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Exclusive: Archaia Announces ‘Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons’


Jim Henson's The Storyteller is in contention for the title of greatest TV show ever made --- it's basically between that, The Wire, Deadwood, and The Great British Bake-Off. Originally running for just one season of nine episodes in the late 1980s, the show combined European folklore, Jim Henson's muppetry, and respected British character actors like John Hurt, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, Brenda Blethyn, and Jennifer Saunders, to spin standalone traditional tales that, watched once, would stay with you forever.

Archaia first revived the brand in 2011 as part of its Jim Henson line, with some of the best up-and-coming creators spinning their own takes on classic folktales in comics form. More amazing creators stepped up to conjure occult yarns for 2014's The Storyteller: Witches, and now ComicsAlliance can exclusively reveal the next installment in Archaia's Storyteller series: The Storyteller: Dragons.

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Roger Langridge To Adapt Unproduced Jim Henson Script, ‘The Magical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow’


A 1968 script by Jim Henson and longtime collaborator Jerry Juhl is finally being produced, as a TV special and as a brand new graphic novel by Snarked, Popeye and The Muppets cartoonist Roger Langridge.

Archaia will publish the Thanksgiving themed graphic novel The Magical Monsters of Turkey Hollow in October, which means the project has a real Henson pedigree. Not only has Langridge produced acclaimed Muppets comics for Archaia parent Boom! Studios, but the graphic novel that really put Archaia on the map in 2011 was Tale of Sand, an adaptation of another unproduced Henson/Juhl script.

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‘Daredevil’ and ‘Tale of Sand’ Lead Nominees for 2012 Eisner Awards


Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards -- popularly known as the Oscars of comics -- to be given out this year during the mighty San Diego convention...

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Comics We Love: Jim Henson’s ‘Tale of Sand’


Before he became famous for his work on Sesame Street and The Muppets, Jim Henson was a veritable Jack-of-all-trades in the artistic field. During the '60s, Henson was not only a master puppeteer; he was a photographer, made television commercials, dabbled in music, created at-home animated movies, and crafted screenplays with writer and friend Jerry Juhl...

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Archaia Plans a Return of the (Goblin) King With ‘Labyrinth’ Prequel Graphic Novel


Archaia plans to expand their line of comics based on the work of the late Jim Henson with an original graphic novel prequel to his 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth, according to an Entertainment Weekly interview with editor-in-chief Stephen Christy...

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Archaia’s ‘Dark Crystal: Creation Myths’ is a Proper Prequel on an Epic Scale [Preview]


On sale this week from Archaia is The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, the first of a three-volume prequel to the events of the cult classic Jim Henson film. Devised by Brian Froud, the conceptual designer behind the original movie, Archaia's Dark Crystal book is not just an unusually handsome and lavishly illustrated graphic novel (even by Archaia's typically high production standards), it's also in my view one of the best attempts at any kind of prequel story I can remember...

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Archaia’s ‘The Storyteller’ Honors Jim Henson with Top Talents [Preview]


On sale this week from Archaia is Jim Henson's The Storyteller Volume 1, a new hardcover anthology based on the Jim Henson television series of the 1980s and early 1990s. Created in full cooperation with the Jim Henson Company, the book features all-new comics by a veritable who's who of fan-favorite creaotrs like Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Tom Fowler, Mike Maihack and Evan Shaner, among others...

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Jim Henson’s Lost ‘Tale Of Sand’ Screenplay Returns As Graphic Novel [20-Page Preview]


Written by Jim Henson and his frequent collaborator Jerry Juhl, Tale Of Sand was a completed 1974 screenplay discovered in the late master's archives. The dark and decidedly surreal story follows an unnamed man who finds himself in a tiny town that, even though it's in the middle of a seemingly endless desert, contains all manners of cultural anachronisms like swinging jazz clubs, monkeys playing cymbals, and hula girls...

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Archaia Reveals New Details About ‘Jim Henson’s A Tale Of Sand’


Archaia showed off a few pieces of Ramón Pérez's art from the graphic novel adaptation of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl's unfilmed screenplay, A Tale of Sand, in their 2011 Free Comic Book Day issue, but aside from those images fans haven't learned much else about the visual side of the title. A few cool n...

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Link Ink: ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Gets 3D, The TARDIS Corset And Lunch From An NES


Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.

International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas...

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