Mother Nature (Hardcover)
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Discover the incredible debut graphic novel from Hollywood horror legend Jamie Lee Curtis, Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress in the acclaimed movie Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.
Adapted from her script for the Comet Pictures/Blumhouse film Mother Nature by award-winning artist Karl Stevens, witness the terrifying supernatural revenge of Nova Terrel, whose father was mysteriously killed on site of a corrupt oil giant.
After witnessing her engineer father die in mysterious circumstances on one of the Cobalt Corporation’s experimental oil extraction projects, Nova Terrell has grown up to hate the seemingly benevolent company that the town of Catch Creek, New Mexico, relies on for its livelihood and, thanks to the “Mother Nature” project, its clean water.
Haunted by her father’s death, the rebellious Nova wages a campaign of sabotage and vandalism on the oil giant’s facilities and equipment, until one night she accidentally makes a terrifying discovery about the true nature of the “Mother Nature” project and the malevolent, long-dormant horror it has awakened, and that threatens to destroy them all.
About the Author
Jamie Lee Curtis is an American big screen and television actress and writer. She came to be formally known as Baroness ‘Lady Haden-Guest’ following her husband’s inheritance of the Barony. Her debut film ‘Halloween’ where she played the role of Laurie Strode was a hit and established her as a notable actress in the horror genre. Eventually, her remarkable performance in the film landed her other films in the genre including ‘Terror Train’, ‘The Fog’, ‘Roadgames’ and ‘Halloween II’. She earned the title of ‘scream queen’ for her characterisations in horror films. Later she excelled in the comedy genre with equal success and received favourable reviews which established her as a versatile actress. Some of her finest comedy films are ‘Trading Places’, “A Fish Called Wanda’ and ‘True Lies’. Her noted work on television includes series such as ‘Operation Petticoat’, ‘Anything But Love’, ‘NCIS’ and ‘New Girl’. Recently, she played Dean Cathy Munsch, the lead role in the series ‘Scream Queens’ aired on ‘FOX’. She has authored many children’s books including ‘When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth’ and ‘Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day’ that received critical acclaim. Jamie Lee Curtis has bagged several awards including the ‘BAFTA Award’, ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘Saturn Award’, ‘American Comedy Award’ and ‘Oscar’ for Best Supporting Actress in the acclaimed movie Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.
RUSSELL GOLDMAN hails from Virginia, USA and studied at Wesleyan University, earning a bachelor's in Film, Cinema & Video Studies. A newcomer to the world of comics, his short films have skyrocketed him to success. Return to Sender has played at over 30 different film festivals around the world, while I Make Good Sounds at Parties won him the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles award. Needless to say, his films have already garnered the attention of renowned stars such as Emmy-nominated actress Allison Tolman and pop culture icon Jamie Lee Curtis. Goldman now runs Comet Pictures, a production company founded by Curtis based in Los Angeles. Their latest project Mother Nature debuted as a graphic novel adapted from the upcoming Comet Pictures/Blumhouse feature film.
Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter whose comics have appeared regularly in the New Yorker, Village Voice, and Boston Phoenix. Stevens' graphic novels include Whatever (2008), The Lodger (2010), Failure (2013), The Winner (2018), and Penny: A Graphic Memoir (2021) He lives in Boston with his wife Alex and their cats, Penny and Pepper.
“An environmental horror story with ambitions as vast as the Southwestern sky…fans of thoughtful, character-driven horror will find plenty to dig into.” Publishers Weekly
"gorgeous photorealistic watercolor illustrations" Library Journal
"Jamie Lee Curtis is breaking new boundaries with [Mother Nature]" SFX
"The story offers up an incredibly strong cast of female characters, who must dodge nature's deadly manifestations, including wrathful spirits, lethal hailstones, and killer tumbleweeds." Rue Morgue Magazine
"Striking visuals." Total Film
"...the breakout star is Stevens’ exquisite watercolor artwork." The Revelator
"Stevens’s use of color, his extraordinary precision of touch, and his ability to move between the hyper-real and the monstrous and otherworldly brings Curtis’s story about the natural world, what we extract from it, and what we leave behind, to rich and gripping life." Boston Globe
"It's packed with suspense, action, and some pretty horrific scenes that were not only engrossing, but beautifully shown in the incredible artwork throughout the book, which aids in the storytelling perfectly." Mark reads Books
“...a new blood-blood soaked graphic novel…” Fandom.com
“Mother Nature is a violently urgent comic.” Comic Book Couples Counseling
“...a humane story, sprinkled with truly horrific elements.” Bloody Flicks
“The comic is beautifully illustrated by Karl Stevens, who uses a painterly style to create a sense of dread and foreboding.” Geek Native
“Highly recommend this incredibly important book.” Temple of Geek
“The story uses bloody violence typical of the horror genre to engage readers who might otherwise be apathetic about the environment.” The Economist
"Curtis, Goldman, and Stevens never lose sight of its genre core, relishing in gory, creative deaths." Bloody Disgusting
“The beauty of the comic is thanks in no small measure to the artistry of Karl Stevens’s visual storytelling.” The Comics Journal
“I often felt like I was watching a movie unfold before my eyes.” Vegansuperkick
“It's an eco horror packed with stunning visuals, sharp writing and thought provoking commentary about the impact of humans on nature.” YAundermyskin
“Turning our attention to the visual feast that Mother Nature presents, Karl Stevens' artistic prowess explodes on every page.” Blake’s Buzz