Jim Henson's Tale of Sand #1
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Jim Henson's Tale of Sand #1

Writer: Jim Henson Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $29.95 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

  • 10
    Newsarama - Deniz Cordell Dec 19, 2011

    Bravo to all involved. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Paden Wyatt Dec 28, 2011

    Tale of Sand Reviewer:Paden WyattReview Rating:Imagine youre dreaming, dreaming vividly. Think of cultures clashing, and animals and townsfolk cheering. Jazz music is lively on a hot desert day, and you realize you're at a party. Surprisingly, this party is celebrating you. Its a going away party, and you're leaving. Oh, you didnt know that? Here are some supplies. It is time to go. An adventure is waiting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 15, 2011

    Hopefully people don't see Jim Henson's name and immediately think they know what this book is. This isn't a Muppet caper and no puppet could do these characters justice. This is an existential trip into the mind of a man who does not know his purpose in life and isn't sure how to find it. The masculine enigma that dwells beneath the surface of this book is surreally laid out. Fans of art and stories to discuss heavily need to invest in this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Dec 23, 2011

    Tale of Sand isn't the farthest-reaching fantasy in Henson's legacy, but it also isn't meant to be. It's a personal expression of an artist's anxiety and drive. It was designed to be an experimental film. But in the decades since its conception, new avenues have opened. New artists like Ramon Perez have sprung up. And this screenplay may just have found more resonance than it ever could with a simple change of venue and new collaborators. Seems fitting. That's what rainbow connections are all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 3, 2019

    Ramon K Perez does an excellent job of bringing this story to life visually. With the limited dialogue, this story is uniquely visual in how it lays out. Perez does an excellent job bringing this story and all of its surreal visuals to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 21, 2011

    Henson's untimely death was one of the great tragedies of the entertainment industry. But for his fans, this last month has been a very rewarding time. We know that the Muppets can live on and thrive beyond their creators, and now we know that there are writers and artists capable of bringing Henson's more obscure works to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 7, 2019

    Looking back at my time with Tale of Sand I find myself happy I got to experience it. While it has its shortcomings for me, it was unique and a surreal, often bizarre journey into the unknown. If you have an itch for something truly one of a kind that was born, in part, from one of the great creative minds of the 20th century this book is certainly worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    xmusicsnobx Dec 31, 2016

    Thoroughly interesting. I had no idea what was going on the entire time, and I don't think I was supposed to. The art was mesmerizing. Bouncing back and forth between simple shapes, and detailed masterpieces, really really beautiful.
    But unfortunately, since I didn't have any clue what was happening mostly, it really didn't read like a story to me, or cohesive. What I think was intended to be thought provoking, came across somewhat inane. Not really enough to hook me in. Overall though, a fun read with great illustration.

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Sep 6, 2021

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