Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghost Stories # 1 review.
Synopsis: In Scandinavian folklore, there exists a vengeful ghost known as the 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 moves slower and slower. Can he unburden himself of this terrifying weight before it brings him down for good?
Boom! Studios has a true horror comic headed our way on March 11th with Jim Henson’s newest entry of The Storyteller: Ghosts # 1 is from cartoonist Márk László, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell.
The first of a four-issue anthology mini-series based on the Emmy Award-winning television show The Storyteller: Ghost Stories sets the tone with a morbid tale of the Myling. Traditionally the issue begins with The Storyteller and their canine companion which right here should be a BIG selling point in which there’s a talking dog. My eyes absolutely lit up instantly. As fun as it was, I will admit it was short-lived.
Henson’s story takes a dark twist down a path of pain, sacrifice, and unimaginable loss. All this is fueled by the artwork both of which are credited to Márk László. Patricio Delpeche’s color choices are just extraordinary and lift this issue to unmeasurable heights that give us a captivating tale that is in part delightful but delves into a true horror story that spans a lifetime.
Look out for issue # 1 of The Storyteller l: Ghost Stories at your local comic shop on March 11th and you can always get your digital copy from Comixology or directly from Boom! Studios.