“BOOM! Studios and The Jim Henson Company announce their fourth Storyteller collaboration with JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES, a four-issue limited series debuting in December featuring stand-alone stories by Matt Smith (LAKE OF FIRE, BARBARIAN LORD), Benjamin Schipper (CAP’N REX & HIS CLEVER CREW), Tyler Jenkins (GRASS KINGS), and Celia Lowenthal (THE SAGA OF GISLI THE OUTLAW).
From Jim Henson’s classic television show to the comic series, the Storyteller and his faithful dog have delighted and thrilled fans with myths, legends, and stories from all over the world. JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES is the latest Storyteller series from BOOM! Studios, following WITCHES (2014), DRAGONS (2015), and GIANTS (2016).
“The Storyteller is a classic Jim Henson creation that just lends itself to continued interpretations, hence our fourth time doing a series,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “With a focus, this time around on fairies, there was a wealth of material for us to choose from, so we’re excited to show off how these talented creators reinterpreted the four stories we elected to go with.”
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed Archaia imprint, home to popular original series such as MOUSE GUARD by David Petersen; RUST by Royden Lepp; BOLIVAR by Sean Rubin; JANE by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; and licensed books like JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND and JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH.
In JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #1, Matt Smith reimagines “The Elf Queen and the Shepherd,” a tale of elven fairies in Iceland. When a Fairy Princess is cursed to the human realm and cursed to bring death with her, Grettir the Strong must discover the source of the trouble and break her curse.”
- Release date: December 20, 2017
- Solicitation: "In this first issue, newcomer Matt Smith reimagines “The Elf Queen and the Shepherd,” a tale of elven fairies in Iceland."
- Release date: January 2018
- Solicitation: "Tyler Jenkins brings life to the Menehune, the fairies of Hawaiian folklore."
- Release date: (scheduled for February 2018)
- Solicitation: "Based on a Danish folktale titled “Faerie Hill,” legend has it that any king who goes hither to meet the Fairy Queen will be cast under a spell, forever changed, and mad..."
- Release date: (scheduled for March 2018)
- Solicitation: "A young shepherd is lured to the realm of fairies, shrunken down to their size and in awe of their magical lands. He lives in great happiness there until one day he finds a fountain, which the fairies say can provide all of man’s desires. The shepherd is enticed, but like many things in the realm of fairies, not everything is what it seems."