From Jim Henson’s classic television show to the comic series, The Storyteller and his faithful dog have delighted and thrilled us with myths, legends, and stories from all over the world. Last year, Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, teamed up with The Jim Henson Company to explore four different stories about powerful witches, both good and evil, from a collection of talented writers and artists. This December, we curl up by the fire once again for the four-issue limited series Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons.
Dragons have taken on many shapes in different cultures, and each issue of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons will feature creators exploring these legendary creatures in their own unique styles. In the first issue, Fabian Rangel Jr. (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) bring us “Son of the Serpent,” inspired by Native American stories about the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird. Then newcomer Nathan Pride revisits the classic Celtic tale of the Lambton Worm, while Hannah Christenson (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) presents a gender-swapped retelling of the Russian folktale following a knight and her squire whom challenge the three-headed dragon, Tugarin. Finally, Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-winner Jorge Corona (We Are Robin, Feathers) presents his take on the Japanese legend of a young girl facing the dragon Yofune Nushi.
“Giving up-and-coming creators a chance to shine is a big part of what makes The Storyteller comics so great,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We want to celebrate storytelling with each issue and showcase the unique styles and perspectives that all of our creators bring to the series. The Storyteller remains one of the most exciting venues in comics to explore rich themes within self-contained stories.”
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on December 2nd with a main cover by Daniel Bayliss for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT151197. Also available in limited quantities is a Jackpot incentive cover by Cory Godbey (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard), a 10 Years incentive cover by Kyla Vanderklugt (Toil and Trouble), and a retailer incentive cover by David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Subsequent issues will be released on a monthly basis thereafter.
The Final Order Cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is November 9th. Not sure where to find your nearest one? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com