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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Battle for Pumpkin King collected graphic novel available this September

If you’re waiting to purchase Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Battle for Pumpkin King, you’re in luck! Tokyopop just announced that it will release the collected manga graphic novel of all five issues on September 15. Just in time for Halloween, the series will chronicle the friendship of Jack and Oogie Boogie before the events of the film. This collected edition will feature the original full-color art of the series, with issues 4 and 5 being available in comic stores soon.

About Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Battle for Pumpkin King

Years ago, Jack and Oogie Boogie were close friends. Eager to prove themselves, they poured all their passion into their creepy projects 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 Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey), with story by Shaun McLaughlin and D.J. Milky, and art from Deborah Allo and Roberto Scalia, this full-color graphic novel series is another deep dive into the holiday-themed world originally created by Tim Burton.

DISNEY TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE BATTLE FOR PUMPKIN KING will be released as five single issue comics and as the manga graphic novel that collects issues #1 through #5 and will be available in time for Halloween 2023.

Curious as to how The Nightmare Before Christmas translates into graphic novel form? Ye olde Katamaris reviewed the manga series back when he was a young millennial (nearly 7 years ago!). It was a great time for fans of the film and franchise! This collected graphic novel will be a spooky treat for anyone daring to try something new. If you want something a little less scary, check out our most recent manga minis column. Stay tuned for more comic and manga news here on Miso!

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During the day, Elisha is an aspiring businessman, but at night, he's a wacky freelance writer. Born into the world with a fleeting knowledge of rhythm games, he loves shonen manga and still wants Pushing Daisies to have some closure. For any manga/anime/video game inquiries, please contact him at edeograc (at)
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