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Meet Joe Death

Somewhere between Mike Mignola, A Fistful of Dollars, and Johnny Cash’s Ghost Riders in the Sky, rides the gray man, consequential king, Joseph Bones, Shadow of Death! A lone gun story silhouetted against the surreal desert valley where ghost and ghoul, witch and prophet, mystery and dream, ebb in and out. Joe Death and the Graven Image wanders the tombstoned road, poking at the fabric of life, loss, retribution, redemption, and the keys to paradise.

The cleanup of the massacred town isn’t Joe’s first rodeo, but the one life taken by the bandit Scary Harry is. Can he and his friends outsmart Harry’s hellraisers and win back the babe? Life from death? The ultimate magic trick, restoring Joe to the straight and the narrow?

Debut author and artist Benjamin Schipper dives deep into the reaper’s tale, employing a beautiful and quirky style that gives this macabre odyssey all the heart, humor, and tension essential to a modern masterpiece.

Joe Death and the Graven Image goes on sale, September 30, 2020. This 152-page paperback graphic novel will retail at $19.99.

Joe Death and the Graven Image

Preview: Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Fairies HC

Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Fairies HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
Colorists: Dan Jackson, Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $24.99

It’s not the stories you tell, but how they are told.

The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies showcases four enchanting tales of fairies and their mystical realms, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

Featuring an eclectic set of stories by some of today’s most original talent, including Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), and introducing Benjamin Schipper and Celia Lowenthal, this stunning hardcover edition also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process and care taken in adapting each of the these timeless tales.

Collects the complete 4-issue series.

Preview: Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Fairies #2 (of 4)

Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Fairies #2 (of 4)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Benjamin Schipper
Artist: Benjamin Schipper
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Benjamin Schipper
Subscription Cover: Sas Milledge

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…

Jim Henson’s ‘The Storyteller’ Expands with Debut of ‘Fairies’ in December 2017

BOOM! Studios and The Jim Henson Company have announced 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, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, and Celia Lowenthal.

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).

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. Future issues will focus on fairies from Hawaiian and Danish folklore.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies #1 features covers by Matt Smith and Sas Milledge.