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Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by GelflingWaldo, Sep 2, 2007.
From what I've seen the art hasn't improved...
Well, I understand that for Manga/Anime the art is what it is so I can't complain too much. I'm just not a fan of that style. Of course, the artist may just hate my Muley comic strips to death! Ha ha. I do like the story, though.
I did like the second volume of the manga better than the first (it seems to be coming together more coherently as a story). The best part so far is Jareth's line about the "Hardships unumbered" that Sarah had to suffer.
The Muppet Newsflash is proud to present an exclusive interview with TOKYOPOP editor Tim Beedle.
Tim serves as the editor for both Henson-based manga series. He has been leading the team on "Legends of the Dark Crystal" since the beginning and he recently came to helm the "Return to Labyrinth" series as well. Tim shares some great behind-the-scenes insights and gives readers a "sneak peak" at what they can expect to see in these graphic novels. You can find the interview in The Muppet Newsflash's article section, or you can jump to it directly via the link below. Enjoy!
An interview with Tim Beedle
Very groovy! Nice work getting that interview!
That was an amazing read. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Return to Labyrinth #2 (my thoughts)
Well, like many people, I was happy to see a manga sequel to Labyrinth, but I wasen't to thrilled with the first volume, namely because I wasen't too fond of the art work. I thought Sarah looked too plain and Jareth looked rushed. However, the secound volume was well worth the wait. Sarah now looks pretty, and I like how Jareth is now drawn.
Moppet seems to have more depth, and I like how she's not afraid to take matters into her own hands. It'll be interestering to learn of her origin, and just what her fate will be.
I also want to learn a bit more about Mizumi, Moulin, and Drumlin. Who is their father? Was the Queen ever married at some point? And how will Mizumi react if she evers finds out Sarah had returned to the Labyrinth? Would she go so far as to try and kill Sarah ?
Given what has happened to Toby, it makes me wonder if he'll ever want to go back home. Also, I wonder if his mother has noticed he's missing ?
I'm wondering the purpose of Jareth's vist to Sarah. Seeing how he found her, I'm guessing he spied on her, as well as Toby. So, will he inform her of Toby ? It's clear he still loves her, but I doubt he'll tell her, unless he thinks she might feel the same.
Sarah's reaction itself will be worth the wait for the next volume. My guess is that she will either faint from shock, get emberessed at Jareth seeing her in her nightdress, or she'll get angry because she still holds a grudge.
Also, will Sarah's pet cat like Jareth, or will he attack ?
Also, I'd like to see the wedding between Sarah and Jareth. I'd also like to see Sarah and Jareth on the next cover.
Chris Lie and Jake Forbes, thank you for doing such a wonderful job on volume two. I'm looking forward to the rest if the series.
NONE OF THE FOLLOWING ARE MY OWN IDEAS, they are collective ideas being discussed about Volume 2 at the IMDB message board by various people.
Some of us feel that Moppet is the ablation, since the meaning of the word means 'loss of a part.' If you notice, Toby thought Moppet was Sarah, but Moppet is blonde; thus, the theory is that she is pieces of Jareth and Sarah put together.
Also the amulet that Jareth wears is missing so far from his image in the manga, so someone suggested that this is the Pathfinder.
I find it totally true to what I think of Jareth's character that he is gambling Toby's life by Toby being Goblin King at the time that the deal with Mizumi is coming to an end.
If you really want a good visual translation of the 2 movies it should look
Those artworks are by the legendary Don Lawrence (from STORM).
Still my favourite comics and probably the most beautifully painted ones ever done.
I wish they had spent more on the artwork...
Yep, they went the cheapest way. They know the fans will buy them because
there is not much else out there.
Where exactly did the comparison between the two comic pages Lazlo linked to come in with Return to the Labyrinth Vol. 2?
I can't get that player at Tokyopop to work.
I finally got a chance (i.e., I finally remembered while I was in a bookstore) to look at volume 2 in a store a few days ago. There was no way I was going to order it online without looking first (the mistake I made with the first volume).
The drawings are still bad. Flipping through the pages it looked like there was some slight improvement--I think Chris Lie did spend more time on vol. 2 than on vol. 1--but it's not enough. The drawings are not up to the level we should see in a professionally published book.
I'm not going to buy this unless I see it used (in one of the local comics shops) for a discounted price. I have a mild curiosity about the story, so I'm willing to go that far, but no farther.
Jareth's comment about RTL : " Nothing? Nothing ... TRALALA !"
I haven't read my copy yet, but it came in recently.
To be honest, if you can get a hold of it do. I was very skeptical at first, especially with the bad art and the bad writing in the first volume, but after reading volume two... Well, it was definitely worth it. The story moves so much better and it's so much more powerful in this volume.
And GOD the cliffhanger!
Definitely worth the buy and the read. What is driving me crazy is going to be the wait for volume 3.
My review from issue one: The story is great, and the art isn't bad. It's really good, good art--just not a style I appreciate (not very into Manga, but that's just me).
Someone into Manga may not be into Peanuts or Dennis the Menace.
The art is very clean, smooth, and looks nice--it's just very Japanese oriented in style and execution, which is the essence of that style of book.
I think we've all be spoiled by something like the DC or Marvel adaptation of the film, and by certain styles that we expected of the characters. We're not going to get David Bowie in this book.
The story is really good, and the art - while not my taste (and doesn't have to be) - is also really good. I couldn't do it, and probably wouldn't.
Well, compared to the DARK CRYSTAL Manga the art is really bad.
The DC Manga is so much better.
The DC Manga of Labyrinth or of Dark Crystal? I saw the Dark Crystal manga--the art is much better than in Labyrinth. But for me the story always supercedes the art. Even if it's bad art, as long as it doesn't make my eyes bleed I'll be fine with it.
Still, I had a ball with the story (specifically the second volume of course) and I made some silly comic strips in reaction to the end of volume 2. I suppose PM me if you're interested in seeing them. I, unfortunately, don't think I could post links up here.
i hate to say it but i'm not impressed with the comics they focus on toby and in fact toby was a baby in the film so how would he know who jareth was or even if he got wished away
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