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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #1

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The Jim Henson's Storyteller comics are based on the television show The Storyteller which first aired in 1987. Each episode the story teller (played by John Hurt) sat by the fire, and told a story, usually based on an obscure European folk tale, which was then shown using puppets. The stories were magical, mystical and sometimes very creepy.

The Storyteller: Witches is a four part series focusing only on the stories about witches. Issue one is The Magic Swan Goose & the Lord of the Forest. It is written by S.M. Vidaurri, the writer and watercolor illustrator behind the graphic novel Iron: or the War After.

It is the story of a young princess who loves the forest near the castle where she lives and is willing to make a sacrifice to protect her brother, the prince from the beings who live there. The story is whimsical and positive, and the art is so beautiful that although I bought the digital edition of the first issue, I may upgrade to the physical book version of the complete Witches graphic novel just to have it to leaf through and get a really good look at all the pictures.

The Storyteller: Witches should appeal to lovers of fairy tales as well as any nostalgic fans of the Storyteller TV show. If you enjoy this series, you might also like The Storyteller: Giants, The Storyteller: Fairies, and The Storyteller: Dragons.

Rating: 4/5
Published: September 2014

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