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Exclusive: Preview of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1

Exclusive: Preview of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1

Remember Jim Henson’s The Storyteller? The television series was full of wondrous tales and creatures, and it was just the sort of thing to watch before bed in order to ensure fantastical dreams. If you miss the show, you can experience it again through comics. Archaia has previously released a graphic novel anthology of stories inspired by The Storyteller (it also included an adaptation of a screenplay for the television series by Anthony Minghella), and now they’re offering a new series: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches.

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The first issue will be available on September 17th, but we have an exclusive preview to make the wait more bearable. The series will span four issues in total, and each issue will be a one-shot story. As you might guess from the title, they’ll all feature stories about witches. The tales are inspired by folklore and fairy tales from around the world.

S.M. Vidaurri is both writer and artist on the first issue, and Missy Pena tackles one of the covers. “The Magic Swan Goose & the Lord of the Forest” tells the tale of a young princess. The official synopsis:

When her brother is kidnapped by a witch, a young princess must venture into the mysterious forest beyond the castle. There, the Lord of the Forest, an armor clad spirit who watches over the wilderness, comes to her aid, but the princess must rely on her wits to discover who she can trust before her family is cursed forever.

See the preview in the below gallery:

Images: Archaia

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Comments

  1. John says:

    the moment i saw the anthology a few months back i immediately bought it. it was on sale here in the Netherlands where I’m pretty sure the show never aired so it was dirt cheap. it is absolutely gorgeous. can’t wait to get this one too.

  2. lilypads says:

    Wow this is stunning.

  3. I’m so getting that. Looks fantastic.

  4. SquishyP says:

    Hmm, guess I was confused and thought this was some kind of comic adaption of Roald Dahl’s story “The Witches.” I remember liking the movie and Jim Henson Co. did the puppeteering for the various mice. Feel a little disappointed actually…