Sweet Tooth: The Return #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Gus. He had antlers and lived with his father in a little cabin in the woods. Then his father died, and the big man with cold eyes took Gus away. Gus went on many great adventures, found friends, love, happiness, family, and acceptance.
Now, years later…it begins again. A young boy with antlers and deer-like feature wakes in a bizarre and completely foreign world where the last humans struggle to survive. They tell the boy he is special, he is chosen, and that he alone can lead them back to a world dominated by the oppressive Hybrids.
Sweet Tooth: The Return is no re-hash of the or more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Nov 3, 2020

    Everything feels familiar, but for all the wrong reasons. The events are correct but they keep happening in the wrong order. Purpose drives them forward like a compulsion sown into the DNA of Gus. By introducing doubt into a story we think we know, a new mystery and adventure are reborn through its retelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 4, 2020

    This is truly awesome and I am happy and glad to have read it. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 3, 2020

    This seems to be a story about cycles, about history repeating itself, and about how far we would be willing to go for the truth. But it's also a very simple story about a boy who wanted more and an old man who"well, the book hasn't given us those answers yet. What it has given us is proof that sometimes, the second trip around is just as compelling as the first. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 3, 2020

    There's always something a little bit unnerving and spooky in Lemire's writing. His descriptors always seem to paint the perfect picture but that picture is often of something slightly (or very much so) supernatural and eerie. When you couple that skillset with art also provided by Lemire here, that one-two punch combo is incredibly effective at setting an unsettling tone in the work. Add in the gorgeous color work of Villarubia and letters by one of my favorite letterers in Steve Wands (although sadly replacing another Comic Watch favorite letter in Pat Brosseau) and you've got the makings of an incredible new mini-series from a brilliant creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 2, 2020

    Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 is a good start/continuation that is full of mystery and intrigue that might be better if you read the original, but is somehow new user friendly as well.  There are so many reasons to give this one a look, but the main one is it's damn good! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 3, 2020

    Jeff Lemire returns to one of his greatest works with an opening chapter that leaves the reader thoroughly entertained while begging for answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 3, 2020

    Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 is an interesting debut. While it doesn't have me wanting to see what has come before, I want to see where the series goes. The story of attempting to escape your current reality is something that's very relevant to today and the religious aspect to it makes it all the more intriguing. As someone new to the world of Sweet Tooth, I'm excited to see where it all goes and watch Lemire work his usual magic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 3, 2020

    Sweet Tooth: The Return is an interesting, challenging, and absorbing sort of read. If you have the patience, this is a work that is contemplative and moving as the story that takes place between the panels is captivating. You just need to let it in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Nov 4, 2020

    It's a solid return, but Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

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