Sweet Tooth #1

Sweet Tooth #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 2, 2009 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

From out of the deep woods and the mind of acclaimed indie cartoonist Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, The Essex County Trilogy) comes a new Vertigo monthly ongoing series like no other! After being raised in total isolation, Gus a boy born with deer-like antlers is left to survive in an American landscape devastated a decade earlier by an inexplicable pandemic. Even more remarkable is that Gus is part of a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children who have emerged in its wake, all apparently immune to the infection.Enter Jepperd, a violent, hulking drifter who soon takes in Gus and promises to lead him to "The Preserve," a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way they'll have to contend with science militias, deadly scavengers, rival bounty hunters, and hybrid worshipping cultists as they fight to make it to safety and solve the mysteries of this deadly new frontier. This bizarre and haunting new series is boldly written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Lemi

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 2, 2009

    What matters is that Sweet Tooth #1 is a tremendous debut, and I have a hard time believing anyone who reads it won't be convinced to come back next issue. Both fans of Lemire's work and curious newcomers will find plenty of surprises in these twenty-two pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Sep 7, 2009

    Ill be honest: I dont think I can do this comic justice by writing about it; you have to read it for yourself. Thankfully, the people at Vertigo seemed to know this, so they priced the first issue at only a $1.00. I dont know that I would have picked it up, otherwise, but I can guarantee you that Ill be reading it from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Sep 3, 2009

    Atmosphere and mood are what this book is all about. Thoroughly barren and broken with a beautiful glimmer of hope, this is a fantastic debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Sep 3, 2009

    Hey, if you are looking for something different, why not jump in on the ground floor and buy the first issue of Sweet Tooth? I can guarantee its at least one dollar cheaper than every other book youre thinking about buying this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 8, 2009

    I hope "Sweet Tooth" does well. I think Lemire's a major talent who deserves a wider audience. I'm just afraid that Lemire's taking the wrong tactic for the pacing of this series. Hopefully other people besides myself will stick around, because I think this is going to be great once it starts moving. In this troubled marketplace, though, sometimes you only get one chance. Read Full Review

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