Here is a good news for the ones who love the character played by Jamie in Once Upon a Time, The Huntsman. Indeed, even if the writers didn’t really explore his past in the show, a graphic novel will be released on September 4th and it will explore the Huntsman’s forced servitude to the Queen against his will, and how complicated that relationship can be when, during an especially harsh winter, the Queen schemes again to get Snow. The graphic novel is written by Daniel Thomsen, the show’s co-producer and former executive story editor, and Star Wars Legacy scribe Corinna Bechko. The five chapters in the book will be drawn by five different artists, including Nimit Malavia, Vasilis Lolos, Mike Del Mundo, Stephanie Hans and Mike Henderson.
Are you excited to see Jamie in a comic? The website USAtoday inteviewed the writers and here are some information that they gave to the site:
“Would he be able to temper the queen’s evil impulses at all? Would she make him evil?” Thomsen says.
“He’s an interesting character to tackle in that way,” Bechko adds. “He’s very noble and he has a code, but he can’t always stick to that code. The tragic part for him is he knows that. That’s kind of an interesting dichotomy and makes him a really succulent character to write for.”
“And she’s a huge animal lover, and the Huntsman’s backstory was he was raised by wolves and has a particular sensitivity to nature. It seemed like a perfect fit.”
Full synopsis by Marvel Comics:
In ONCE UPON A TIME: SHADOW OF THE QUEEN, the Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman’s heart. With the Huntsman a slave, experience the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship—and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. And when Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past, including an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White?