The news of an upcoming Fraggle Rock comic book from Archaia is thrilling for any fan of the whimsical Jim Henson story. The television show from the 80’s has had a bit of a dry spell in regular media but a healthy fan base keeps the wonderful Fraggles in the public mind. This October Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is releasing an all new Fraggle story in the form of a comic book. “Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring” will be a four issue mini-series. For more information, check out the official word from BOOM! and Archaia below:
July 8, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Archaia, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years, invite you to “dance your cares away” with the all-new, comic book limited series FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING. Ever since publishing two FRAGGLE ROCK anthology collections of short stories with The Jim Henson Company several years ago, the publisher has been eager to tell one big, epic, Fraggle-tastic tale.New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS) teams up with FRAGGLE ROCK veteran artist Jake Myler(FRAGGLE ROCK, Orphan Blade) for a fun story that new and longtime fans alike can enjoy.
“It’s so much fun to go to conventions and have people stop at the booth and gasp, ‘That’s Fraggle Rock!’ There are so many fans out there who have grown up loving Wembley, Red, and all of the Fraggles,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Jim Henson created something timeless with Fraggle Rock, and with Archaia’s return to single issues going strong with titles like HACKTIVIST and THE LAST BROADCAST, we thought this was the perfect all-ages title to add to the mix. Kate and Jake are the perfect team, and the Fraggles are going on one of their greatest adventures yet.”
The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs, and dance their cares away! Whether it’s ADVENTURE TIME, MOUSE GUARD, orAmulet ,comics fans are coming out for all-ages stories. No one mastered that art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of FRAGGLE ROCK remain some of his most beloved creations. Leth and Myler have spun a hilarious, super fun story for both longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.
When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before!
Archaia’s FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on October 8th with a cover price of $3.99. The main cover will be illustrated by series artist Jake Myler, with a retailer incentive cover by Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Usecomicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!