Sweet Tooth #12

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 4, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

In this stand-alone story, we take a peek into a day in the life of Gus as our favorite antlered boy finds moments of surprising tenderness in the grueling militia camp. Meanwhile, Dr. Singh recounts the events of the plague. The shocking revelations continue in this great jumping-on point to Vertigo's Eisner-nominated buzz book!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 4, 2010

    Lemire structures the story in a way I've never seen before. The upper 4/5ths of each page detail Gus' time in confinement while the lower 1/5 tells the story of the plague's outbreak, with the doctor's narration – printed on the lower margin of each page – serving as the issue's only text. The juxtaposition between Gus' silent, nightmarish struggle and the Doctor's historical account is a powerful one, ultimately working you into a weird trance until the final page leaves you with a frightening question. This is the perfect jumping on point for new readers – not only in that it summarizes the series' plot in an accessible, bare-bones manner, but also in the way it introduces readers to Lemire's weird, effective and wholly original style. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 8, 2010

    A daring choice by Lemire, but one that prevents this from being an unremarkable filler issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 6, 2010

    I need to know more about the characters though. Sure, I feel for Gus, but I'm not clear on what Gus' cause is. Why do I need to know more beyond this issue? Sure, I'll check in on issue #13 when it hits, but this book is going to have to do more than present a slow burn with the next issue. Read Full Review

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