Writer/artist Jeff Lemire returns to the haunting drama niche that produced such hits as Essex County (opens in new tab) and The Underwater Welder (opens in new tab) with the new five-issue Mazebook. The series follows Will Warren, the grieving parent of a dead child whose life is rattled a second time when he receives a mysterious call 10 years later that she's alive. There's a problem with that though, as he's told she is trapped in a maze that was included in one of the unfinished puzzle books his daughter has left behind.
Check out this preview of Mazebook #1, and try not to think of a certain Weezer song:
"A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it's her and that she's trapped in the middle of a labyrinth," reads Dark Horse's description of Mazebook #1.
"Convinced that this 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 on an intense and melancholy adventure to bring his daughter back home."
Check out this trailer for Mazebook, directed by Kelly Woessner:
Each issue of Mazebook will be 48 pages - double the page count of a traditional comic book. When asked by Previewsworld what kind of story Mazebook is, Lemire said it isn't "easily categorized".
"My favorite stories always combine all sorts of genres in interesting ways and are often very hard to define as just one type of story and I think Mazebook follows this path. It has elements of thriller, mystery, horror, and supernatural but these are never overt or easily categorized they all melt together into what I hope is a deeply human story about memory and human connection."
Lemire has drawn the primary cover to Mazebook #1, with his long-time collaborator Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls (opens in new tab), Green Arrow (opens in new tab), Joker: Killer Smile (opens in new tab), Old Man Logan (opens in new tab)) illustrating a variant cover. Check them both out here:
Mazebook #1 (of 5) goes on sale on September 8.
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