Would You Imprison Beauty? Our First Look At Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens #1

by Hannah Means Shannon

We’re thrilled to debut a First Look at upcoming four issue series Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens to be published by Archaia at Boom! Studios.
The series is based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and features a story about “a cold, cruel fisherman and his captured siren”. The first issue will be available in stores in April 2019.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens is brought to us by writer Bartosz Sztybor and stellar artist Jakub Rebelka (Judas).

Boom! Studios explains that the tale concerns…

…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.

The first issue of the series features a main connecting cover by Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Tales) and a variant cover by artist Jakub Rebelka.
Cameron Chittock, Editor at Boom! Studios says:

Bartosz and Jakub deliver a stunning story about ambition, greed, and the consequences of misplaced values. Like the best episodes of Jim Henson’s beloved television show, SIRENS #1 is an undeniably human tale, told with dazzling creativity.

Here’s our First Look at the interior art on issue #1!

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens is the latest release from Boom! Studios’ 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) or at the Boom! Studios webstore. 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 #1 and more from Archaia, visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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