Jim Henson’s The StoryTeller: Trickster’s #1
BOOM! Studios / Archaia
Written by Jonathan Rivera
Art by Jade Zhang
Letters by Jim Campbell
The Rundown: The Storyteller comforts his companion after a scare. Anansi the spider goes on a quest to obtain a wealth of knowledge.
After the discovery of an intruder, The Storyteller indulges his friend in a tale of adventure. We then learn the history of Anansi, the spider. When Anansi desires a magical object, he is given three tasks to prove his worth. He must then decide how best to complete his difficult assignments.
The Story: Jonathan Rivera spins a captivating tale of adventure. Using the Storyteller to emphasize certain aspects of the story was brilliant. It creates an interesting way to point out a moral without pretense. It’s very reminiscent of the Jim Henson stories I watched as a child. I found it very enjoyable and I am excited to read more issues in the series.
The Art: Jade Zhang uses a complicated array of eye-catching, watercolor style designs in this issue. The color palates are lovely. And aide tremendously in differentiating the different character arcs. These panels create an engaging experience that really draws you into the story.