Renewed partnership will create at least 17 new publishing titles for the classic television and film brands.
The Jim Henson Company has entered into a five-year agreement with graphic novel and comic book publisher Boom! Studios to develop and publish a slate of titles for The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, “Fraggle Rock” and “The Storyteller.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Boom! Studios will create at least 17 new titles under its Archaia imprint.
An earlier partnership between the two companies resulted in the publication of 20 new titles, including Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock Classics Volume 2, The Storyteller Witches #4 and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales, among many others.
Additionally, to celebrate this year’s 35th anniversary of The Dark Crystal movie release, Archaia began publishing a 12-issue comic book series that will serve as an official sequel that picks up long after the events of the film. The company will also publish the children’s book Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales this summer.
“We have worked very closely with Boom! Studios to develop and publish titles that represent the level of innovation, imagination and quality our fans expect from these classic brands,” says Nicole Goldman, executive vice president, marketing/public relations and education initiatives, The Jim Henson Company. “There are so many compelling storylines and fascinating characters that our talented partners at Boom! can continue to draw upon to deliver more magical experiences.”