Comic Review: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens (BOOM! Studios)

BOOM! Studios release another story based on The Dark Crystal series which is The Storyteller Sirens the graphic novel. Well, there can’t be one decent Jim Henson’s series, can it? […]

BOOM! Studios release another story based on The Dark Crystal series which is The Storyteller Sirens the graphic novel.

Well, there can’t be one decent Jim Henson’s series, can it? The Storyteller is based on a family tv show in 1988 while the tv series adapts a lot of live-action puppet shows, and now turned into a comic book in the modern age. Basically there are several stories that contained The Storyteller, because that’s what its all about, telling stories about some European folk tales that are told by an old man named John Hurt with his talking dog that is almost smarter than the owner for some reason. There are some various writers and artists who made those stories that I can’t name all of them, but enough of that I’ll get on with this graphic novel.

The front cover shows a series of undersea creatures around the background with its monochrome Emerald Splash greenish color. Here we are the fishes surrounding the beautiful mermaid which she can stare you entirely as if she begs you to buy this book. And on the bottom of the background shows John Hurt and his dog itself on the front cover like they introduced his own logo. As I said, there are some various stories to be told from The Storyteller series, there is a fisherman who spent all his day fishing and earning money just to feed his family right until he found a singing mermaid along the shore. And even when he’s keeping her chained, he asked the mermaid to sing for him just to make him feel happier than ever. But then everything for him, and his family left him over some mermaid who actually forced to sing. He misses his own family, so he traveled around the world for work and getting more money. It’s a huge ordeal just to see what adventures lie up ahead in order to be happy, right until he found his daughter singing on the stage back home. If I were to be happy, I’d rather spend my whole life at home with friends and family than some measly rare creature that can sing, well I do. There are some other stories besides the mermaid, like the snake empress who actually looked like the female version of Paul Bunyan and Medusa for some reason, even so, she actually created civilization and nature. A girl who befriended with some seals and turned out to be humans when she grew up. And all other tales that actually related to some undersea stories.

Making the series to a comic book adaption is possibly much greater to look back to your childhood and happen to have more stories at hand. The artwork is amazing though, right off the bat, the front cover art is actually much more beautiful than I’ve ever seen. And the panels of the comic that I’m seeing is far the godliest beautiful piece of art that I’ve ever seen. There’s no other explanation because all these illustrations follow the story so easily for the readers. And the story, there’s nothing much else to say because all this storytelling makes a difference for the readers to know how great these European mythology stories can be. If you rather want to experience something from your childhood before watching Goosebumps, then this graphic novel is just for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.