Sweet Tooth #19

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

One of Vertigo's most experimental titles takes even more chances as indie superstars Matt Kindt (REVOLVER, Superspy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) and Emi Lenox (Emitown) contribute stories alongside Jeff Lemire for a very special stand-alone issue. As the three female characters of SWEET TOOTH go off to collect firewood for the night, we see glimpses of their past, all of which reveal something more about the mysterious plague that decimated America.

  • 9.5
    IGN - Mar 2, 2011

    With each issue of Sweet Tooth, Lemire inches closer towards the revelation of the plague and what the hybrids have to do with it. However, with issue #19, it's never been clearer that perhaps like its spiritual predecessor Y: The Last Man, Sweet Tooth is less concerned with the "why" and more with how the characters deal with the aftermath. If you're looking for something potent and something pure, forget every single superhero release this week. You'll find nothing that matches Sweet Tooth #19 in terms of emotional impact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Mar 6, 2011

    It seems that there are only two types of issues when it comes to Sweet Tooth: fantastic, or absolutely fantastic. This one's the latter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 4, 2011

    And of course, Lemire draws some pages as well, giving us the framing device for these stories as well as bringing in the start of a new story. It's a strong opening for "Endangered Species," and I'm (unsurprisingly) eager for the next issue. And while I'll miss our guest artists, I'm glad the book ends on Lemire; it's a good reminder that his own art is not only strong but goes a long way toward creating the overall "innocence meets danger" feel that is "Sweet Tooth." This issue is not only a good issue in general, it's a strong jumping-on point if you're interested in the series. Can't ask for much more than that. Read Full Review

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