Anyway, Archaia is doing their Storyteller series and is on comic book number 4 of 4. It’s a good one and is based on an unpublished episode from the TV series. It follows the setup of the TV show seamlessly, with the Storyeller and his dog in a dark room. Introducing the story with identical nuance and language . . . it’s a bit like stepping back to 1988 and watching a new episode.
The story is about Vasilissa, a girl who lives deep in the woods, in a village forgotten by God. She has the life of Cinderella (which I suspect was lifted from this old tale) and encounters Baba Yaga, a witch that lives in the woods. Stuff and things, yada yada yada, the end. I don’t do spoilers.
Anyway, you want my opinion? This stuff is great. Issue #4 is incredible, but so were #1-#3. If you are 35-45 years old (or a hipster) and watch/watched the show, then buying this comic is a no-brainer. If you don’t know the show, I recommend watching it – it’s on the interwebs. Then, you’ll read this comic and likely send me fanmail for telling you about it.
Oh, so the comic is adapted and illustrated by Jeff Stokely. He’s a talented fellow. You might know his work, Six-Gun Gorilla. If you don’t, you should. Anyway, he does his thing – which is to say he makes great art which takes you away. I was immersed in the world, and it was a combination of the art and dialogue which did it.
So, buy the comic. It’s good.