Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Giants #1

Writer: Conor Nolan Artist: Conor Nolan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

* A collection of mythic tales of when giants roamed the Earth, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson's beloved television series.
* In this first issue, rising newcomer Conor Nolan reimagines the"The Peach's Son," a Japanese tale of a giant who was raised by humans but never accepted by them.
* When a nearby village is overrun with evil beings, the giant will take a chance to be a hero and prove himself to be part of the community he calls home.
* Upcoming issues will include stories by Brandon Dayton, Feifei Ruan, and more!

  • 8.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 11, 2016

    On his way, he befriends a motley crew of friends, ranging from a starving dog, a greedy monkey, and a crownless king swan, the story focuses on accepting those that are different than us, because deep down, they arent as different you might think. Nolans work here is great, from script to panels, and is a story ripe for all ages. This is a great start to the mini series: an upbeat, lighthearted story of morals and understanding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Dec 8, 2016

    The Storyteller: Giants #1 is a must read for any fans of the series or for any lover of folk tales. I can't think of any other series which presents these old tales with the level of dedication to the source material. You simply cannot beat it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Dec 10, 2016

    I will recommend that people interested in this comic also try to find a version of the original story to fill in more details; the creatures the giant meets on his journey were not as tame as they were in the comic. Each creature is not fond of the other, but they put their differences aside to make things right. I'm interested to see what story will be released next, so I have asked my local comic shop to put aside the rest of the mini-series for me as the issues come out. Nolan's art and writing style are easy to follow and I can see something like this being read by people of all ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 7, 2016

    Overall, this is just a lovely read, full of joy, love and just the right amount of adventure – and on top of all that, it carries a wonderfully effective message. With that said, whilst one can of course acquire, read and enjoy the book as a grown up, if youve small humans in your life, this is most certainly a book that you can and should share with them, especially if youre looking for something other than the grimndark capesncowls. The only shame I can think of is that Nolan isnt going to be a continuing writer/artist – but such is the nature of anthology series such as this. Im definitely looking forward to next months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Dec 7, 2016

    This story is perfect for anyone who enjoys not only a moralistic folk tale, but a story with a lot of imagination. Readers of all ages will enjoy this beautiful story of the value of friendship and the comfort of home. This issue was just released today, so make sure to head out to your local comic book shop (comicshoplocator.com) and give it a read! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Dec 8, 2016

    An enjoyable read, nicely adapting both the classic show and folk tale, with very solid artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Lindsey Mott Dec 5, 2016

    There is nothing particularly groundbreaking about THE STORYTELLER: GIANTS #1. In fact, its exactly what you'd expect it to be. That's kind of the point. Its tone is familiar and heartwarming, and its art is welcoming and beautiful. For Henson fans old and new alike, THE STORYTELLER: GIANTS #1 is an enjoyable, comforting read that effectively taps into this legendary artist's creativity and humor. Read Full Review

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