Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies by far. And with the 30th anniversary of the movie happening a few years ago, there were a lot of celebratory books and figures and things that came out. For three years on Free Comic Book Day, there was a short Labyrinth story included in the mix, and those eventually got published as a separate book. The stories and illustrations are by Corey Godbey, who happened to be at New York Comic Con this year, so I was able to get my copy signed!
The cover is absolutely delightful, with Sir Didymus, Ambrosius, Hoggle, Ludo, the Wiseman (with Hat), the Worm, and even Jareth in his owl form!
Our first story is “Sir Didymus’ Grand Day.” This seems much longer than the other two, but it just has more plot, I suppose. Sir Didymus is filling out his diary entry for the day, so we get to see what a normal day looks like in the Labyrinth. Sir Didymus uses his typical flowery language, and we can see how he views certain events. A battle becomes a “frank and open exchange of ideas and culture,” for example. It is an utterly charming tale!
Our second story is “Wisdom & Idioms,” featuring the Wiseman and the Hat. Sir Didymus and Ambrosius are chasing after the head of one of the Fireys, and the Hat makes a joke. He is using idioms as puns (I think that’s the way it works) and as usual, is not leaving much for the Wiseman to say.
Our third tale is “Stone Cold.” Poor Ludo has a cold, and he tries his different friends to see who can help him. (The Four Guards do bring up something I was trying to remember, if it’s “Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever” or the other way around. I know it’s really neither, but I was trying to remember the order of the saying.) The most effective remedy for Ludo’s problems is adorable, as is the last page.
The stories are cute and clever and the illustrations are lovely, so I highly recommend this to Labyrinth fans young and old!
This fulfills the CBR10Bingo square of “Brain Candy”