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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants #1 (of 4)

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants #1 (of 4)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Conor Nolan
Artist: Conor Nolan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Conor Nolan
Incentive Cover: Karl Kerschl
FOC Cover: Dan Mora
Price: $3.99

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants is a collection of mythic tales of when giants roamed the Earth, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

In this first issue, rising newcomer Conor Nolan reimagines the “The Peach’s Son,” a Japanese tale of a giant who was raised by humans but never accepted by them.

When a nearby village is overrun with evil beings, the giant will take a chance to be a hero and prove himself to be part of the community he calls home.

Upcoming issues will include stories by Brandon Dayton, Jared Cullum, and Feifei Ruan.

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The Dark Crystal Gets a Comic Book Sequel

Archaia and The Jim Henson Company have announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, a new comic book series that serves as a sequel to the beloved 1982 film, The Dark Crystal.

Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written for a planned feature film, the 12-issue monthly limited series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier and illustrated by rising artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews. The first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017.

Countless decades have passed since the events of the original film. Though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world and its people the way they once did. Enter Thurma, a young Fireling girl tasked with obtaining a shard of the Dark Crystal—by any means necessary—to restore power to her realm. This sets in motion an incredible adventure in which Thurma will attempt to steal a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, and accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics.

The story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner and the outer worlds—perhaps even the unconscious and the conscious.

The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda and David Petersen.

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Preview: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Box Set

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Box Set

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, and more
Artists: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, and more
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $59.99

This handsome box set includes all three volumes of the New York Times bestselling, Eisner,  and Harvey Award-winning series, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, and features tales written and illustrated by a collection of award-winning storytellers personally selected by series creator David Petersen.

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the Western mouse city of Barkstone, mice from all over the territories gather for food, drink, and stories. A storytelling competition, a tradition of the establishment, takes place with each mouse telling fantastic tales of courage and cunning, with the hope of being selected winner and having their bar tab cleared by night’s end.

Featuring stories by Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Ramón K. Pérez, and more!

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Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Artist Tribute HC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Artists: Michael Allred, Mark Buckingham, Jonathan Case, Katie Cook, Benjamin Dewey, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Faith Erin Hicks, Mike Huddleston, Frazer Irving, Rebekah Isaacs, Joëlle Jones, Roger Langridge, Tula Lotay, David Mack, Dave McKean, Steve Morris, Dustin Nguyen, Ramón K. Pérez, Eric Powell, Aaron Renier, Jeff Stokely, Craig Thompson, Jill Thompson, and more!
Cover Artist: Steve Morris
Price: $24.99

In the 30 years since its original release in 1986, Jim Henson’s timeless fantasy film Labyrinth has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world.

In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, return to the world of Labyrinth and see the beloved characters, imaginative locations, and unforgettable moments as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in an unprecedented celebration.

Features illustrations and testimonials from comics luminaries and newcomers alike, including: Michael Allred, Joëlle Jones, David Mack, Gustavo Duarte, Ramón K. Pérez, Dustin Nguyen, Mike Huddleston, Jill Thompson, Mark Buckingham, Tula Lotay, Faith Erin Hicks, and many, many more.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3 TP

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3 TP

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Brian Froud, Matthew Dow Smith
Artists: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
Price: $14.99Now in softcover.

Now in softcover. Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this stunning conclusion of the official prequel to the original movie. The world of Thra is shattered. As the aftermath of the Great Conjunction wreaks havoc upon the Gelfling tribes, the Geflings may have no choice but to rely upon the one race offering aid: the Skeksis. This volume features behind-the-scenes photos and concept sketches from the Jim Henson Company Archives documenting how creature and puppet designs that never made it into the film were adapted and brought to life on the page.

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Preview: Mouse Guard Coloring Book TP

Mouse Guard Coloring Book TP

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Artist: David Petersen
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $14.99

Experience David Petersen’s beloved comic series Mouse Guard with this lush coloring book.
Featuring over 80 black-and-white illustrations showcasing the intricate detail of the environments, cities, and characters from across the Mouse Territories.

In Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one village to another. They see to their duty with fearless dedication so that they may not simply exist, but truly live.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales HC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cory Godbey
Artist: Cory Godbey
Cover Artist: Cory Godbey
Price: $16.99
On Sale: 09/21/16 in comic book shops, 09/27/16 in bookstores

In this children’s storybook, experience the endlessly imaginative world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth through the eyes of its most fantastical and beloved characters!

Witness a day in the life of Sir Didymus, the recklessly heroic fox-terrier; Ludo, the loveable oaf; Hoggle, an ever-loyal companion; and others as they play games, work together, and revel in the magic of the labyrinth.

Written and gorgeously illustrated by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Cory Godbey (Have Courage, Be Kind: The Tale of Cinderella), Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales takes readers deep into the adventure where magic knows no bounds.

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Preview: The Joyners #4 (of 4)

The Joyners #4 (of 4)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: R.J. Ryan
Artist: David Marquez
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Price: $3.99

Final issue! Just as business booms, George Joyner’s private life begins to implode, with devastating, life-threatening consequences for everyone he seems to have come into contact with.

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Preview: Toil and Trouble HC

Toil and Trouble HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Sarah Stone
Price: $29.99

A daring reimagining of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Includes behind-the-scenes material and an extensive guide that draws parallels between the original text and this wholly unique interpretation.

The three fates—Riata, Cait, and Smertae—have always been guiding and protecting Scotland unseen. When there is a disagreement between the sisters, Riata and Smertae will use men as pawns, and Smertae will direct Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have.

Collects the complete six-issue limited series.

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Preview: Mezolith Vol. 2 HC

Mezolith Vol. 2 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ben Haggarty
Artist: Adam Brockbank
Cover Artist: Adam Brockbank
Price: $24.99

Archaia is proud to present the worldwide debut of the second volume in Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank’s stunning series of adventure set 10,000 years in the past. The Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Step by step, Poika’s journey into manhood continues—caught in a mesh of tribal hunts, gatherings, and feasts determined by the waxing and waning of 13 moons. The boundary between the real and imagined worlds blur as more and more of the Kansa cosmology is revealed in the dreams, nightmares, and ancestral beauty of Mezolith.

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