Tricksters, your time has arrived! In the fourth issue of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters by Robin Kaplan (The City on The Other Side) and A.L. Kaplan (Full-Spectrum Therapy), with letters by Jim Campbell, the Norse trickster god Loki teams up with the Norse god of thunder, Thor… but in order to retrieve his hammer, Thor will have utilize his brains rather than his brawn! The issue will be available at your local comic shop on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, but you can get your first look at this issue today, right here at The Beat.
This is the fourth entry in the Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters anthology series, which has featured a different creative team for each issue.
The series is based on the Emmy Award-winning television series from Jim Henson Studios.
In the first issue, by Jade Zhang and Jonathan Rivera, readers enjoyed a tale of Anasi, the most legendary trickster of all.
In the second issue, by Erin Kubo and Jordan Ifueko, an innocent girl came face to face with Eshu, god of mischief…. but was she really so innocent?
And in the third issue, by Amal El-Mohtar and Isa Hanssen, Reynard the Fox took part in a scheme with some terrible consequences.
A HC Collection
If you’d rather read all four tales in a single volume, a hardcover collection of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters, collecting all four issues, has also been announced. The collection will be available at your local comic book shop beginning November 24th, 2021.
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Your First Look at JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #4 from BOOM! Studios
Discover Robin and A.L. Kaplan’s Mischievous Loki and Thor Team-up in June 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 28, 2021) – BOOM! Studios revealed today the first look of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #4, the final issue of the new comic book series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, presenting several extraordinary folk tales of legendary tricksters from the four corners of the world. Real-life siblings Robin Kaplan (The City on The Other Side) and A.L. Kaplan (Full-Spectrum Therapy) present the next standalone chapter of the Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series, available in June 2021.
Can the Norse trickster god, Loki, get the legendary god of thunder, Thor, to embrace his feminine side? When Thor’s hammer ends up in the possession of the King of the Giants, only his clever brother will be able to aid him in retrieving it, but only if Thor can use his brains rather than his brawn.
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #4 will feature main cover art by artist Peach Momoko (Power Rangers) and variant cover art by artist Dani Pendergast (NPR).
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, as well as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #4 will be available for sale on June 16, 2021 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. Readers can purchase JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS HC, collecting the complete four-issue series, at local comic book shops on November 24, 2021 and bookstores everywhere on November 20, 2021.
ABOUT THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
The Jim Henson Company has remained a leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized 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. The Company is currently in production on Harriet the Spy and a reboot of Fraggle Rock, both for Apple TV+, and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix. Henson’s most recent television credits include Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time for discover+, Earth to Ned for Disney+, Fraggle Rock: Rock On! for Apple TV+, and the Emmy-winning Netflix Original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Other credits include the Emmy®-nominated productions Dinosaur Train (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), as well as Word Party (Netflix), Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), and Doozers (Hulu/Universal Kids). Previous productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, and the sci-fi series Farscape for TV, and the feature films The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney), as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow.
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.