Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Ghosts #1

Writer: Mark Laszlo Artist: Mark Laszlo Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Within Scandanavian folklore, there exists a vengeful ghost known as a Myling. A man traveling at night comes across a haunting cry from within the forest. He enters it to find a spirit who demands to be carried to its proper burial site. The man agrees, but as he travels forth, the spirit's grip tightens... it grows in size...and the man's gait slows. Can he unburden himself of this terrifying weight before it brings him down for good?

  • 8.7
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 10, 2020

    This is a well crafted story and mythos that could stand with most traditional terror tales. Jim Henson's The Storyteller " The Myling is a both a wonderful return to a classic show while also providing it with a increase in intensity. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Mar 20, 2020

    This debut issue reminded quite a bit of Alvin Schwartz' Scary Stories. The illustrations are creepy and the tale itself is dark. But it's a safer dark than what's going on in our Covid-19 restricted world. If the young reader in your life is needing a fright, turn to this short story rather than turning on the evening news! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 11, 2020

    Jim Hensons The Storyteller: Ghosts #1 provides an adequate story, complemented by a lovely visual presentation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 9, 2020

    This is sure to appeal to horror fans. Fans of the original Jim Henson’s The storyteller won’t be disappointed, but it’s equally accessible if you’ve never come across the original. The tale is tragic and haunting, it delivers everything you could want from it. If the rest of this anthology turns out as good as this debut issue this series will be a must have. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 16, 2020

    The overall story may not be too original, but artwork and colors help raise this chilly ghost story up in the end of winter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 10, 2020

    Im really disappointed. This is an opportunity to build a fantastic series in a world where folk horror has had something of a revival, but in a field of competition that includes titles such as Hellboy, Harrow County, Wytches, Redlands, or Hillbilly (to name but a few), this just isnt good enough, and that is a huge shame, as it really should be better. Read Full Review

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