Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #2

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #2

Writer: Kyla Vanderklugt Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Kyla Vanderklugt, artist of SPERA and Archaia's 2014 Free Comic Book Day LABYRINTH story, tells the beautiful Japanese tale of "The Snow Witch" in a gorgeous horizontal format standalone issue. When an old woodcutter and his young apprentice are caught in a blizzard, a mysterious woman dressed in white appears and freezes the woodcutter to death before eating his soul. She spares the apprentice if he vows never to tell of what he has seen. but keeping his word may not be so easy when he falls in love.

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Michele Howe Oct 18, 2014

    The Snow Witch is a magnificent example of what can be achieved in contemporary comics " a beautifully illustrated, suspenseful story that has the feel of a long familiar, well loved fairy tale yet is entirely modern and new. The Storyteller miniseries is one of the most unique offerings in ongoing comics, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jordanne MacDonald Oct 15, 2014

    Witches #2 is another wonderful entry into the series and has beautiful art to match. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Oct 17, 2014

    The Storyteller: Witches is a great example of how comics, as a medium, don't need to rise and fall on complex narratives or multilayered characters. As I mentioned both the characters and story of The Storyteller: Witches are relatively simple but the manner in which they are presented is an amazing work of art, both in terms of the actual artwork itself and the tone and atmosphere created by Vanderklugt's diction and pacing. It's a triumph of a comic and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Oct 17, 2014

    As this series stands, there is still almost nothing here to tie this into Jim Henson, only using the franchise name as a boost to sell some extra issues about fairy tales. The first issue didnt do the man much justice, but the second issue at least captures the quality if not the content that he would be known for. This second issue does redeem the series though, and with this more successful adaptation it makes me wonder what the series might hold for its remaining two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Oct 30, 2014

    Again, the only real complaint I could find to argue is that its pretty easy to figure out how the story will resolve itself and that perhaps as a stand alone issue it could stand to be a bit longer. But when it comes with such gorgeous artwork, I'll frankly take what I can get. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Oct 15, 2014

    The beautiful simplicity of the story lends itself to a wonderful bedtime yarn for children. So far, this series has been outstanding in its presentation and genuine quality. While the art looks like traditional Asian fare (think of a style as seen in Samurai Jack), the true value of The Storyteller: Witches comes from the choice of stories that entertain without having the need to default to the Western tradition of closing with a neat and tidy ending. Read Full Review

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