David Bowie was a man of abundant talent but many remember him most for his portrayal of Jareth the the Goblin King in the 1980s film Labyrinth. Fans often wished the Goblins would take them away to Jareth’s fantastical world after seeing this film. Soon, a new comic is set to help grant this wish and so much more.
Released by Archaia, a subgroup of Boom! Studios, the new comic, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is set to be released in February of 2018. It will help to showcase how Jareth found himself in the Labyrinth and how he eventually earned the title of the Goblin King. Writer Simon Spurrier (X-Force, The Spire) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Big Trouble in Little China) are set to work on the series and make sure fans get what they want. The series will be presented with flashbacks as Jareth tells the baby Toby of what brought him to his current position. The series is set to be ongoing so there is a chance after the initial arc, the comic will keep going past where the movie left off and help to flush out the world of Labyrinth even more.
You can take a look at three of issue 1’s covers, first revealed on EW, right here:
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth #1
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Subscription Cover: Rebekah Isaacs
Variant Cover 1: Laurent Durieux
Variant Cover 2: Jill Thompson
Variant Cover 3: Bill Sienkiewicz
Format: 32 pages, full color
On sale: February 2018
- Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal) and Daniel Bayliss (Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Dragons, Kennel Block Blues) present a magical look into the world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.
- Before Sarah braved the Labyrinth to save her brother, another young woman sought to save a young boy named Jareth from the clutches of the Goblins.
- Set in 18th-century Venice, Italy, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is a striking look into the history of the Labyrinth itself, and what happens to the little boys who don’t get rescued.
- This is the untold history of the Goblin King.
The Archaia publication house is not new to working on Jim Henson properties as they also helped to launch the well received, The Power of the Dark Crystal (also written by Simon Spurrier) earlier this year. If the new Labyrinth series is anything like their other releases, fans have nothing to worry about with the upcoming release. Make sure to return to Monkeys Fighting Robots in the upcoming future for a full review of this highly anticipated series. And remember, “should you need us for any reason at all…”
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