When we first met the adorable Podling potential-paladin in Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, it was clear that this little knight-to-be knew his way around a spoon fight or two. But how did Hup set himself on the path to heroism? Well, as this exclusive look at the next issue of the Age of Resistance comic shows, it was a bit of a winding path.
The latest arc of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comic over at Boom Studios—written by Adam Cesare, with art from French Carlomagno, and lettering by Jim Campbell— has explored Hup’s past and his team-up with the Gelfling Bard Barfinnious, who travels Thra regaling the world with tales of his own heroics as a former paladin. But when Hup, enthralled by the Bard’s deeds, signs up to join him as his squire, he finds that life as a paladin-in-training isn’t all sword clashes and heroic deeds.
As you’ll see in our exclusive preview of Age of Resistance #6, it is mostly about singing for food scraps and hoping your reputation doesn’t precede you on your travels.
Image: French Carlomagno and Jim Campbell, Boom Studios
You can also check out a few of the covers for Age of Resistance #6 below—including a gorgeous first look at Mouse Guard creator David Petersen’s variant cover for the issue!
Image: David Petersen, Boom Studios
Image: Mona Finden, Boom Studios
Image: Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Boom Studios
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #6 hits shelves February 26.