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Mad Cave Studios Nature’s Labyrinth #1 Hit’s LCS Shelves On November 2nd!

In a battle royale style game, eight violent felons fight for their survival.

Experience a sense of freedom like never before with Mad Cave Studios’ thrilling and action packed horror series, Nature’s Labyrinth. Nature’s Labyrinth is an all-new six issue mini-series from writer Zac Thompson (Yondu, The Brother of All Men, Undone by Blood) and Bayleigh Underwood (It Took Luke, The Sixth Borough).

If you were able to snag the issue #1 con exclusive by Natasha Alterici at San Diego Comic-con or Emerald City Comic-con, you know this ‘all-inclusive idyllic island getaway’ takes quite a dark turn.



Writer: Zac Thompson – Artist: Bayleigh Underwood

Colorist: Warnia K. Sahadewa – Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Artist: Filya Bratukhin – Cover Colorist: Jason Wordie

In the middle of the ocean lies a remote island complex lined with traps and an ever-changing landscape. Created by a mysterious man known only as “Ahab”, the island was designed to test the wills of the world’s most notorious criminals. In a battle royale style game, eight violent felons will fight for survival and to the death over the course of three days of relentless action. The winner receives a wealth of riches and complete anonymity, but at the cost of keeping their silence about the island’s existence. What Ahab doesn’t know is that someone is on to him. Someone has infiltrated his island with the intention of revealing the truth about this twisted game.

Ready for your journey to begin? Check out the all-access live feed from the exclusive private island below.



“Nature’s Labyrinth is the type of comic I’ve always wanted to write. It’s a love letter to films like Battle Royale or Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse but blended with my affection for nature and my fascination with the dangers of the outside world. Working with Bayleigh is sincerely one of the highlights of my career. Her sense of storytelling and kinetic action on the page is unrivaled. The result is a thrilling action-driven horror comic where nobody is safe!”  – Writer, Zac Tomphson (He/Him)

“Nature’s Labyrinth is a fantastic comic that has been very fun and challenging to work on. It’s a giant, brutal, endurance test and that’s 100% the kind of stories I love working on. Zac has been fantastic to work with and his writing is really pushing my art to new levels.”  – Artist, Bayleigh Underwood (She/Her/They/Them)

Nature’s Labyrinth #1 is available for pre-order on the Mad Cave site, in Previews August 24, 2022 (FOC on October 10, 2022), and officially in stores November 2, 2022 – mark your calendars!

Mad Cave Studios is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded by Mark London in

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