Written by: Daniel Bayliss , Fabian Rangel Jr. Art by: Daniel Bayliss
What’s to Love: We explored the many different myths and legends about witches in Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, and we’re thrilled to rejoin the Storyteller and his faithful dog as they explore a whole new set of stories about dragons from talented creators with beautiful and unique styles. What It Is: Dragons have taken many different shapes in cultures across the world, from serpents and worms to thunderbirds and the classic European firebreather. In this first issue, Fabian Rangel Jr. (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) bring us Son of the Serpent, inspired by Native American stories about the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird.
Written by: Nathan Pride Art by: Nathan Pride
Nathan Pride tells the tale of The Worm of Lambton. A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it.
Written by: Hannah Christenson Art by: Hannah Christenson
Hannah Christenson (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) presents Albina, the gender-swapped retelling of the Russian folktale wherein a legendary warrior and her servant face the three-headed dragon Tugarin Zmey.
Written by: Jorge Corona Art by: Jorge Corona
Final issue! Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-winner Jorge Corona (We Are Robin, Feathers) presents the tale “Samurai’s Sacrifice,” based on the Japanese folklore of the dragon Yofune Nushi and the young girl who faced him to protect her village.