2016 saw the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the 80s classic children's film Labryinth. It was the tale of a human girl named Sarah (Jennifer Connelley), who must rescue her baby brother, Toby (Toby Froud, whose father, Brian Froud created the conceptual art for the goblins and other creatures), from Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie) in the castle at the centre of the Labyrinth. There are a few spin off series from the movie, including Return to the Labyrinth, in which a teenaged Toby is tricked into returning to the Labyrinth, and a prequel series is in development about how Jareth became the Goblin King. Jim Henson's Labyrinth 2017 Special No. 1 is a collection of new short stories in comic book format set in the world of the Labyrinth, featuring familiar characters.
Readers will learn how Sir Didymus, the fox knight, first met his trusty steed Ambrosius, as well as enjoy stories about the little worm creature who sent Sarah in the wrong direction, and the adventure of a couple of goblins who tried to help out the Goblin King by bringing him the baby (or was it a ladle?) he wanted from the human world. Jeff Stokely (creator of the wonderfully imaginative comic series The Spire) has contributed Run Goblin Run, the story of a boastful goblin who is running late for the "Dance Magic Dance" sequence from the film.
These stories are a lot of fun, and are bound to appeal to fans of the film, whether they are nostalgic adults or children who have recently discovered The Labyrinth for the first time.