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by Chris Lie,Jake T. Forbes

Free eBook Return to Labyrinth Volume 2 (v. 2) download ISBN: 159816726X
Author: Chris Lie,Jake T. Forbes
Publisher: TokyoPop (October 9, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Young Adults
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction
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Rating: 4.7
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I have just finished reading Return to Labyrinth Volume 2. It has a few inconsistencies but otherwise the story is very . I enjoyed volume one and two of Return to Labyrinth very much and it gets better with every volume

I have just finished reading Return to Labyrinth Volume 2. It has a few inconsistencies but otherwise the story is very compelling. I enjoyed volume one and two of Return to Labyrinth very much and it gets better with every volume. This was probably the best Manga I've read in a long time, not just as a sequel to Labyrinth, but as a manga in general. Each volume gets a little better. Volume 1 is pretty much to give you an idea of what's going on and to introduce you to some familiar and some not-so-familiar characters.

Ships from and sold by shawnek-rightstuf. I knew the basic plot of the first story, namely that it centered around Toby becoming the new Goblin King and Lord of the Labyrinth. So here's what I thought

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Return to Labyrinth Volume 2 (. com User, January 6, 2009. My daughter has been waiting to read this book for months since she first heard about it. When she finally got it, she read it over and over. She is always collecting whatever she can that has anything to do with the movie.

Jake T. Forbes, Chris Lie. Secrets are revealed as the reign of power passes from one heir to another. Toby has been named the next Goblin King and Lord of the Labyrinth, and the goblins are in an uproar. As heir to Jareth's throne, Toby hopes he can be more successful than he was in the human world, but first he must earn the respect of his subjects and learn to control the Labyrinth. His tutor in leadership and magic is Mizumi, the icy Queen of Moraine, but with each lesson, the young king finds himself drifting further away from his friends.

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The covers for all four volumes were drawn by Kouyu Shurei. It is published by Tokyopop. Return to Labyrinth is a four-part series starting with Volume 1 that was released in August 2006

Jake T. Highlights: - Lead Tokyopop Title - National print and online advertising campaign featuring 2+ million impressions-will target crossover, film. Highlights: - Lead Tokyopop Title - National print and online advertising campaign featuring 2+ million impressions-will target crossover, film, and core manga sites- Cross-promoted in the DVD box of Labyrinth/Dark Crystal/MirrorMask- Based on the hit film directed by Jim Henson and Executive-produced by George Lucas- Major promotion at New York Comic-Con 2007- The movie is a classic and has. A successful DVD sell-through show more. Forbes (Goodreads Author), Lie Chris (Illustrator). The Labyrinth story continues in Return To Labyrinth volume 2, joining the story where book 1 ended with Jareth gone and Toby having to learn what to do to become the Goblin King. There are many funny moments - goblins attempting to make macaroni and cheese is priceless! - as well as intrigue and a few interesting cliffhangers at the end.

For years, Jareth's goblin minions have kept watch over Toby, preparing him for the day when he will return and take his place as Jareth's heir, but when Toby must navigate the Labyrinth on his own, he is not prepared for the consequences.
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Zeus Wooden
I wouldn't get much by the way of reviews if I split all of these up, plus there's more to comment on when targeted as a whole series instead of individual books so a combined review it is.

I read the first volume of this Labyrinth sequel while I was on vacation and pretty much as soon as I was done, I had to order the rest because I needed to see where these writers took the story and the world and I have to say, as a hardcore Labyrinth fan, I wasn't disappointed.

First a comment on the artwork. The covers are gorgeous. I don't think there's much denying that. The artwork within the pages itself, the one that tells the story, isn't as beautiful (I just don't think there was the room and I think it would have rocketed the cost of the book itself) but it really portrayed the world without being too angular anime-looking. The only characters that looked even remotely close to that angular look that kind of freaks me out was Toby, Jareth and that's pretty much it. The rest of the humans had some slight angles but nothing serious and the rest of the creatures, the goblins and faeries and whatnot, looked like they did in the movie which was all sorts of awesome. I liked how the artist didn't stray from that look too far.

