Lemire explores grief in ‘Mazebook’

The five-issue miniseries launches in September from Dark Horse

Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire knows how to celebrate the day after Father’s Day, with the announcement of a heart-breaking tale called Mazebook about a father’s journey through grief over the death of his daughter.

Described as an “ambitious and haunting comic series about family, grief, and loss,” the five-issue mini-series will focus on a building inspector who becomes convinced his deceased daughter is trying to contact him. He uses an unfinished maze from her journal and a map of the city to make his way to a different reality and bring his daughter home.

Dark Horse’s press release included early praise from fellow creators:

Mazebook is a deeply haunting and powerfully human work by one of the greatest living masters of the comic medium. You do not want to miss this book.”

James Tynion IV (Something is Killing The Children, Batman) 

“A multilayered-masterpiece. Nothing is quite what it seems. His best work yet. And that is a high bar.”

Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, BANG!)

Each issue will clock in at 48 pages. The first issue will include a variant cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

Dark Horse Comics will release Mazebook #1 on September 8.

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