Following the success of The journey from zero and Moon MirrorTokyoPop Announces Third Installment In Original Songs Lineup The Nightmare Before Christmas series of graphic novels, titled The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton: The Battle of the Pumpkin King.

Set before the events of producer Tim Burton and director Henry Selick’s original stop-motion film, the all-new original story follows the friendship and inevitable rivalry between protagonist Jack Skellington and villainous Oogie Boogie.

Synopsis: Jack Skellington is the undisputed pumpkin king of Halloweentown. But it wasn’t always like this…

Years ago, Jack and Oogie Boogie were close friends. Both eager to prove themselves, they poured all their passion into their spooky schemes to earn their rightful place as the scariest duo in town. But there could only be one Pumpkin King! What could have happened to turn two best friends into such bitter rivals?

Written by Dan Conner (disney The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Voyage of Zero by Tim Burton), with a history of Shaun McLaughlin and milky djand the art of Deborah Hello and Roberto Scaliathis color graphic novel series is another deep dive into the holiday-themed world originally created by Burton.

The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton: The Battle of the Pumpkin King will be released as five single-issue comics ($3.99 each) starting in March 2023. The graphic novel ($15.99 print / $9.99 digital) collects issues 1-5 and will be available for Halloween 2023. The stories are suitable for all ages.

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Battle for the Pumpkin King Release schedule:

Publish #1 — March 15, 2023

Number 2 — April 12, 2023

Number 3 — May 17, 2023

Number 4 — June 14, 2023

Number 5 — July 12, 2023

graphic novel — September 19, 2023