As far as the story goes, considering the interest Jareth took in Toby and Sarah in the movie, I felt that it was an almost natural progression to go where it ultimately went. I could have lived without the Ice Queen spurned by the Goblin King but what fantasy story would be anything without some good romantic conflict? Actually, it wasn't all that great. It was okay and it served its purpose in the plot but really, I could have lived without it. I think the Queen consigned a little too easily at the end there, relinquishing her hold that she held so steadfastly to for so long. Maybe when she realized that she'll never have him she felt why bother anymore. Hey, at least she realized it. It's more than what a lot of chicks do in that situation.

I loved the tie-in between Moppet and Sarah. I don't want to spoil it because I was pretty shocked to find out just what Jareth did (I'll give you a hint, it's along the lines of Spike's Buffy-bot, but not quite) but it suits his persona and the world as a whole. Yeah, as the Goblin King who totally doesn't like getting pwned by a 15 year old girl, I could see him holding a grudge and taking it out on her like he did. I wish Sarah was a stronger character within the series, though. I kind of get why she wasn't up until the end, but the correlation between the why there and her personality originally, they don't match up. She was such a strong character that barely even considered taking the King's offerings in the movie (she barely paused a second when he offered her his balls . . . er . . .). But in the story, she damn near concedes. I found that out of character for her even outside of her character transformation.

As I said above, I could have lived without the Queen being there, especially her two daughters, although I liked what they ended up being. And associated to that, how they were their own individuals despite the circumstances (read the books, you'll know what I'm talking about, I'm trying not to spoil). The chubby one was just obnoxious and I was kind of glad when she was taken out of the picture. The emo one, I kind of like the 180 she did but ultimately, I didn't feel her being there all that important to the story as a whole except functioning more as a guide. And there are plenty of other creatures in the Labyrinth that could have done that. I did like how the story branched out beyond the Labyrinth and created other kingdoms but I think it could have been melded together differently.

At the end of the day, Toby's story was the one I kept pushing to the side because I wanted to know more about Sarah and Moppet. All of the teasers that centered around them were just too juicy to resist. I mean, it's not that I didn't like Toby's tale, but it's a pretty standard one. A hint of Chosen One Syndrome with a bit of coming of age mixed in. His surroundings were kind of cool but other than that, I wasn't too interested. Let's face it: I wanted more Jareth and Sarah. So I kept reading for that.

While I think I would have liked to have seen actual novelizations over manga, I still liked the visuals and I was able to follow along with the story just fine. These books are a definite keeper if you're a Labyrinth fan. And you'd better hurry up. Pretty soon they'll be nothing but a dream (or a costly keepsake) soon enough. No, really. BN doesn't list them at all and Borders only has the last two in the series. So snag them while they're cheap. You'll be kicking yourself if you wait and end up paying $200 a pop like the movie novelization is.
Blackstalker
I have just finished reading Return to Labyrinth Volume 2. It has a few inconsistencies but otherwise the story is very compelling. I won't spoil it but the story DOES end on a cliff hanger, the very cliff hanger that some wished was the start of volume 1.

Now for the flaws and inconsistencies...

The Goblin King cannot leave The Labyrinth unless he is summoned. I'm not sure why but these are the rules. This seems most peculiar to me because it's been confirmed that Jareth, himself, built The Labyrinth. The king can't leave the very Labyrinth he created?

And here's something curious. Though there were milk bottles outside the castle in the film, goblins apparently have no idea how to make cheese. It's "human food." You would think goblins would love cheese.

Though Jareth has ruled for 1,300 years without aging Mizumi refers to Jareth as a sorcerer. Brian Froud seemed to imply that Jareth is a faery because of the similarities to some of his faerie art and Jareth's powers and appearance so now I'm not sure what he is. Sorcerers usually do... you know... age... And Jareth, thankfully, has not. However, in Disney's Gargoyles Owen / Puck did refer to Oberon's power as sorcery though Oberon is a faery.

