Labyrinth: Coronation Volumes 1 and 2
Title: Labyrinth: Coronation Volume 1 and Volume 2
Genre/ issues: Graphic novel. Fantasy. Prequel.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was one of my favourite movies growing up, and Bowie’s Jareth was, not surprisingly, my favourite character. I’ve just finished reading the first 2 instalments of Labyrinth: Coronation, a great comic series about how Jareth came to be goblin king. Told through a series of flashbacks whilst he waits impatiently for Sarah to either find the castle or give up, it dives into the nature of generational trauma and class. What do I think of it? Well, I’ve enjoyed the flashes of scenes from the movie that are interspersed throughout. The art is stunning. I like it enough that I’ll read volume 3, and I’ll be glad to have it in my collection. But, truth be told, that’s probably as much for nostalgia purposes as anything else. It probably won’t make any top 10 favourite reads lists for me this year – and that’s probably lucky, quite frankly, because it’s getting pretty crowded at the top of the 2020ReadingChallenge leaderboard.