Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel Coming from Tokyopop

Originally announced by The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Burton's beloved animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas will be getting a continuation series from manga publishing house Tokyopop. This comic book project is the first-ever expansion of the Tim Burton's 1993 holiday tale, and will be written by DJ Milky with art from Sudio DICE (Disney Manga: Beauty & the Beast). The upcoming manga will follow protagonist Jack Skellington's dog, Zero, as he gets lost in Christmas Town.

The project will initially be serialized in full-color single issues among comic shops before being collected into two trade paperbacks - one full-color and a black and white "pocket-sized" volume. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey is slated for a Spring 2018 launch.

This license continues the expanding relationship between Tokyopop and Disney in partnering to bring beloved tales to the manga format. Tokyopop has currently released several Disney Manga series include Stitch!, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled. Along with the upcoming The Nightmare Before Christmas sequel, Tokyopop will be launching a new five-volume series of Kilala Princess in which Kilala will be meeting a number more diverse Disney charactes including Mulan, Pocahontas, and Brave's Merida. For more information on Tokyopop's Disney Manga line, see below.

Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Special Collector's Manga

Written and Illustrated by Jun Asuka
ISNB: 9781427856715
Price: $15.99
Release Date: 11/22/2016

Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP brings you a special edition gorgeous hardcover manga based on the classic Halloween masterpiece Disney Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. A must-have for manga fans, Tim Burton fans, and Halloween fans alike!! Collect this horrifying masterpiece!

Disney Manga: Stitch! Best Friends Forever!

Written and Illustrated by Miho Asada
ISBN: 9781427856944
Price: $10.99
Release Date: 07/18/2017

You know and love Stitch's Hawaiian adventures... so join your favorite alien as he visits a Japanese island near Okinawa, where he befriends a young girl named Yuna, who excels at karate. This is a diary of their adventures throughout the island.

Disney Manga: Beauty and the Beast - The Limited Edition Slip Case

Written by Mallory Reaves
Illustrated by Sudio Dice
ISBN: 9781427857187
Price: $19.99
Release Date: 05/09/2017

In Disney's live-action film “Beauty and the Beast,” Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. The Beast's Tale explores the Beast's struggle as he tries to move on from his past and learn what it is to love and Belle's Tale explores Belle's innermost thoughts as she learns that true beauty comes from within.

Disney Manga: Tangled

Written and Illustrated by Shiori Kanaki
ISBN: 9781427857040
Price: $10.99
Release Date: 08/15/2017

Inspired by the hit Disney movie, Tangled. Rapunzel has lived inside an isolated tower all her life, able to see the world outside her window but forbidden to leave. When the notorious thief Flynn Rider shows up, she makes a deal with him to finally break free and experience the world outside her prison. Is the world as scary as Mother Gothel promised it would be? Or will she find the answers behind her magical, flowing hair and the truth about her childhood? This magical adaptation retells the hit Disney movie using beautiful manga artwork.


Disney Manga: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Written and Illustrated by Mikio Tachibana
ISBN: 9781427857903
Price: $19.99
Release Date: 01/23/2018

The notorious pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, has a blood debt to pay to the fearsome Davy Jones. Unless Jack can hand over the blood of one hundred men, he'll be forced to toil on the Flying Dutchman alongside the rest of its cursed crew... that, or be eaten by the monstrous Kraken! With Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner once again caught up in the action, can the unlikely trio cooperate long enough to defeat Jones?

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