There have been three series of comic books based on Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series. A series published in Poland between 1993 and 1995, a 2011 miniseries published by Egmont, and the currently ongoing series published by Dark Horse Comics, started in 2014. The latter two series are part of CD Projekt's The Witcher franchise.
Parowski/Polch series[edit | edit source]
From 1993-1995, 6 issues of The Witcher comic books, based on Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher short stories, was published in Poland. They were written by Maciej Parowski and illustrated by Bogusław Polch.
The original issues were (in order of publication):
- Droga bez powrotu (A Road with No Return, based on the short story Droga, z której się nie wraca)
- Geralt comic (based on the short story "The Witcher")
- Mniejsze zło (based on the short story "The Lesser Evil")
- Ostatnie życzenie (based on the short story "The Last Wish")
- Granica możliwości (based on a short story "The Bounds of Reason")
- Zdrada (The Betrayal, not based on a short story, but on an outline by Andrzej Sapkowski)
In 2001, the graphic novels were collected in 2 hardcover volumes, in the order of internal chronology:
Volume 1[edit | edit source]
- Droga bez powrotu
Volume 2[edit | edit source]
- Mniejsze zło
- Ostatnie życzenie
- Granica możliwości
CD Projekt franchise[edit | edit source]
Since 2011, new Witcher comics are being released as part of CD Projekt's franchise. The depiction of Geralt and other characters in these comics are based on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video games and are authorized by CD Projekt. They are not in any way related to the previous Parowski/Polch series.
Egmont series[edit | edit source]
In 2011, Egmont released a 2-part comic book not based on any of the novels or short stories (instead containing a new adventure for Geralt). It was written by Michał Gałek, illustrated by Arkadiusz Klimek, and colorized by Łukasz Poller.
Standalone[edit | edit source]
Late on in 2015, a separate comic was released by CD Projekt that expanded on CD Projekt's storyline after the events in the second game.
Dark Horse series[edit | edit source]
Dark Horse Comics released one set of comic series in 2015 to 2016 made up of 4 comics written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Joe Querio. While the first storyline, House of Glass, is an original story, the second one, Fox Children, is an adaptation of one of the chapters of Andrzej Sapkowski's Season of Storms novel.
In September 2018, it was announced Dark Horse Comics would return with another 4 part comic starting in December 2018, this time written by Aleksandra Motyka with art by Marianna Strychowska. The 4th and final part was released in April 2019.
Polapaz-IsisT series[edit | edit source]
On April 8, 2016, CD Projekt RED started a new comics mini series on their Facebook site with four comic strips, written by CDPR team and drawn by Polapaz-IsisT.
Novel-based series[edit | edit source]
A new series covering the events of novel series was to be written by Maciej Parowski and illustrated originally by Przemysław Truściński (who also created concept art for The Witcher), and later by Marek Oleksicki. This series was apparently canceled.
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