Review: Mother Nature by Jamie Lee Curtis
Mother Nature is a debut graphic novel by the horror legend herself, Jamie Lee Curtis! I am so thrilled to be a part of this review blog tour, and many thanks to Titan Comics for the digital galley & finished copy!
Mother Natureby Jamie Lee Curtis, Russell Goldman, Karl Stevens
Published by: Titan Comics
on August 8, 2023
Genres: Dystopian, Graphic Novel, Horror, Young Adult
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.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ first penned graphic novel, you might expect it to be more on the slasher/horror side, but those assumptions would be wrong, however I think the topic is more compelling – Mother Nature is more supernatural, Native folklore, and eco-horror. This graphic novel is steeped in environmentalism and the dangers of corporations owning our natural resources.
We are introduced Nova, when she is just a teenager and witnesses a tragic death of her father at the hands of his employer, the Cobalt Corporation. She then goes on to seek revenge on the company for stealing the natural resources and taps into a primal energy that she can barely comprehend.
Meanwhile as time passes the entire town of Catch Creek is either working for Cobalt, is family of Cobalt, and all seem to be benefitting from Cobalt and their promises. Even Nova’s mother, which she also cannot understand how her own mother could find herself so closely tied to this energy corporation.
The town is part of Cobalt’s switch from oil production to the Mother Nature project which is creating clean safe water production, but Nova knows something isn’t right, she can feel it, and finds the project is definitely awakening some unknown terror that could destroy everything & everyone. Maybe Mother Nature is fighting back.