(W) Brian Holguin, Brian Froud (A) Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John (CA) Brian Froud. WHY WE LOVE IT: We love being able to tell stories in the worlds Jim Henson created and few are as ripe for visual storytelling as the stunning world of Thra and The Dark Crystal. We're thrilled to bring the first volume of the New York Times Bestselling prequel series to paperback for the first time. WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: It's the official prequel to the beloved cult classic The Dark Crystal and with the series' concept* character designs* and covers by legendary illustrator/concept artist Brian Froud* it's a mustread for all Henson and fantasy fans. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: It's part one of a graphic novel prequel trilogy that delves into the origins of the Skeksis* Mystics* Gelflings* and the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal itself. It follows the creation of the planet Thra and its inhabitants and features the neverbeforeseen character Raunip* the son of Aughra* created specifically for this series by Brian Froud.