The Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel Comic on the Way

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A comic continuation of The Nightmare Before Christmas is on the way from Tokyopop

A comic continuation of The Nightmare Before Christmas is on the way from Tokyopop

A sequel to Tim Burton’s 1993 stop-motion film The Nightmare Before Christmas is on the way, but it’s going to be in comic form, according to THR. Manga publisher Tokyopop has nabbed the rights for the film follow-up. In Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey, we get a chance to catch up with arguably everyone’s favorite character, Zero the ghost dog, Jack Skellington’s loyal companion. The story will be about Zero’s adventures while lost in Christmas Town.

The series will be written by DJ Milky and the art will come from Studio DICE. Tokyopop previously put out a version of the original film’s story, and this title will be a follow-up. Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey will be released in spring 2018, and there should be more information coming beforehand.

According to the site, Tokyopop is breaking from its usual style and the title will feature full-color single issues, with the stories then being collected into full color trade paperbacks, and black and white “pocket-sized” manga volumes, which will be released at the same time.

The Nightmare Before Christmas was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was re-released annually from 2006-2009 in Disney-Digital 3D. It was the first stop-motion animated film to be fully converted to that format. The film, directed by Henry Selick, earned more than $75 million worldwide.

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington is bored with Halloween and when he accidentally discovers Christmas Town, he decides to shake things up and take over Christmas himself. The film starred the voices of Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Sarandon.

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