- Writer: Zac Thompson
- Penciler: Bayleigh Underwood
- Colorist: Warnia Sahadewa
- Letterer: Rus Wooton
- Cover Artist: Filya Bratukhin
- Cover Colorist: Jason Wordie
- Editor: Chris Fernandez
- Proofreader: Chas! Pangburn
- Book Designer: Miguel A. Zapata
Thanks to Mad Cave Studios for the review copy!
Nature’s Labyrinth takes eight people with mysterious backgrounds and takes them to a mysterious and dangerous island. The story has shades of Maze Runner, Lost, and The Running Man. While the set-up is somewhat familiar this issue quickly grabbed me. By the end of the issue’s twist, I found myself wishing there were more pages to the story.
Like Lost, we start out knowing next to nothing about the characters, other than that they are all flawed in some way. As the story progresses, just enough information about some of the characters is given to give them some individuality. Plenty of mystery remains, making learning about the characters a close second to learning about what is happening on the island.
This issue relies mostly on atmosphere and mystery to drive the suspense, but there is one particularly violent scene that merits some parental discretion. Finally, I must point out my favorite detail from the story – “Pancho the instructions cat.” It feels so random and yet so perfect at the same time, while providing essential exposition in a fun way.
If you like things like Lost (minus the last season) or Maze Runner, you should try Nature’s Labyrinth. Be warned however, if you read the first issue, you will want to read more.
Nature’s Labyrinth #1 is set for release on November 1st, 2022.
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