BOOM! Studios has provided a wonderful first look at JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1.
The press release follows:
Media Release — BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1, the first story in the four-issue comic book series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, about a cold, cruel fisherman and his captured siren, available in stores April 2019.
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1 by writer Bartosz Sztybor and artist Jakub Rebelka (Judas) spins the tale of a successful fisherman whose heart is as cold and unyielding as the coins he treasures above all else, including his wife and daughter. One night he chances upon a beautiful mermaid and bewitched by her voice, he imprisons her, abandoning his family and his life in order to listen to her siren song. But no heart can withstand the beauty of such music for long, and her notes eventually lead the fisherman on a journey to discover what he truly cherishes most in life.
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1 features a main connecting cover by Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Tales) and a variant cover by artist Jakub Rebelka.
“Bartosz and Jakub deliver a stunning story about ambition, greed, and the consequences of misplaced values,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Like the best episodes of Jim Henson’s beloved television show, SIRENS #1 is an undeniably human tale, told with dazzling creativity.”
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Rust by Royden Lepp; Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez; About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1 will be available for sale on April 3, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For more on JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS and more from Archaia, please visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
ABOUT THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), Word Party (Netflix), and Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Universal Kids). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star and Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix). Projects in development include the highly anticipated film Fraggle Rock.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand recently premiered The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix) and is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show. Its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, was released last summer.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.