Return to Labyrinth Manga : AKA I Hate Myself [Picture Break]

If you know me well enough you’ll know that my love for David Bowie runs incredibly deep. And in high school, a few of my friends and I got SUPER obsessed with the film, ‘The Labyrinth‘. Starring none other than Bowie himself.


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For the uninitiated, the film is from the 80s and is about a girl called Sarah who ends up wishing her baby brother away to the goblin king, Jareth, and realises she wants him back. To do so she has to get through the goblin kingdom in time and in the process learns about herself and makes friends with all sorts of creatures. These creatures are lovable and beautiful creations by Jim Henson and Brian Froud.

In 2006, Tokyopop published a manga series that was meant to be a sequel to the film in which the baby brother of Sarah, Toby, is now a teenager and ends up returning to the Labyrinth??? Honestly I’m not that sure what it is about because I know it is terrible.

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VOLUME ONE

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gOD the cover is upsetting me already… I FEEL BAD BUT… It’s… so… wroNG!!!!!!! It’s like… it’s like eating chocolate cake and expecting to taste chocolate but tasting chicken instead?!??!

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Not gonna lie, I’m glad they mentioned that Jareth was obviously in love with Sarah.

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Wait what…. Ok so Toby was acting in some weird play? And Sarah looks so off… WHAT A MESS AND IT’S ONLY THE START!!!!!

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Oh my god…. This is just…. I never thought I’d say this but, I’ve read better sequel/spin-offs on Fanfic.net… I WANT TO DIE THIS IS SO TERRIBLE BUT I CAN’T STOP!!!!!!!!

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I’m fucking dying. I’m dead. Please kill me. THIS IS SUCH A MESS. THAT POSE!!! THE DIALOGUE!!!! WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD TO PUBLISH!?!?

6

Now THIS I can cope with. This is nice art. This is more like the original in a way that doesn’t have to be a direct copy, like sequels sometimes are. I can’t let myself get too happy about it though… THIS WILL ONLY END IN TEARS!!!

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DIDDYMUS!!! This is the first cameo appearance I believe..!! I wonder if anyone else will appear in the story… There was a Hoggle fountain earlier on but I kinda hope he will actually pop up in the story instead.

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CHILLY DOWN CHILLY DOWN!!! AHH!!

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Wh…. wHy……

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OMG HOGGLE!!! My poor goblin bb,he truly became the prince of the Bog of Eternal Stench.

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Awwww!! The Glo-Worms!!! ELLO! 

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If only I could backflip out of a window from my problems too.

VOLUME TWO

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The second volume is a prologue it says… Which I think means it’s a prologue to the film and not the first volume…???? Why does it have to be so confusing…

16

OK… Now things make sense. A bit…

17

Alright so volume 2 is NOT a prologue to the film, just the first chapter…

18

HA HA. VERY FUNNY BABE REFERENCE. But more importantly – there’s a museum of Toby? Jeez… Like I know this series is pretty bad, but this is downright creepy…

19

Yup creepy was the right word. And on the next page the dude says it’s made from him…?! LIKE HIS NAIL CLIPPINGS AND SKIN FLAKES AND …. I’m gonna vomit….

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Aw man I love this character. What a great dude.

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Blah blah blah, so Toby is learning how to be a king in the goblin kingdom while this other lady waits for him to find the center of the labyrinth so she can gain control. I think… I hope this ends soon… lol…..

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Uh… wait what?!?!

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LMAO WHAT???? WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?

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Well that’s the end of volume 2… Safe to say I’m not gonna read the rest. What a dry plot honestly. It’s so crusty and over done and boring. It’s like eating dry weetabix with nothing to drink either. The art doesn’t do it any favours either. I’ve read comics with bad art because the story was engaging enough to get me through it, but this… This does not do that at all.

LONG STORY SHORT: Do not bother reading this AT ALL. Especially if you enjoyed the movie. Don’t even be tempted because it is not worth it. TRUST ME.

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I’m not even gonna give it a rating. That’s how bad I thought it was.

I WISH I HAD THAT TIME GIVEN BACK!!!!!!!

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