Sweet Tooth is an ongoing comic series that focuses on Gus. Just your average nine year old boy with antlers and deer ears as he tries to survive in a post-apocalyptic America. Through the course of the five issues collected here, we see what became of Gus's family and how he survives the dangers that await him in the world outside of the forest home that he grew up in. A plague of some sort has wiped out most of humanity and since it happened, the only children that have been born are part animal. What makes Gus unique is that he pre-dates the plague and thus does he hold the key to curing the disease or is he the original cause? That question is not answered here, but we get to meet the mysterious and brooding Jeppard as he befriends Gus and offers to take him to the "Preserve"; a place where it is rumored that they protect hybrid children. Is the Preserve a myth? You have to read it for yourself.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tradio #19 - Sweet Tooth - Out of the Deep Woods
Welcome back, imaginary readers! This week, we focus on a writer/artist that has been killing it with his new series (Animal Man and Frankenstein) that are part of the new 52 over at DC. This title really got his work in more mainstream hands and ultimately lead to him getting the work he has today. This week, we focus on writer/artist Jeff Lemire's first trade for Sweet Tooth entitled Out of the Deep Woods, published by DC comics under the Vertigo banner.