Sweet Tooth #40
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Sweet Tooth #40

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
9.6Critic Rating
10User Rating

Guss journey comes to an end and the fate of the hybrids is revealed in the final issue of the acclaimed Vertigo series!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 9, 2013

    Masterful dialogue. Poetic monologue. A double page spread to inspire a deep grin. And more than a single books share of moments to draw tears from even the coldest of hearts. All these factors have made Lemires conclusion to such a deeply personal epic ever so perfect. While I am sad to say farewell to dear, sweet Gus and his family of endearing misfits, I cant imagine a better send-off. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jan 14, 2012

    Sweet Tooth #40 is a perfect and befitting conclusion to a simply extraordinary modern fable about the follies of mankind and the consequences of our disharmony with nature. Jeff Lemire has once again proven himself a master storyteller and one of the best comic writers of our generation. Comics just don't get better than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 14, 2013

    Lemire nails the landing in this issue, delivering a conclusion that feels completely right and appropriate to all that happened before. Despite the fact that the human race is wiped out in this final chapter, it is still a bright and optimistic view of the future. Sweet Tooth has been a classic series, and this final issue is a classic conclusion to the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Jan 11, 2013

    Like I said, it's hard to say much about the story without giving something away. Even telling what emotions are evoked would probably be too much. I think this ending caps the series off brilliantly and cements Sweet Tooths reputation as an epic series that can hang up there in the same realm as Y: The Last Man. If this issue feels short or rushed at first, it's because Lemire has created a world we wish we could spend more time in, filled with characters we have come to love. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 9, 2013

    Sweet Tooth has been one of the best comic books on the racks. Its characters and themes have touched us in ways that we probably wont even realize until years from now. Issue 40 is a fantastic and emotional sendoff that we wont soon forget. Thank you, Jeff Lemire. Theres a little piece of Gus that will live with us forever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jan 20, 2013

    Really, I cant wait to reread the entire thing as soon as I get the chance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 10, 2013

    Regardless of depth of familiarity with the concept or the characters, Lemire places enough care and creativity into this issue to make "Sweet Tooth" #40 complete and compelling. "Sweet Tooth" has enough depth and development within to consider it a fairytale, thanks to the lessons imparted and morality emphasized. I have no doubt readers will set up their back issues to relive the entire tale once more after closing this issue, while those who came late to the story will undoubtedly seek out the entirety. This series has been unique and heralded as such, but "Sweet Tooth" #40 is, quite simply, the best single-issue story in the story of the boy with antlers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 22, 2013

    One of the best series I've read in a long time, very characteristic of Vertigo's creator-driven offerings. This had a wonderfully developed 40 issue arc with a very clear story progression from beginning to mid-series to ending, with this final issue service as a wonderful epilogue to the series. This is how a last issue should be done. Touching and satisfying, it answered my questions and left me with a sense of closure for the series that I often am left without as other series end.I can't recommend this highly enough, check out the TPBs of this series from the beginning if you've never read this before, you're in for a superb story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Jan 13, 2013

    In all the years I've been reading comics,I'venever read a story as satisfying as Sweet Tooth. Lemire should be damn proud of what he's accomplished here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jan 9, 2013

    Lemire's art is consistent with the rest of the series, which is to say that it's spot-on in depicting the emotion of his characters and remarkably detailed despite its deceptively simple style. He also employs his watercolor style for the flashback sequences, which works perfectly in conjunction with the aesthetic of the rest of the story, let alone the series as a whole. The page layouts and story pacing are pretty traditional, but it allows Lemire to get the maximum impact from his characters. It's also fun to watch him go completely off the reservation in terms of what we're familiar with; though the aesthetics are familiar, the jump into the future allows Lemire to draw some things that we haven't seen in the series before, so that's a ton of fun as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 11, 2013

    A very strong finale to a beloved series. The only downside is that it teases us with what might have been. The stories in this issue could easily have been expanded to fill 100 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jan 13, 2013

    This is Jeff Lemire's goodbye to Sweet Tooth and its characters in more ways than one. He uses this issue to write a heartfelt farewell to the world that he's created, and in the process, gives readers some amazing insight into how the adventure we've followed has impacted those who lived through them. When so many stories choose instead to leave that to the reader's imaginations, Lemire manages the opposite in a surprisingly satisfying manner that still leaves room for interpretation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jan 10, 2013

    The brief delay between #39 and #40 may make this issue seem to be a bit abrupt at first, but as a bookend, it brings the story of Jeppard and Gus to a very satisfying conclusion. “Sweet Tooth” has been quite a ride from issue #1, a roller coaster of emotion and imagination, and while it is strange to finally see it ending, Lemire played off his cast with a strong sense of closure and dignity. Goodbye, Sweet Tooth. Goodbye, Big Man. That sure was a story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 9, 2013

    This final issue is fantastic and how it ended, I could tell was a fitting end. Now I need to do myself a favor and go back to see what I missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Miles Greb Jan 10, 2013

    Sweet Tooth ends well. It leaves us still with mystery around the Alaskan Gods, the nature of the start of the plague , the details at the end of Issue #39, Gus's relationship with Windy, etc. Room for more, if Lemire ever gets time, but also room for fans to wonder if he never does. Read Full Review

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