Tokyopop To Write "Nightmare Before Christmas" Sequel Comic
Follow-up to be released as serialized comic issues in 2018
Hollywood Reporter has revealed that publisher Tokyopop has licensed 1993's Nightmare Before Christmas for its first-ever comic book tie-in project. The follow-up, Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey, will follow Jack Skellington's dog, Zero, as he gets lost in Christmas Town. DJ Milky (the penname of Tokyopop founder Stu Levy) writes the book, illustrated by Studio DICE (which produced artwork for the manga adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast).
Launching in spring 2018, the comic will be serialized as full-color single issues released to comic book stores, before being collected in two different formats simultaneously, in full-color trade paperbacks and black and white "pocket-sized manga" volumes.
A new five-volume series of Kilala Princess Disney tie-in is the works from Tokyopop. The follow-up to a 2005 series is said to feature a "more diverse" selection of Disney character Mulan, Pocahontas and Brave's Merida
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.