Out of all of the series’ running right now, and God knows there are thousands, Jeff Lemire’s (“ESSEX COUNTY”, “THE NOBODY”) dark, post pandemic fairy tale “SWEET TOOTH” is in this writers humble opinion ranked in the top 10 best. Lemire’s avant-guard style of story telling and his off the wall ideas make his work some of the most complex in comics, and “SWEET TOOTH” is widely regarded as one of the best pieces of illustrated fiction in circulation. The story itself is something between a Cormac McCarthy novel and a Coen Brothers film with enough violence, drama, and tragedy to keep almost any reader entertained. Written and illustrated by Lemire, the story is being pegged as a runaway favorite for the Eisner Awards. So to celebrate the upcoming release of the trade paperback that will collect the series’ first 6 issues (May 18th) readers are being treated to a digital copy of the first issue thanks to Vertigo Comics. To read the issue make the jump.
“Like a Coen brothers road-trip drama, “SWEET TOOTH,” by indie comics fave Jeff Lemire, is a fantastic post-apocolyptic comic.” —AM NEW YORK
“Excellent.” –USA TODAY/POP CANDY
“Jeff Lemire’s amazing postapocalyptic comic SWEET TOOTH: bloody and gentle all at once.” –New York Magazine (Approval Matrix Lowbrow/Brilliant)
“Sweet Tooth is a grabber from the get-go . . . Lemire retains his gift for imbuing ordinary moments with a sense of wonder.” –THE ONION/AV CLUB
If you thought you knew Eisner-nominated writer/artist Jeff Lemire’s (The Essex County Trilogy) work, think again. A cross between Bambi and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, SWEET TOOTH has everything you love about Lemire’s work—the quiet intimate moments, the powerful emotion—mixed with violence, and an edge that is unlike anything you’ve read of his before.
Follow Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children, as he sets out with Jepperd, a hulking drifter, on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘The Preserve’ a refuge for hybrids.
“SWEET TOOTH” Trade Paperback #1 is Available On May 17th Thanks To Vertigo Comics! (MSRP-$9.99)