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Posted - 12/07/2016 :  07:37:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Richv1's Homepage  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

Title: The Storyteller: Giant # 1
Publisher: Archaia
Story & Art by: Conor Nolan
Letters by: Warren Montgomery
Cover by: Conor Nolan
Variant Cover by: Karl Kerschl
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: A couple find a child inside of a peach and they take him as their own to raise. The child does grow and grow.
The boy giant has a good heart and when others need help he is there for them. The giant does get an adventure to go on and along the way picks up a few new friends. These friends are a various group of animals that will not be expected.
Here the giant is a friendly one. The boy giant helps out some people in need and makes some new friends along the way. He may be tall but he is not scary.
The art has a rough look to it which suits the time period of the story.
The narrator of this tale and his talking dog do add a nice touch to the overall presentation.

Title: The Storyteller: Giant # 2
Publisher: Archaia
Story & Art by: Brandon Dayton
Coloring Assistance by: Spencer Holt
Cover by: Brandon Dayton
Variant Cover by: Karl Kerschl
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: A Tailor had sons and a daughter. He left his business to his sons and to his daughter his best needle and pin cushion.
The Tailor's daughter has been promised in marriage to a castle owner. The owner of the castle the daughter learns about on her way to him, he is a mean evil giant she is told. She received several magical gifts along the way.
Well the giant is a big man and just and he has one rule only. Which is broken and leads to his downfall.
The Tailor's daughter does find that those like her with a good and kind heart can win over evil. She does in spades. This Tailor's daughter gets it all and so do all those around her. She turned the most dire situation into the best it could be.
The narrator and his dog do add a interesting touch to the telling of this story.

Title: The Storyteller: Giant # 3
Publisher: Archaia
Story & Art by: Jared Cullen
Lettering by: Warren Montgomery
Cover by: Jared Cullen
Spot Illustration by: Sonny Liew
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The Fomoire are tall, strong giants. They destroyed a village and a family. A sister and brother manage to stay together. They are joined by Puka a mysterious spirit in the form of a black fox.
The art is done in soft colors with striking lines. It is done in a childish style.
Story is not all that scary so readers of all ages could enjoy this.
Pru the sister is brave beyond words she faces a giant with a sling shot to protect her brother. The story focuses not on the giant but on family.
It is great the way the narrator and his dog are tried into the story and how it ends. It is always great to have a friend by a warm fire.

Title: The Storyteller: Giant # 4
Publisher: Archaia
Story & Art by: Feifei Ruan
Cover by: Feifei Ruan
Spot Illustration by: Sonny Liew
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The art is done in an old style using two colors only. It has a unique look to it that is beautiful.
We are shown a fisherman catching fish when something strange happens. The fish need his help and being a kind and caring man he does just that.
A Giant King has taken over a kingdom. It is such a sad tale. One filled with woe. You will feel pity for this Giant King but also for those he takes out his frustrations on.
The fisherman is a brave soul and acts as he sees best to protect others.
The story and art both work so well together and flow smoothly.

Richard Vasseur
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