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
A 6-issue series of The Witcher (Polish: Wiedźmin) comic books (graphic novels) based on Andrzej Sapkowski's witcher short stories was published in Poland in the years 1993-1995, written by Maciej Parowski and illustrated by Bogusław Polch.
The original issues were (in the order of publication):
- Droga bez powrotu (A Road with No Return, based on the short story Droga, z której się nie wraca)
- Geralt (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 of the same title)
- 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
- Droga bez powrotu
Volume 2 Edit
- Mniejsze zło
- Ostatnie życzenie
- Granica możliwości
CD Projekt franchiseEditSince 2011, new Witcher comics are being released as part of CD Projekt's The Witcher franchise. The depiction of Geralt and other characters in these comics is based on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video games and they are authorized by CD Projekt. They are not in any way related to the previous Polch/Parowski series.
A short comic book miniseries, not based on any of the novels or short stories but containing new adventures of Geralt, was released in 2011 by Egmont. It was written by Michał Gałek, illustrated by Arkadiusz Klimek and colorized by Łukasz Poller. Only one two-issue story was published:
Dark Horse series
A new series of comic books, written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Joe Querio and published by Dark Horse Comics, started in March 2014. 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.
With April 8th 2016 CD Projekt RED has started a new comics mini series on their Facebook site with comic strips, written by CDPR team and drawn by Polapaz-IsisT.
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 computer game), and later by Marek Oleksicki. This series was apparently canceled.
|The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski|
|Short story collections|
|Wiedźmin (obsolete) | The Last Wish | Miecz przeznaczenia (The Sword of Destiny) | Coś się kończy, coś się zaczyna (Something Ends, Something Begins)|
|Blood of Elves | Times of Contempt | Baptism of Fire | Wieża Jaskółki (The Tower of the Swallow) | Pani Jeziora (The Lady of the Lake)|
|Wiedźmin (graphic novels) | The Hexer (movie & TV series) | Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni (PnP RPG) | The Witcher (video game) | The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (video game) | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (video game)|