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Comic Review: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #2

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #2 is published by BOOM! Studios under their Archaia imprint. It is written by Nicole Andelfinger with art by Matias Basla, colors Miquel Muerto, and story by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.

Despite her determination to be useful, Fara (who will become Maudra Fara, the Rock Singer) is more of a hindrance to Ordon than she thought she’d be. She’s a child though. She wants to fight and be strong, she wants to go on an adventure and prove herself, but she simply doesn’t have to battle prowess to be doing so. Not yet, at least. Which leaves Ordon to have to protect her against the Arathim, which shows to be difficult even for someone as skilled as Ordon because even though he kills it, he gets bitten and badly poisoned. Still, Ordon is a warrior. He is not afraid of death, he is only afraid of it taking him before he is able to retrieve the glaive and take it to Stonewood. Man, he’s just so cool.


Fara may be young and stubborn, but she’s definitely learning. Learning more about Ordon, about the world of Thra, and though we haven’t seen it yet, we know for certain she learns how to fight. She also learns what mushrooms she can and can’t eat in a scene that gave me a good laugh, mostly due to Matias Basla giving big googly eyes to a poisonous mushroom. This story about Ordon would still be good, but Fara is definitely what’s making it an excellent experience. Plus there’s something about Basla’s art that just feels so…right for The Dark Crystal. I look at it and think, “This is perfect”. There’s this cuteness but also a sharpness to it. Honestly, I can’t really explain why, it just feels like everything is there and looks the way it should.

The main action in this issue is when Ordon fights the Arathim early on, but the real “oh, hell yes” moment doesn’t come until the very end. So I can’t tell you what it is or I’ll spoil it. Guess you’ll just have to read it yourself.


Make sure you pick up Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #2 at your local comic shop!

Happy reading!

Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman is a staff writer and comic review editor at Pop Break. She regularly contributes comic book reviews, such as The Power of the Dark Crystal, Savage Things, Mother Panic, Dark Nights: Metal, Rose, and more. She also contributes anime reviews, such as Berserk, Garo: Vanishing Line and Attack on Titan as well as TV reviews. She has been part of The BreakCast for the Definitive Defenders Podcast. Outside of her writing for Pop Break, Rachel is currently a pre-school teacher. She is a college graduate with her BA in History and MAED. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @Raychikinesis.

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