Mazebook #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 17
8.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Will's a melancholy building inspector who's been grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter for years. One evening he receives a mysterious phone call from a girl claiming it's her and that she's trapped in the middle of a labyrinth, setting Will off on a journey digging through her personal journals and puzzles for answers on where she is and how to bring her back home.

"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

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Oct 18, 2021

    Lemire is deliberately allowing readers to interpret this book as either a mystery book where a father looks for this daughter or as a form of cognitive behavioural therapy where he uses his daughters love of puzzles to come to terms with her loss. At this point, I don't know which one will be correct at the end but it's a hell of a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Oct 12, 2021

    A chapter of painful determination, Mazebook #2 poses more questions and further obfuscates reality in Jeff Lemire's insightful and heavy treatise on grief and its everlasting effects. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 13, 2021

    Mazebook continues to be an intriguing delve into Will's mind as he struggles with loss and we have to wonder how much is real and how much is in his mind. Naturally, part of you wants it all to be real, for him to discover that they were wrong all along and she's alive somehow. But then there's the reality that it's just that Will needs to finally move forward with his life and accept things and that this is the process his mind has landed on to try and help him work through it all. I really like the possibilities here and like some of Lemire's other works that he illustrated, it has such a distinctive look to it that I'm drawn to it even more. I'm eager to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Oct 18, 2021

    Jeff Lemire continues this strange mystery story to keep the reader wondering what will be on the next page and if William will get any closer to solving it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Oct 13, 2021

    In standard fashion from this creator, there's an abundance of mystery that will continue to build up so if that's your thing, Mazebook is a superb read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 13, 2021

    Mazebook #2 is an interesting read. Where you are in your life might impact in how you approach the series. As a relatively new father, I read the series and think of it as my worst nightmare. Those who might have lost a child or those with no children are sure to experience it in another way. No matter how you approach it, it's hard to deny Jeff Lemire is showing why he's considered one of the current greats. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Emmetdavis7 Oct 13, 2021

    Another heart wrenching tale in Mazebook #2 that keeps the story moving, as well as filling in some history and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Noelle Modelo Oct 12, 2021

    Mazebook#2 is another hauntingly beautiful story that continues to capture the moving love between a father and his daughter, in some of Lemire's most imaginative and emotional work yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ZodTee Oct 14, 2021

    wow love mazes - love this

  • 10
    omnicitycomics Oct 13, 2021

    Mazebook #2 introduces us to the journey that will be filled with puzzles and mazes which Will Warren will undertake to find his daughter Wendy. We learned in the first issue that Wendy passed away ten years ago and ever since then, Will has become a recluse - essentially giving up on truly living his life. The sole comfort he has is the monotonous daily routine he follows that helps him preoccupy his thoughts. That is until he receives a phone call at the end of the fist issue, which he believes to be Wendy asking him to find her and rescue her from the Maze she is trapped in.

    Will decides to revisit parts of his and Wendy’s past in order to find clues that will hopefully help him make sense of everything. Ultimately what he more

  • 9.5
    Blubber1976 Nov 29, 2021

    #Mazebook by @jefflemire and @darkhorsecomics continues to impress with issue 2. The sense of desperation is palpable as the protagonist struggles with that fine line between fantasy and reality, desperately wanting to believe what logic dictates cannot possibly be true.

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Dec 22, 2021

    I think about this issue often.

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Nov 26, 2021

    Another incredibly fascinating chapter in this story. Jeff Lemire seriously delivers with this title, and doubles down on the emotional driving point this time around, becoming one of the deeper books I’ve read this year.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Oct 19, 2021

    Another solid issue. I cant really describe what its like. Its got a mystery and its very real at the same time. Lots of good chacter work.

  • 10
    cumgurglinrhino Nov 18, 2021

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 2, 2021

  • 9.0
    TheHyruleElf Oct 26, 2021

  • 9.0
    Silver Rocket Oct 16, 2021

  • 9.0
    Swanktub Oct 16, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Oct 13, 2021

  • 8.5
    ds Oct 15, 2021

  • 8.5
    Josecab79 Oct 13, 2021

  • 8.0
    ComicWorm Oct 21, 2021

  • 8.0
    Bruno Mael Oct 14, 2021

  • 7.0
    ed1138 Jan 13, 2022

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