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The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. 1 Hardcover – December 28, 2011
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The only reservation I have is the introduction of Augra's son, Raunip. While a necessary element to telling the story, particularly because of how they developed Augra's character, Raunip's presence is strange. As the asserted "trickster" character, he is useful in demonstrating Augra's blind-spots in her role as Observer & Guardian of Thra, and helping flesh out the 'darkness' of the UrSkeks, but his origin seems pointless, and I can't help but think that before the series is done, he will be quite dead. Perhaps a gelfling could have served the same purpose?
Overall, I am very glad to have added it to my Dark Crystal collection.
I’m off to dive into volume 2!
This book is mainly the story of Aughra, in this series she is portrayed a more revenant Earth Goddess type, and her favorites of her world are the Gelflings. However she strays a bit from tending the world to scouring the heavens when a race called the Light Bringers show up and introduce Aughra to the worlds beyond her own. Aughra's son, Raunip, thinks that the Light Bringers are leading his mother astray and wants to bring a stop to the Light Bringers rule.
It has been a long long time since I have seen the Dark Crystal movie. It's one of those movies that I desperately wanted to watch over and over when I was young. While I loved the story in the movie, I remember thinking the actual movie itself was a bit boring. I really did enjoy this graphic novel though because it expands on the story and tells how the world of Thra got to be where it was in the Dark Crystal movie.
The artwork is absolutely breathtaking. It's full color, beautiful and is easy to follow. It does a wonderful job of conveying what the world of Thra is like and does an excellent job with character expressions as well. It's just absolutely stunning.
The story was well done too. There are definitely desprepencies with the movie though. I remember Aughra being a bit goofy in the movies, here she was more of a Goddess figure that the Gelfings worshipped.Read more ›
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Most of Brian Froud's pieces are amazing works of art. This book is a graphic novel that showcases a bit more of the background of the Dark Crystal. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kateyes
I like this book because it gives some history on the Labyrinth world. I can't wait to read the other volumes.Published 22 months ago by K. George
I am so glad to see Froud building the world he and Jim Henson created. The art is amazing and the story has the same depth and beauty as the original film.Published 23 months ago by C. Brody
The art is stunning and the writing treats the world with not only respect but brilliant imagination. Worth every single penny and more!Published on December 22, 2013 by Harmony Hilton
It was cool to re-visit the world of the Dark Crystal. I watched the movie again 3 or 4 years ago but didn't like as much as I did when I was a kid. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The artistry of these drawings is superb. Every time I look a this book I find something I had not seen before. I recommend this book for any/all fans of Fantasy.Published on October 8, 2013 by G. Bogiatzidis
I really love this book the graphics are great and I like anything with Dark Crystal. The book is so appealing to the eye it brings you into the whole story of the Dark Crystal.Published on September 23, 2013 by Elizabeth J. Manhart
Book condition was great. It was a present to my girlfriend. Maybe i would buy myself. Dark Crystal world is really amazing.Published on August 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
First off, This book is huge, and i thought that it would be like a typical paperback manga- sized book. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Clayton