Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Tricksters #1

Writer: Jonathan Rivera Artist: Jade Zhang Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 17, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The Storyteller and his faithful dog take shelter one night from a storm, when the dog becomes scared of a large spider who is also occupying the shelter.

Now, discover the story of Anansi, the spider-god, and his quest to free all stories from his father, the sky god Nyame.

But when Anansi becomes the keeper of all stories, he hordes them until his son confronts them to free the knowledge that could change the world!

Jonathan Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye) and Jade Zhang begin the next Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series here, with a different acclaimed creative team on each issue!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Mar 26, 2021

    The stories of more tricksters wait to be told. Their legacy and importance are entrusted to the knowing talents of a Storyteller, his dog, and a team of conscientious innovators. Read these stories again for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 17, 2021

    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. Its 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.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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Mar 17, 2021

    Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Tricksters #1is a lovely retelling of a classic myth set within an endearing frame story. I have no attachment to the originalThe Storyteller,but I do feel endeared by him in this comic. It has me excited to read the rest of the anthology and to recommend this first edition. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Mar 25, 2021

    Overall, this was a great retelling of a legend that I was already familiar with. Great respect was taken in bringing the legend to life in a way that is both entertaining and informational. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 18, 2021

    Deciding to detail the earliest of stories, Jonathan Rivera's story is of, to quote the Storyteller, "our very existence." Jade Zhang does a fantastic job detailing this epic folktale as this West African deity has no shortage of adventures to relate. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 17, 2021

    This comic book gives a glimpse into Akan folklore and a new culture worth of stories! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Mar 18, 2021

    Overall I very much enjoyed this story. While the length of the issue is not going to compete with Tolkien, the complete story is enjoyable and coherent. I would recommend this to people who are possibly looking for something a little different to break up the normality of their day to day reads. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Mar 19, 2021

    Overall, Tricksters looks to be another fine, and welcomed, addition to Jim Hensons The Storyteller line. As I say, this provides an easily acccessible gateway into folkloric myth from around the world that might otherwise be difficult to source. Ill be looking forward to sharing these with the kids, and I think thats part of the charm of these continuing the storytelling tradition with a new audience. Read Full Review

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