A staple of many childhoods since its release in 1993, the stop-motion animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas actually originated as a poem written by Tim Burton a decade earlier while he was an animator for Disney. The story is now set to finally continue after nearly 25 years, but not as a film but rather as a comic book.
Set for release in 2018 by Tokyopop, Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey will switch perspectives, following Jack Skellington's ghastly-yet-adorable dog Zero as he gets lost in the streets of Christmas Town.
The Nightmare Before Christmas centers on Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King who leads the ghoulish citizens of Halloween Town in their annual Halloween celebrations. Restless, Jack stumbles upon the portal to Christmas Town, and returns home with the ambitious idea for Halloween Town to take over Christmas,
Written by DJ Milky (the pen name of Tokyopop founder Stuart Levy) with art by Studio Dice, the comic will follow up the publisher's adaptation of the original story, and will be released as fully colored separate installments before the set is collected in two different editions: one as standard full-color trade paperback, and the other with the story presented as black-and-white "pocked-sized manga" volumes.
No specific release date has been announced, but Zero is expected to begin fluttering through Christmas Town in spring 2018.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)