Other than these few things that caused me to have a few questions I loved the Return to Labyrinth volume 2 manga. I actually kind of preferred volume one but now I'm very eager to find out what happens next. I have been told that the manga is now going to be four parts instead of three. I hope the last two parts come out soon and it doesn't take over a year as what happened with Volume 2. Four years is a long time to stretch out a four part manga set. I would be happier if the next two parts came out monthly or every other month.

Ah, well. At least the plot is getting very interesting.

I have been a fan of Labyrinth for a very long time so I was very excited when they created the manga sequel to the classic fantasy film. The cover art for each issue of the manga is beautiful. It's true that the internal art work isn't as good but it's still a charming story and it improves with each volume. The portrayal of Jareth is accurate to the film. From the part in Volume 1 where Toby says "You said you wouldn't mess with me anymore!" and Jareth quips "I said I wouldn't HELP you anymore. There's a difference." to the way he abruptly leaves his own kingdom (also in volume 1). It's true that the story does read a little bit like a fan fiction. Many fan fictions have been named Return to Labyrinth over the years but considering how many fan fictions Labyrinth has spawned a real sequel was bound to feel like a fan fiction of some sort no matter how well it was made.

I love the manga just so long as Jareth doesn't turn into anything or die before the series is complete.

Things change. I find that most of the negative reviews of Return to Labyrinth are people who just don't want to see things change or evolve from what they loved growing up. I feel the spirit of Labyrinth lives on in this manga.

Jareth's nature is exactly as I imagined it to be including the backstory revealed so far. It's eerie how true it is to my own childhood imagining about the character's history.

As I said, so long as Jareth doesn't turn into something horrible or die I'm happy with it. I love Jareth. He has always been my favorite character of Labyrinth and now I love him even more in Return to Labyrinth. I enjoyed volume one and two of Return to Labyrinth very much and it gets better with every volume. This was probably the best Manga I've read in a long time, not just as a sequel to Labyrinth, but as a manga in general. Each volume gets a little better. Volume 1 is pretty much to give you an idea of what's going on and to introduce you to some familiar and some not-so-familiar characters. It's a fun book and sadly many are not giving it a chance. Volume 2 sets the plot into motion and makes you thirsty for more.

One thing I find very peculiar is how so many fans are reacting badly that Sarah's stepmother is named Irene in the manga. Back in the nineties many Labyrinth fans had named Sarah's stepmother Karen. The fan-originated name had become so popular that it became widely believed that her name had been Karen either in the novelization or in an early script. It never was. The character had always been nameless until this manga was published. I don't know why so many fans were upset that a name wasn't used that had originated in fan fiction. Don't they realize what sort of copyright issues that would have caused?

I love this manga and the humor of it. It's really nice.
Lo◘Ve
Things get better with the second book. The art style settles down a bit more as well, though it's still a big disappointment that the cover artist isn't the artist for the actual story. There actually feels like there's a plot going on and that you're being led somewhere, which makes up for the disappointment of the first book. Actually worth reading, though deep down inside me there's still a little voice that wonders if this story is worthy enough to be considered a sequel to the movie.
Gralsa
Now I have to admit, I read reviews on this book actually the whole set of 4. I've read so many that my personal opinion is - it's fresh, different indeed, yet interesting twist to the story. I've seen the movie dozens of times still enjoy and prefer the original, for there is nothing better than the original. There were so many negative feedback about this and never good. Honestly I really thought this was put together very well and I'm sure there are other ones that will come out in this format, but his is the best it's going to get. Two thumbs up from me!
Irostamore
I am very happy with this book, it's an interesting continuation on the classic story.
Innadril
The plot thickens in volume two. As more questions are being answered, new ones keep popping up. The artwork is beautiful. The end of the book leaves you with a huge cliffhanger. I've been a labyrinth fan since i was a child and i have been a manga fan since junior high. Combining my fav movie of all time with the manga style was the best idea ever! I hope they keep em coming. If you are a labyrinth fan you can't go wrong with these books.