Go Deeper into the World of Thra in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure

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PRESS RELEASE: BOOM! Studios and The Jim Henson Company announce JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE, an oversized hardcover that offers fans an immersive, interactive experience based on the beloved film. Debuting May 2018, readers are invited to join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land in this stunning book, gorgeously illustrated by Ann Marcellino.

“I was first introduced to The Dark Crystal via a VHS tape my mother had bought when I was young. The artistry and fantasy nature of the film really stuck with me through the years,” said Marcellino. “I am beyond excited to be working on this book; there is nothing better than working on a project for something you love, and I am really grateful for the opportunity.”

Each page of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE contains detailed artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. The book also features bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the enchanting landscapes, Crystal Castle, and Aughra’s Observatory.

“I hope readers will enjoy looking through the details of the illustrations and maybe even come out of it with a new appreciation for the Dark Crystal world,” said Marcellino.

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed Archaia imprint, home to popular series such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Rust by Royden Lepp; Bolivar by Sean Rubin; and Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez. The imprint has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company, having published books like the Eisner Award-winning Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal, and the upcoming Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation comic book series in February 2018.

“Attention to detail and craft has long captivated fans of Jim Henson and The Dark Crystal, and Ann’s illustrations continue that tradition in stunning fashion,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The way she reimagines scenes and locations from the film is mesmerizing. It’s impossible to pore over the images just once.”

Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE will be available for sale May 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one); booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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Rashida Jones To Adapt And Direct BOOM! Studios’s Goldie Vance For Fox

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Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2017) - Fox is in development on a new family film franchise that has echoes of NANCY DREW and ELOISE, with Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington teaming up with graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios to bring the acclaimed graphic novel series created by Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME, DC’s BATGIRL) and artist Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER) to the big screen.

Set at a historical Miami resort, Goldie Vance—16, mixed race, precocious and highly detail-oriented—has ambitions of becoming the hotel’s in-house detective, but getting embroiled in uncovering an international crime ring will challenge her in ways she never imagined.

Rashida Jones will adapt and direct the project for the studio. Kerry Washington will produce under the banner of her production company Simpson Street, which is overseen by Pilar Savone, and Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will Produce for BOOM! Studios. Adam Yoelin will Co-Produce for BOOM! Studios.

“I’m ecstatic to be collaborating with Rashida and BOOM! Studios on telling this story. Fox is the perfect home for this project. Goldie Vance will steal your heart. She’s already stolen mine!” comments Washington.

Jones adds, “Goldie is exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now.  I’m so honored to partner with Kerry Washington, BOOM! Studios, and FOX to bring her world to life.”

Rashida Jones currently stars on TBS’ Angie Tribeca and co-wrote a Season 3 episode of Netflix’s BLACK MIRROR. She also is executive producer on TNT’s dramedy CLAWS and co-wrote the film CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER.  Rashida directed the music video for Sara Bareilles “Brave” as well as her own music video “Flip and Rewind,” both of which were incredibly well received.

Simpson Street was established in 2016 by actress, producer, and activist, Kerry Washington.  Its first project, HBO’s Confirmation, received an Emmy® nomination for Best TV Movie/Miniseries.  Simpson Street uses art, entertainment, and technology to awaken connections within ourselves and with others.  The company is currently producing the films City of Saints & Thieves with Will Packer Productions, The Mothers with Warner Bros, The Perfect Mother with Pascal Pictures, and 24-7 with UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Pictures. They are currently in production on Five Points for Facebook Watcha co-production with Indigenous Studios. 

Controlling the largest library of comic book IP outside of Marvel and DC, BOOM! Studios recently saw Fox take a minority stake in the company, extending BOOM! Studio’s first-look deals at both 20th Television and 20th Century Fox Film. BOOM! is currently in post on the supernatural thriller THE EMPTY MAN for Fox, and is developing MOUSE GUARD with Wes Ball (MAZE RUNNER) attached to direct, Matt Reeves (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES) producing, and Gary Whitta (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) writing, IRREDEEMABLE with Adam McKay (THE BIG SHORT) attached to direct and Tommy Wirkola (WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY) writing, and MALIGNANT with Becca Thomas (STRANGER THINGS) attached to direct.

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Super Mario Cereal Hitting Store Shelves December 11th

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The rumors are true. Mario is back in the breakfast cereal aisle! As early as December 11th, you can pick up this officially licensed Nintendo at your store of choice that features marshmallow powerups. What’s more, new adopters of Mario’s latest adventure on the Nintendo Switch will be able to use its Amiibo functionality to score extra coins and hearts in the game by tapping the box to the console. Let’s hope they’re in high supply and check out the classic Nintendo Cereal System commercial to tide you over!

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Gift Guide: The Matt With The Bag Edition

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Here are Matt’s picks for the gift-giving season. Let us know what’s on your wishlist!

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Gift Guide: Dee’s Are A Few Of My Favorite Things Edition

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Dee gives her take on some good, alternative presents for your giftee. Take a gander!
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Gift Guide: Jōnseason’s Greetings Edition

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Jonsey’s back with her picks to make sure you have a Mighty Merry Christmas! Take a look!
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Gift Guide: Lexmas Edition

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Here we are again! The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (unless you don’t know what to get that special someone in your life). The team here at Mighty Ink has decided to give you some helpful suggestions. This time around, Lex Lutz shares what she’d like to see under the tree.

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Mario Journeys Across the Country to Celebrate the Launch of Super Mario Odyssey

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Get ready! Soon, Mario will be making his Odyssey to your town. Much like the Rickmobile before it, Nintendo will be hauling a promotional Super Mario Odyssey trailer around the country to promote the new game debuting soon for Nintendo’s Switch. Fans can visit the trailer, take the Nintendo Switch game for a spin and even snap a photo with the plumber Mario and his ride.

Chicago will be getting a visit from the Mario-mobile on October 21st at Navy Pier from Noon to 6PM. Full details about this and other stops can be seen in the press release after the break.

Let’s go!

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[SDCC 2017] Krypton Teaser Trailer Debuts

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We haven’t heard much about Syfy’s upcoming Krypton besides the fact that it gazes into the past of Superman’s home planet and that it’s actually happening, but it’s a lot further along than it seems. Check out this new teaser trailer from Syfy, and let us know what you think.

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[SDCC 2017] Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer Drops With a Twist

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Apparently, Eggsy had an adventure with our favorite spy, Sterling Archer, that we’re just hearing about. In preparation for the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Fox and FXX have released this previously unseen footage. Enjoy!

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