The Power of the Dark Crystal #7

After being separated by the Chamberlin who is in pursuit of the shard, Kensho and Thurma reunite under a common goal.

I may have said this in the past, whether it be this series or other related ones, but it bears repeating. Growing up with the Dark Crystal movie and other creations from the masterful mind of Jim Henson, it’s wonderful to still get content stemming from that work. The Power of the Dark Crystal is without a doubt a key example of that and we now move onto the second half of the series.

Jen continues his search for the “crystal thieves”, although he doesn’t feel that their intentions were necessarily of bad intent. I don’t normally point out individual lines, but one part here regarding the fact that Jen now sits upon a Garthim was so powerful. That was such writing brilliance. As for Kensho and Thurma, they continue their journey and seem to be on much better terms now which certainly makes me smile. They spot Thurma’s home just a day away, narrowly escaping a pitfall and also discovering some mysterious clues to the past. Elsewhere, theĀ Skeksis may soon be released, adding to the impending doom upon the world.

Ok, can we just skip to talking about the very last few pages when it comes to the art? I’ve made it more than evident how much I adore Thurma as a character, in both writing and art. The fierce display that she’s given, especially in the final page was so intense and it both excited and frightened me. I also very much loved the pages where Kira and Jen communicated via dreamfast, they were so pretty and it was a nice throwback to their younger selves.

Even moving into the other half of these issues, the series has yet to let down on the fantastic writing and artwork. It was obvious from early on but this is going to be such an excellent title by the time it finishes. Luckily we still have a good handful of books left to enjoy and I can’t wait to do so.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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