Wednesday, March 7, 2012

sweet tooth 18 - 25: endangered species by jeff lemire

Gus (can I call him Sweet Tooth?), Jeppard, and company set out for Alaska in search of answers about Gus's past and the disease that wiped out the majority of the world's population. Along the way, Lucy and Becky see their first snow, Gus begins to understand Jeppard's past, and the gang meets up with Walter, an eccentric living in a fortified paradise under a waterfall. Lemire's art is at its melancholy best in this volume, and guest artists Nate Powell, Emi Lenox, and Matt Kindt only add to the fun. If you're not reading Sweet Tooth yet, start NOW. If you're already an addict, this volume answers many of the questions set forth in volume three and blends in plenty of foreshadowing paired with the who's-really-the-bad-guy elements that Lemire has admirably employed throughout the series. Sweet Tooth is the perfect gateway comic - give it to anyone who is foolish enough to think comics aren't serious lit. Grade 8+