BOOM! Studios announced JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SHAPESHIFTERS, a brand new four-issue comic book series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. Each issue will feature a new creative team, with the first issue by writer Andre R. Frattino (Simon Says: Nazi Hunter), artist Nori Retherford, colorist Kieran Quigley and letterer Jim Campbell, spinning a fresh new tale about the ancient Celtic myth of the swan Children of Lir, available in March 2022.
Fans of this enchanting series can look forward to stories about shapeshifters of lore by acclaimed creative teams such as award-winning author Darcie Little Badger (Elatsoe) with artist Alexandra Fastovets (Genu) and colorist James Fenner (The Sacrifice ofDarkness), illustrator and cartoonist Em Niwa, and comics writer Deron Bennett (Quixote) with artist Bruka Jones (Perdita Aside).
In JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SHAPESHIFTERS #1, Dain, a nefarious, power-hungry magic user and Lir’s brother-in-law, plots to steal the throne from Lir and his family by turning Lir’s children into swans and ascending the throne himself. While Fionna, the eldest child, attempts to find a way to break their curse, the swan-children are forced to wander near and far for nearly a thousand years. They endure much hardship and sorrow but face the curse together . . . finding solace and strength in one another.
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: SHAPESHIFTERS #1 will feature main cover art by illustrator Mike del Mundo (House of Slaughter) and variant cover art by artist Mateus Manhanini (Miles Morales: Spider-Man).