Babyteeth #1
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Babyteeth #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 13
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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NEW SERIES! Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it's going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though...should be fine. From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST's Garry Brown!

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller May 15, 2017

    Above all that is a central conflict of what a mother will do for her child, regardless of what that child could become or what they're destined to do. It's something most parents can identify with in some fashion, granted not on this type of scale. While there are many questions left unanswered, the answer to "should I give this a try" is a resounding yes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 8, 2017

    Babyteeth is off to a helluva start. Cates writes characters that feel like actual people you've known all your life, then puts them into horrifying situations that would make any normal person break down. Coupled with Brown's artwork and Englert's colors, this is set to be an incredible series. If this is how the world ends, it's just beginning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 6, 2017

    Sadie comes across as a smart, if slightly naive young girl thrust into maturity unexpectedly, plagued by grim omens illustrated with blood-curdling eerieness that emphasizes the supernatural turn Sadie's life has taken. There are hints from Sadie's monologue of new characters and mysteries to come, enough to tease but not enough to ruin the coming surprises, and the spooky vibe Englert and Brown have given the book with their art is a strong portend on its own that Babyteeth is a book to follow in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 16, 2017

    'Babyteeth' reads like a tasty appetizer that doesn't satiate your appetite but makes you hunger for more. There's still so much to the story that Cates is holding back you can't read this and not demand to know what happens next. Engaging characters, mysterious dark overtones, innovative art and the inevitable coming of the antichrist helps make 'Babyteeth' a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 16, 2017

    Oh, and in case you missed the memo, 2017 is now officially Donny Cates year, folks. Get used to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 16, 2017

    Babyteeth #1 is an evocative, creepy and assured debut for a horror series about the possible coming of the Antichrist, written by Donny Cates ("God Country") with art by Garry Brown ("The Massive"). The team sets up its central concept effectively and with a good sense of dread and foreboding, but don't forget to put real and engaging characters at the heart of the story, so we're involved beyond the concept itself. The art team delivers a striking issue that melds its real-world elements with both its supernatural and even emotional ones. If you're looking for horror with heart, Babyteeth #1 delivers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias Jul 1, 2017

    I look forward to seeing how this tale will unfold and any horror fan should gladly added this book to their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - jenisaur Jun 8, 2017

    If subsequent issues follow suite, readers are in for a high-speed story that barely gives you time to come up for air. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 8, 2017

    I've always said that horror needs more heart and armed with said heart and a sneakily large scale, Babyteeth #1 makes AfterShock Comics two-for-two when it comes to great comics of the spooky variety. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Jun 7, 2017

    Overall Babyteeth is a surprisingly unique take on an end of times trope intensely illustrated with frenetic artwork. The fact that the story has so much heart to it hooks the reader and will bring them back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 9, 2017

    “Babyteeth” #1 is a strong debut that does a great job at being a true first issue that gives us lots to want to come back to without feeling hollow. The art and coloring is great and I'm excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Jun 5, 2017

    Overall, you're left with the good effect that a light narrative and artistic touch can evoke, with just enough portents of chaotic and dark things to come for Sadie and Clark that make for a solid first issue of an original series. Cates' authentic teenage dialogue pairs well with Brown's expressionistic art style to introduce you to a grieving girl who is almost lost " but not quite. At once dreamy and disturbing, Babyteeth promises a new take on the anti-Christ narrative with fine craft that will need to be maintained as the narrative unfolds. If this first issue is any indication, a great story will be sure to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Jun 9, 2017

    This is only the third series I read by Donny Cates and a pattern is already emerging. His first issues are all about building the premise while at the same time introducing major character relationships that will surround that premise. With God Country it was a son attempting to help his dad while still supporting his current family. I sense a similar situation with Babyteeth it seem he is having a premise that may about the ending of the world but in fact its really about how this family interacts and reacts to this situation. Either way we can chalk this up as another major success for comics newest It writer Donny Cates. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Jun 9, 2017

    Baybyteeth #1 may be full of mystery, but it's intrigue and engaging narrative make it one worth picking up. The clever storytelling and use of narration also makes this an appealing tale, with the gritty art and ominous overtones being alluring to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 6, 2017

    I feel like a broken record at this point, because at the end of every Donnie Cates review I beg everyone reading to just go buy it. And, much like Redneck and God Country, Im going to beg you to go out and buy this one. Its a better-than-promising start to another book from one of the best talents in the industry right now. Youre failing not only yourself, but good comics by not at least giving Babyteeth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 7, 2017

    Babyteeth admittedly tells me more about the story through the solicitation information than the book itself, though plenty is easily inferred. That's not a big problem overall because those that go in on a book like this are likely doing it more because of the creative side, which is excellent, than anything else at the start. This is a series that will take a bit of time to tell its tale but it felt like it just needed a bit more of a concrete hook in the start here to really demand you come back for more. It's definitely got a lot going for it as Cates sells us Sadie in a big way and Brown's artwork is fantastic as always. I'm definitely curious about where it'll go and it's a book that's definitely on my list of titles to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 8, 2017

    The lack of immediate answers may turn off some, but for us the strong art and compelling emotional core is pull enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jun 9, 2017

    An intimate, character-driven approach to the birth of the antichrist which is, understandably, as surprising as it is enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Jun 10, 2017

    All told, then, I'd have to say that I was reasonably impressed byBabyteeth #1. It didn't blow me away or anything, but I felt like I got my money's worth for my $3.99 (which I forked over out of pocket) and it set things up with enough style and panache to hook me for, at the very least, the short term. I'm not going to give it the longest leash in the world, but I have a reasonable amount of confidence that these quite good creators aren't going to strangle themselves with their own collective umbilical cord. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Jun 8, 2017

    This issue will definitely appeal to those of you who are into horror. It's a suspenseful story that I, personally, can't wait to find out more about. Babyteeth is definitely a series to keep up with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Jun 6, 2017

    I wouldn't recommend rushing out and grabbing this one. We've seen this kind of story before, but Cates is a smart man and my opinion might completely change when the next few issues hit. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 12, 2017

    We leave Sadie where we found her, pausing under a full moon a world away. Babyteeth is a front row seat to the approaching end of days via the lady who unleashed its catalyst. The story may be a touch familiar, but the delivery is open-ended enough to leave room for intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Jun 10, 2017

    Interesting premise and story threads, but due to being what feels like a slimmed down TV pilot it's presented in a way that doesn't really do much beyond the cover or synopsis. This could go somewhere interesting, but we get no real idea of that in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 10, 2017

    This horrific tale is undercut by some disappointing visuals. I really wanted to like this, but the art was not for me. I'll go one more issue, but if it looks the same I'm out Read Full Review

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