Los Angeles-based Boom! Studios has been a fearless champion of Jim Henson's magical fantasy worlds from both the The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth feature films, presenting a number of absorbing comic book miniseries expanding on those properties' official mythologies.
Today Boom! and its dark fantasy imprint, Archaia, have taken the wrappers off the latest project emanating from the wild imagination of Jim Henson, titled Labyrinth: Under the Spell. Writer S.M. Vidaurri (Steven Universe: Harmony) and artist Sarah Webb (Kochab) enter into the rich, spellbinding realm matched with the talents of Sina Grace (Iceman), Boya Sun (5 Worlds), and Michael Dialynas (The Woods).
SYFY WIRE is proud to present an initial glimpse into the pages of the indie publisher's next grand exploration of Henson's beloved territory.
This fresh gathering of adventurous stories stars the odd and inspiring characters of Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy cult classic, Labyrinth, and reveals the secret history of Sir Didymus and the promise he made to protect the bridge over the Bog of Eternal Stench. Brimming with a bounty of tales told from the heart of the Goblin Kingdom, Under the Spell features a striking main cover by Rebekah Isaacs (The Thirteenth Doctor), a preorder cover by illustrator Richey Beckett, and a special incentive variant from Jeremy A. Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl).
“Labyrinth introduced fans to a world of endless imagination where anything is possible. There are always new corners to be explored and new revelations to be uncovered,” Boom! editor Cameron Chittock explains. “Under The Spell #1 shines light on fan favorite characters and introduces all new creatures to the canon, building on the ever-expanding world Jim Henson created.”
“I have loved and watched Labyrinth annually for almost two decades, but never once did I think that I’d be able to contribute to its legacy," Sina Grace told SYFY WIRE. "My tale chronicling how Hoggle became the groundskeeper is one that I hope fans old and new will embrace as another wrinkle in his story!”
Immerse yourself in our exclusive five-page preview of creatures, beasts, and elves trying to compete in the legendary Eternal Tournament, then chime in and tell us if you'll trek into this new anthology when Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Under The Spell #1 appears in comic shops on Nov. 28.