One of the surprise films, for me, this year was Wes Ball’s The Maze Runner based on the first in James Dashner’s post-apocalyptic, sci-fi-meets-Lord of the Flies series of novels. I was incredibly impressed by the way the film was able to take the uninitiated audience member (like myself) and immerse them into the world of amnesiacs waking up in a strange glade surrounded by giant walls that open up into a maze that has monsters in it. When we meet the hero, Thomas, the people in the Glade have already been there for a long while, but surely they have stories of their own worth knowing.
Luckily, curious folks like me won’t have to just wonder about these as there will be a Maze Runner digital prequel comic available for people who buy the film on iTunes and Blu-ray. The 24 page book, created by BOOM! Studios and written by Wes Ball and co-writer T.S. Nowlin, will feature two stories. The first follows Alby, the first boy in the Glade, and George, one of the early Gladers stung by the spider-like Grievers. The second story (which has never been seen) is called “Run Alone” and depicts Minho, the best of the runners, teaching Ben what it takes to be a good runner.
Below, you’ll find an exclusive page from the second story and has Minho out exploring the maze on his own, finding it to be seemingly neverending. Have a look!
This comic is available when you purchase The Maze Runner on iTunes (which is available now) or on Blu-ray December 16th.