Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Daniel Bayliss Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
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Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal) and Daniel Bayliss present a magical look into the world of Jim Henson's Labyrinth! Before Sarah braved the Labyrinth to save her brother, another young woman sought to save a young boy named Jareth from the clutches of the Goblin King. The untold history of the Goblin King and the history of Jim Henson's Labyrinth. He wasn't always the Goblin King...

  • 10
    AiPT! - Sean Nickerson Mar 2, 2018

    Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1 is magnificent. Right out of the gate it sucks the reader right back into the world of Labyrinth while also giving us something new and exciting to explore. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 28, 2018

    The tragic story Jareth tells Toby is moving and haunting, but has just a slight sinister edge to it -- more than enough to keep readers eager for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2018

    I am engaged with this first issue. From the narrative to the visuals, it is great read that makes me want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Kelsey McConnell Feb 27, 2018

    JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #1 finds a new and exciting way into a story so many people already love. The artwork and writing expertly twist darkness with humor and heartbreak with adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 4, 2018

    An untold tale from the Goblin King's past that will send fans running back into the Labyrinth. The characters are fun, the drama high, and the visuals enjoyable. A worthy visit back into Jim Henson's magical world. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Feb 28, 2018

    Simon Spurrier has such a knack for Jim Henson characters. His stories retain that Henson-esque familiarity but he still manages to make them his own. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Mar 2, 2018

    I think that the world as a whole misses the beacon of light that Bowie was. At least for a few short pages over the next year the Starman will live on again. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 28, 2018

    Time will tell if that long-gestating Labyrinth sequel ever comes to fruition, much less lives up to the original. But at least fans can rest easy knowing that The Labyrinth: Coronation is a worthy comic book offshoot. The first issue successfully translates the look and tone of the film, building a sad yet whimsical look at the early days of the man who became the Goblin King. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Feb 28, 2018

    The kind of comic fans of Labyrinth have been wanting for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Feb 28, 2018

    I really enjoyed the shift in the story. It is clear from the first couple pages that Jareth is retelling his own origin story. The determination shown by Sarah is contrasted with that of his own parents. That may go far in explaining his fascination with Sarah, but in the end it doesn't make it less creepy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 25, 2018

    Ultimately, while it's perhaps a little too early to tell exactly how this series is going to unfold, this first issue goes a long way towards allaying any concerns that die-hard Labyrinth fans may have had. Quite whether we need to know more about Jareth's origin is a separate question, but it's clear from this opening chapter that Spurrier and Bayliss are treating the source material with the respect it deserves, and have done an impressive job of capturing the charm, humour and all-ages fantasy that made the 1986 movie such a well-loved classic. Read Full Review

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