Dec 13th 2011 By: Andy Khouri
On sale this week from Archaia
is Jim Henson's The Storyteller Volume 1
, a new hardcover anthology
based on the Jim Henson television series of the 1980s and early 1990s. Created in full cooperation with the Jim Henson Company, the book features all-new comics by a veritable who's who of fan-favorite creaotrs like Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Tom Fowler, Mike Maihack
and Evan Shaner
, among others. Like the cult favorite show, each story adapts with so small amount of wit and charm legends, myths and folk tales from cultures all over the world, with each one introduced by the eponymous storyteller and his incredulous companion, that talking dog.
I've read Archaia's The Storyteller and like the publisher's other Henson co-productions, the book is in keeping with the late Muppet master's aesthetic values. Many of the stories contained will be familiar to you as they're the sort of tales we were told as children, but the real treat of The Storyteller is seeing so many of our favorite writers and artists together in the same handsome volume.
JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER VOLUME 1
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95 U.S.
Page Count: 120 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6.625" x 10.25", full color
Written by Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin
Illustrated by Ronan Cliquet, Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Tom Fowler, Roger Langridge, Mike Maihack, Jennifer L. Meyer, Craig Rousseau and Evan Shaner
Cover by Patrick Scherberger and Mike Maihack
The much-loved, live-action/puppet combination TV show is now a graphic novel series! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present ALL-NEW tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators, including Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show Comic, Thor The Mighty Avenger), Marjorie Liu (Black Widow), Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Artifacts), Jeff Parker (Hulk, Thunderbolts), Jennifer L. Meyer (Lady Pendragon), Tom Fowler (Green Arrow, Batman), Chris Eliopoulos (Pet Avengers, Franklin Richards), Colleen Coover (Spider-Man, Pet Avengers) and more! Plus: A never-before-seen story adapted from a screenplay by The Storyteller's original author, Academy Award Winner Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)!
E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)