From the ever-growing Black Hammer universe to the recently launched Snow Angels to Sweet Tooth, the acclaimed Vertigo comic that inspired the Netflix series, Jeff Lemire manages to somehow be one of the best and most prolific comic book creators around. Now Lemire is debuting yet another new project in 2021. IGN can exclusively reveal the first art and story details for Mazebook.
Like Sweet Tooth, Mazebook is both written and drawn by Lemire. This five-issue limited series will appeal to fans of Labyrinth, as it revolves around a grieving father venturing into a fantastical maze to hunt for his seemingly dead daughter. Get a closer look at the new series in the slideshow gallery below:
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Here’s Dark Horse’s official description for the series:
A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming to be her, trapped in the middle of a labyrinth. Convinced that his child is contacting him from beyond this world, he uses an unfinished maze from one of her journals and a map of the city to trace an intricate path through a different plane of reality, and embarks on an intense and melancholic adventure to bring his daughter back home.
Mazebook #1 is scheduled for release on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Lemire is among a number of comic book creators nominated for the 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including for noms both the Best Writer and Best Continuing Series categories.
Mazebook isn’t the only new comic with a strong father’s day theme. IGN recently spoke to writer Marc Bernardin about Adora and the Distance, a deeply personal graphic novel inspired by Bernardin’s relationship with his daughter.
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