Mazebook #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
9.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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From New York Times bestselling and Eisner award-winning Black Hammer and Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality.

As Will continues his fight across a dangerous metropolitan maze on the hunt to find his long-gone daughter, he comes face-to-face with his own literal monsters as he tries to find her and bring her 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

"A multilayered-masterpiece. Nothing is quite what it seem more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 12, 2022

    There's a million and one reasons as to why you should like Mazebook, and each one of them can be felt throughout every page here. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Jan 12, 2022

    Mazebook #5 is a poignant conclusion to an intimate and surreal exploration of love, loss, and memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jan 14, 2022

    A masterclass in telling one man's journey through the worst pain of his life. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jan 11, 2022

    A succinct and powerful finale, Lemire focuses the essence of Mazebook down to its inevitable bittersweet conclusion, thereby ending one of the best works of his career. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 12, 2022

    Ultimately, what we have here is a beautiful, thought provoking and genuinely moving conclusion to what has been truly unique comic book series. Mazebook takes an experimental and unconventional look at the nature of grief, wrapping those themes up in a tightly structured mystery tale, and I absolutely loved it. With the likes of Sweet Tooth, Black Hammer and Descender already under his belt, it's safe to say that Lemire's creator owned credentials are pretty much unquestioned at this point, and with the Canadian cartoonist recently signing an exclusive deal with Image Comics, I honestly can't wait to see what he comes up with next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 13, 2022

    I wasn't sure what I was getting into with this series but I'm always going to trust a Jeff Lemire project when it's one of his original works. Even when it doesn't work, it works. This one probably could have been an issue shorter and a little tighter but that's the worst I can say about it. It's not an unfamiliar concept but the execution was strong and I really like getting a chance to see Lemire's artwork from time to time because it is distinctive and interesting. This series works through some hard material at times and material that will resonate well with those that have had real heartache in their lives like the characters here has, and that just speaks to it so well. Definitely recommended. Read Full Review

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