When Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth first started in 2009 from Vertigo Comics, it was easy to draw parallels between it and titles like “The Walking Dead” and “Y: The Last Man”. It offered another post-apocalyptic settings with a strong character driven narrative. But once Lemire established his premise, it was clear he was telling a different type of end-of-the-world story. After setting up the desolate American landscape and exposing the central characters, “Sweet Tooth” became more than a story of survival and morality. It transformed into a bona fide mystery laced with themes of family, loss, and fatherhood. “Sweet Tooth” comes to an end on January 9th with issue #40, and it marks the end of one of the most charmingly original series of the past decade. READ MORE
DC announced today that Eisner-winning Jeff Lemire will be taking over for Peter Milligan on Justice League Dark starting at issue #9. I know professional journalism is supposed to be unbiased, but we all know it isn’t, and I cannot contain my excitement for this news. I could not think of anyone I would rather crafting this title. Jeff Lemire has been absolutely killing every book he lays his pen to, and now he gets a chance to rework some more major Vertigo icons. Lemire has said that this is his “dream gig at DC”, and given his passion for JLD characters, I have no doubt this will become an even more incredible series. Following his thriving success on Animal Man, Lemire now hopes to do the same with the gang of misfit heroes. Check below for the release details.
UPDATE: It was announced that Peter Milligan will be writing Stormwatch also starting at issue #9, after his leave on JL Dark.
UPDATE 2: Jeff Lemire Will be leaving his post on Franeknstein, and will be replaced by Matt Kindt, another very talented writer.
Why not bring in the New Year with some brand new books on your pull list? Yeah that’s right, venture outside your comfort zone and try something you’ve never tried before. Who knows, you might even like it! This week storms in with the first issue of FERALS, plus the newest issues of ANIMAL MAN, SWAMP THING, and more. Read on for the skinny…
Welcome to the weekly previews for August 3rd, 2011 here at Graphic Content! Let me preface this week by saying that there are A LOT of good comics coming out this week. Though every week has it’s highlights, I believe this is the best of the summer with several books by Snyder, the start of Spider Island, and the second to last Flashpoint issue! Get ready for some time indoors this week because there are way too many books for you spend you days running around outside in the sun like a loser.
The truth is everyone would read all the books if they had the time and money, but in reality most of us don’t. Here you will find a little taste of some major comics being released each week, my take on them, and, as always, feels free to discuss below. Whether you have been into comics since you were a little one, or are new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books are for you. I’ve picked out some comics I feel will stand out in the coming week and listed them under their respective publisher, with over a dozen previews of some of your favorite books such as ”AMAZING SPIDER-MAN”, “GATES OF GOTHAM”, and “SWEET TOOTH”. Read on for the skinny…
It may be my bias toward pretty much anything Vertigo puts out combined with my love for a fellow Canadian, Jeff Lemire, but I am obsessed with Sweet Tooth. For those who have not been following this gem of a book, quite simply, you should be. This series is consistently beautiful month after month, and I can hardly wait to see what little antler boy is getting up to. Read on for the skinny…
Hot off the heels of the announcement that Jeff Lemire’s critically acclaimed original story “SWEET TOOTH” would be up for its first Eisner Award for Best New Series this year, Vertigo Comics has provided readers with a 4 page look inside the newest entry into the ongoing series. Inside you can read said pages, and don’t forget that you can still read the entire first issue online and find out what all the fuss is about. Read on for the skinny.
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.
Often times it is easy to overlook things that might seem small or even miniscule when compared to the things around them. It is too true that in many cases these seemingly small, inferior things possess far more potential than their peers. This is the case for many aspects of our lives. Literature is a prime example. With so many stories glutting store shelves, with everybody and their mother writing a story (and even the dog & cat seem to get in on the action these days), and publishers clamoring to find the next “TWILIGHT” or “HARRY POTTER”, the ultimate loser just could wind up being the consumers themselves. After all, quantity isn’t quality and no matter how deep you look you might not ever find that needle in the haystack. That is unless or until it drives itself into your finger and makes you notice.