Labyrinten The Labyrinth

A world covered in ruins and ash. An alien phenomenon has ravaged Earth’s atmosphere and forced its few survivors underground. But there are still secrets left to be uncovered. Matt, Sigrid and Charlie leave the safety of their enclave to go on an expedition into the wastelands of the surface world. During their journey, they will be forced to confront their hidden pasts from the time before civilization fell.

Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of The Electric State, Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood. Now, Stålenhag returns with a hauntingly chilling tale of the ultimate cost of survival.


  • “[The Labyrinth provides] full pages of gloriously detailed art. And this is wonderful stuff, each one worthy of putting on your wall. The first few pages alone could each be the covers for a 60s sci-fi book. Not that this feels retro – I feel a hint of nostalgia, references to what has gone before, but this is its own beast. The scenes range from large ruined landscapes, details of chairs and telephones, close-ups of frying pans and mysterious giant metal creatures. /…/ This is an interesting and dark piece.”

    Bigger Than Capes, US

  • “I found myself paralyzed by every page of The Labyrinth. This is a thoughtful, efficient story that frightened and engaged me purely on the power of its mood and gentle descriptions. My mind was allowed to run wild on each image, only to be grounded in ways I didn’t anticipate with each narration. /…/ I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience with it.”

    Comics Bookcase, US

  • “For those who’ve read Stålenhag’s previous works or watched Tales From The LoopThe Labyrinth appears to be a must-read as it’s set to be another piece of terrific sci-fi world-building from the talented illustrator. Stålenhag is a master of his craft and continues to get better and better.”

    Screenrant, US

Photo: Fredrik Bernholm Simon Stålenhag
  • Art & literary
Reading material

Swedish edition

English edition

Rights sold

China, Guomai

France, Editions Akileos

Germany, Fischer

Hungary, Agave

Italy, Mondadori

Japan, Graphic-sha

Russia, Eksmo

Sweden, Fria Ligan

Turkey, Ithaki

UK, Simon & Schuster

Ukraine, Vydavnytstvo

US, Skybound Books

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