Ah, free comic book day. One of the best Saturday's of the year is appraoching again. Sure it's not till the beginning of May, but it's never to early to generate buzz about the event. It's like Black Friday for comics in a ways since retailers almost always have sales and creators in there shops. Archaia has the covers to their flip book release for the event and it's Dark Crystal and Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard. If you need more on Mouse Guard Legends you should read some of our reviews and if you're excited for Dark Crystal then you can sit and wait with anticipation with the rest of us.
MOUSE GUARD/THE DARK CRYSTAL Free Comic Book Day Flipbook Retail Price: Free Page Count: 32 pages Format: saddle bound, 8" x 8", full color Release Date: May 7, 2011 (W) David Petersen and Brian Holguin (A) David Petersen and Alex Sheikman (Cov) The Dark Crystal – Brian Froud; Mouse Guard – David Petersen Archaia presents two, amazing, all-new stories in one fantastic flipbook—David Petersen's Eisner Award-winning MOUSE GUARD and Jim Henson's beloved THE DARK CRYSTAL share the spotlight on Free Comic Book day! On one side of the book, a brand-new tale of the fan-favorite MOUSE GUARD, elite warrior mice tasked with protecting common mice from predators, the elements and other dangers. It's the perfect introduction to MOUSE GUARD for new fans, and a rewarding treat for existing ones! On the other side of the book, Archaia Entertainment is proud to present an exclusive prelude to its forthcoming series of THE DARK CRYSTAL graphic novels, featuring covers, art direction and concepts by Brian Froud, conceptual designer of the original film! This prelude begins the epic creation story of the world of Thra, and explores the origins of the world of THE DARK CRYSTAL! As a bonus, the issue will also contain a sneak peek of Jim McCann and Janet Lee's TIME OF THE DAPPER MEN, a sequel to the critically acclaimed RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, coming this fall. Additionally, fans of Jim Henson will also get an advance look at TALE OF SAND, an original graphic novel coming in September based on a never-before-seen screenplay written by Henson and Jerry Juhl!