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JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL


JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL

BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL

Road to San Diego 2017 Announcement #9: Star-studded, oversized issue from Archaia imprint arrives November 2017

July 17, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, is proud to announce the JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL, on sale in November. Featuring a diverse assembly of acclaimed creators, including Jeff Stokely (The Spire), Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger), Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle), Adam Smith (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Ryan Sook (Batman Beyond), Derek Kirk Kim (Tune), and more, this second annual special is an all-new collection of short stories that celebrates the various characters and creatures from the world of Labyrinth (1986). This includes the never-before-told story of how Sir Didymus met his trusted steed Ambrosius, and the story of a goblin running late to the famous “Dance Magic Dance” sequence from the iconic film.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special is published through BOOM! Studios’ cutting-edge Archaia imprint and is the latest release in celebrating the innovative family entertainment franchises from The Jim Henson Company such as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s The Storyteller.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is home to some of the most memorable characters in pop culture,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor. “Through our partnership with The Jim Henson Company, Archaia has been able to expand this world in meaningful and innovative ways. This Special is the first of a few projects that will excite longtime fans of the film and reveal to newcomers the magic and wonder of this singular world.”

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special will be available in November for sale at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Discover your breaking Road to San Diego Comic-Con news from BOOM! Studios by visiting www.boom-studios.com and following @boomstudios on Twitter.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL
Jim Henson's Labyrinth 2017 Special Main Cover by Derek Kirk Kim

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL
Cover by Ryan Sook

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL
Cover by Jeff Stokely

[click to embiggen covers]

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011

Here are my favorites from this week's comics.

BOOM! Studios

Dracula: The Company of Monsters, #7

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011
It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Kurt Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos. The enemy of my enemy is…my ally? With Dracula's forces fully amassed, Evan and vampire hunter Marta must team-up to bring down the king of monsters before he brings our world under his dominion! The ongoing horror series from the mind of Kurt Busiek continues! BOOM! Studios

Dynamite Entertainment

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, Vol. 2, #3

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011
While Randal Six desperately tries to solve the puzzle of his escape and Deucalion's advice is sought in the pursuit of the rogue Detective Harker, Victor returns home to discover his telekinetic experiment Karloff dead. Victor first suspects Karloff has gotten around his programming regarding self-termination, but that's not what his video surveillance reveals... the tension is upped in the latest issue of Dean Koontz' FRANKENSTEIN!
From the masterly pen of New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz-and featuring an adaptation by legendary comic book writer Chuck Dixon-Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son is a story filled with fast-paced action, gripping horror, and thrilling adventure. Dynamite Entertainment

IDW Publishing

True Blood: Tainted Love, Issue 1

As you know if you read this blog I collected all the availble covers of True Blood, Vol. 1. See here and here.  Yesterday marked the release of Volume 2 of the True Blood comic. It's subtitled "Tainted Love." There are 7 covers for Issue 1.

Cover A (art by J. Scott Campbell)
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011

Cover B (art by Joe Corroney)
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011
Our friends in Bon Temps just can’t seem to catch a break these days. Sookie Stackhouse's world is turned upside down when contaminated bottles of Tru Blood cause the Southern Vampire population to go berserk! Looks like those growing human/vampire tensions aren’t going to simmer down anytime soon! But who (or what) is behind the bad "Blood"? And Hoyt plans to do what for Jessica?! The latest "head-turning" story arc of the True Blood comic series starts here! IDW Publishing

Retail Incentive Covers A & B
Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011

In addition there are variant covers by Dynamic Forces, Hastings, and Jetpack Comics.



American Vampire, #12

Wednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011

In this lost tale of Skinner Sweet, it's 1924 when the first American vampire crosses paths with a Wild West show featuring some old pals and enemies from his outlaw days – and he is not happy. From the dying West to flying biplanes, we see how Skinner adjusts to life in the 20th century. Featuring stunning art by Danijel Zezelj (NORTHLANDERS, LUNA PARK).  Vertigo
JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIALWednesday Comics on Thursday - February 24, 2011

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