exactly exciting or action-packed but it does reference the past and draws parallels to the present while looking toward the future of both of these kingdoms. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jul 6, 2018

    A decent start of a threequel to the Jim Henson classic that has some necessary pre-requisite reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 4, 2018

    This is a great looking first issue, but the story doesn't establish much conflict. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 8, 2018

    Beneath the Dark Crystal #1 is a slow burn of a comic. It establishes its character and conflict fairly well, but there isnt a lot of humor, action, or genuine emotional interaction to the keep the book interesting. If youre a fan of Dark Crystal, this will probably work for you. Otherwise, this doesnt seem like the best way to get into the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jul 3, 2018

    In summary then, this first issue is beautiful to look at, the writing is good and, given the chance, this could end up as another fantastic addition to the world of The Dark Crystal. Read Full Review

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