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Archaia Studios Press is currently working on a graphic novel that will serve as a prequel to the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth.[1] The graphic novel is set for release in on April 9, 2013.[2]

Stephen Christy is overseeing the project, while Brian Froud is serving as an advisor. The graphic novel will be written by Ted Naifeh and Adrianne Ambrose, and illustrated by Cory Godbey.


The novel will tell "the story of how Jareth became the Goblin King."[3] The story is reported to feature a young Jareth who is taken to the Labyrinth by a witch.[4] Jareth will be around the age Sarah was in the original film; Sarah and Toby will not play a significant role in the story.[1]

Editor Stephen Christy has stated the graphic novel will be a "tragic story." While it is still in the early stages of development, there are plans for the novel to integrate music into the plot in some way. David Bowie is being approached by Archaia Comics in order to seek permission to use his likeness, and ascertain if he wishes to have any involvement in the project. [1]

Brian Froud is serving as a creative consultant on the project. Froud will be producing covers for the series, as well as character designs.[1]

It is uncertain how many volumes of the project will be released, with Christy stating that "we might do it as a two-volume thing."[1]

Free Comic Book Day

An unrelated Labyrinth short story, entitled "Hoggle and the Worm," was released by Archaia Comics as part of a collection of stories on Free Comic Book Day on May 5, 2012.[5]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Entertainment Weekly
  3. Weekly
  4. Tough Pigs
  5. Words That Stay - Tim Beedle's Website

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