In Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters, the ongoing four-issue anthology series from BOOM! Studios imprint Archaia, readers get four different stories about famous mythological tricksters. In the upcoming third issue will tell a tale of Reynard the fox by Amal El-Mohtar (This is How You Lose the Time War), Isa Hanssen, and lettered by Jim Campbell, with a main cover by Peach Momoko. You can pick up issue #3 at your local comic shop beginning May 19th, 2021, but today, The Beat is pleased to present your exclusive first look.

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Tricksters #3
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #3 main cover by Momoko.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #3

The anthology series is based on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, the Emmy Award-winning television show.

In the Tricksters miniseries, stories about legendary mythological tricksters from around the globe are shared, with the first issue, by Jade Zhang and Jonathan Rivera, telling a tale of Anasi, and the second issue, by Erin Kubo ad Jordan Ifueko, telling a story about Eshu, god of mischief.

In the third issue, Reynard the fox may be penniless, but he nevertheless brags to Stork that he has a plan to make plenty of money at the market. But will his scheme backfire? And if so, who will pick up the bill?

In addition to the main cover, there will also be a variant by Dani Pendergast.

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Tricksters #3
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #3 variant cover by Pendergast.

And you’ll want to return to your local comic shop again in June, when Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #4 by Robin Kaplan and A.L. Kaplan arrives, which recounts the story of Thor and Loki crashing a wedding.

Reynard arrives May 19th!

You can read the press release from BOOM! Studios in its entirety if you scroll past the preview pages. Will you be heading to market (or possibly to the BOOM! Studios website) to get yourself a copy of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #3?

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Discover Amal El-Mohtar and Isa Hanssen’s Mischievous Tale of a Con-Man Fox in May 2021 

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 3, 2021) – BOOM! Studios revealed today the first look of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #3, the next issue of the new comic book series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, presenting several extraordinary folk tales of legendary tricksters from the four corners of the world. Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Amal El-Mohtar (This is How You Lose The Time War), artist Isa Hanssen, and letterer Jim Campbell present the next standalone chapter of this epic limited series, available in May 2021.

Meet Reynard, a wily but penniless fox who boasts to his learned friend Stork that he will make himself a fortune at the market, despite having nothing to sell but an empty pouch. But Reynard’s scheme may come with terrible consequences, both for the customers he cons and for the con-man himself…

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #3 will feature main cover art by artist Peach Momoko (Power Rangers) and variant cover art by artist Dani Pendergast (NPR).

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, as well as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.

Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #3 will be available for sale on May 19, 2021 at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

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