Zero's Journey is a a serialized comic book serving as the sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is an ongoing collection of 20 single-issues published by TOKYPOP that were converted into traditional volumes. Issues are published monthly, and after the comic is converted into trade paperback, the issues will be resized as black-and-white colored manga style.
According to the creators, Zero's Journey is a commemoration to the film's 25th anniversary.
"When Jack Skellington's faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?
Set in the wonderful world of The Nightmare Before Christmas as created by Tim Burton, explore the magical realms of Halloween Town and Christmas Town through the eyes of Zero as he tries to find his way home in an unfamiliar world in this brand new story written and created by TOKYOPOP."
Behind The Scenes EditZero's Journey was first mentioned at New York Comic Con at the Disney Manga Panel on October 5th, 2017 by author D.J. Milky(Stu Levy). It was revealed that the comic would be published in Spring 2018 and that it will have four trade paperbacks in total. Official concept art wasn't revealed at the panel due to images needing approval from channels. Tim Burton has approved the story for the sequel.
Promotional Prints EditAt San Diego Comic Con in 2019 Tokyo Pop released exclusive prints (one each day of the con the convention) featuring artwork from Zero's Journey.
- The #0 Issue was available for free in select comic book stores on Free Comic Book Day.
- TOKYPOP is also the publisher for The Nightmare Before Christmas Manga.