LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: UNDER THE SPELL #1, an all-new special collection of stories starring the strange and wondrous characters of Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy classic Labyrinth, including the reveal of the secret history of Sir Didymus and the vow he made to guard the bridge over the Bog of Eternal Stench.
Writer S.M. Vidaurri (Steven Universe: Harmony) and artist Sarah Webb (Kochab), alongside the talented creators Sina Grace (Iceman), Boya Sun (5 Worlds), and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) weave a tapestry of tales that brings us back to the Goblin Kingdom to face dangers untold and hardships unnumbered.
JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: UNDER THE SPELL #1 features a main cover by Rebekah Isaacs (The Thirteenth Doctor), along with a preorder cover by illustrator Richey Beckett and an incentive variant cover by 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,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios, “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.”
JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH: UNDER THE SPELL #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Rust by Royden Lepp; Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez; About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’sLabyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: UNDER THE SPELL #1 will be available for sale on November 28, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Word Party (Netflix), Doozers (Hulu/ Sprout), and the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Dinosaur Train (PBS), and Pajanimals (Universal Kids). Television productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, and the sci-fi cult series Farscape. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on the upcoming Netflix original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Projects in development include the highly anticipated film Fraggle Rock.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post-production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a preeminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park, and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities, known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand recently premiered The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix) and is currently touring Puppet Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show. Its feature The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, was released last summer.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.