Contains a preview of The Witcher: The Ballad of Two Wolves #1, which has mature language and action!Screen Rant is excited to share an exclusive preview of the latest comic in The Witcher franchise. The Witcher: The Ballad of Two Wolves will feature Geralt in a brand-new adventure inspired by classic fairy tales. This is the perfect way for fans to keep abreast of the monster hunter’s exploits while awaiting the hit show’s next season.
The Witcher franchise has spawned many games and comics after initially being released as a novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski. Thus far, Dark Horse Comics has published eight miniseries or graphic novels that take place within the franchise’s universe. These have included Fading Memories, House of Glass, Fox Children, Killing Monsters, Curse of Crows, Of Flesh and Flame, Witch’s Lament, and A Grain of Truth. These have predominantly been original stories told by comic creators, not Sapkowski, apart from Fox Children which is adapted from the Season of Storms anthology. Other comics in the franchise have been published by CD Projekt Red, focusing on the hit video game series that was also inspired by the novels.
The Witcher: The Ballad of Two Wolves has the creative team of Bartosz Sztybor, Miki Montlló, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Previously, Dark Horse Comics shared three variant covers for the first issue, drawn by Jakub Rebelka, Otto Schmidt, and David Lopez. These covers focus on the fairytale elements that inspired the series. Now, fans of Geralt can get a glimpse of what kind of trouble their favorite monster hunter will be getting into. Check out the exclusive preview here:
The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia Returns with a Familiar Companion: Dandelion
Hailed as the greatest monster slayer – the infamous witcher Geralt is beckoned to the town of Grimmwald. When a strange occurrence stirs murmurs of a werewolf on the prowl, rumors spread about the peculiar arrival of three sisters. With a grand mystery and a monster to kill, Dandelion may just find the inspiration he needs to write the perfect ballad.
The preview from Dark Horse Comics features Geralt facing a group of wraiths, before being told about the rumors of a werewolf in Grimmwald. The story includes Geralt’s companion Dandelion, the bard. Dandelion is recognizable from the books and games by this name, but his Polish name – Jaskier – was kept in the Netflix series. The minstrel is seen presenting a ballad focused on Geralt and his adventures, all the while staying out of the ongoing fray. The poetic musician may not be the most capable companion in terms of combat, but he’s sure to provide readers with comedic relief. Noticeable in this preview is the nod to two of the previous Witcher comic series.
This will be Bartosz Sztybor’s third Witcher comic, following The Witcher: Fading Memories and The Witcher: Witch’s Lament – the series that are name-dropped in the preview above. Sztybor is no stranger to Dark Horse Comics series – particularly those relating to video game franchise, and recently wrote three Cyberpunk 2077 series published by Dark Horse: Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team, Cyberpunk 2077: You Have My Word, and Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout. The newest Witcher adventure will span four issues. Fans can check out Geralt’s latest adventure when The Witcher: The Ballad of Two Wolves #1 releases from Dark Horse Comics on December 21.