Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Sirens #4
Written by Aud Koch
Art by Aud Koch
Letters by Jim Campbell
The Rundown: The Storyteller tells his faithful companion a new tale about the cost of making a deal and forgetting its terms.
The small village of Wochara on the Rhine river has enjoyed years of success and prosperity mainly due to the village’s relationship with Lorelei, the Lady of the River. Lorelei provides the village with gold that washes onto the shore from her kingdom and the only price she asks is every year a husband be presented to her.
The villagers comply and the legend of what happens to the husbands of Lorelei becomes a tale in itself until a Forest Witch goes to find the truth when the man she loves is chosen to be the next husband.
The Story: Aud Koch tells a beautiful story in this issue. Everything from the pace to the dialogue is great. The story has a lilting, lyrical quality to it and it’s told in a way where you can almost hear the voice of John Hurt reading the story to you.
The Art: Koch’s art is amazingly detailed. So many of the panels look like beautifully drawn paintings filled with light and color. A great looking issue.