RICH REVIEWS: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters # 1
Title: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters # 1
Publisher: Archaia/BOOM! Studios
Story by: Jonathan Rivera
Art by: Jade Zhany
Letters by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Peach Momoko
Variant Covers by: Dani Pendergast, Peach Momoko
Spot Illustration by: Sonny Liew
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Anansi has had a taste of wisdom and desires more. His father gives him three tasks to do so he may control the doling out of wisdom through stories. His first two tasks are easily accomplished. Anansi finds having gained his goal he has become too prideful. It takes a series of events and his own son to make him realize how he has acted. Anansi learns that all the wisdom in the world does not make him wise so he decides to act wisely. This does make him wise.
More emotion in the storytelling is needed here. Yes, the man cares just he does come across as a bit bored with what he is saying and the art shows this from his expressions.
The art does showcase the characters beautifully. The mythical being is drawn with a touch of imagination as if they are not real yet here act real. a little more focal on the art would have been nice to see.
The man the Storyteller and his dog are the best part of this series the man presents the story to his dog and both enjoy its telling.