THOUGHTS ON COMICS: Sweet Tooth Volume Three
With the third installment of this already stellar series, the plot threats that have been simmering for the first two volumes hit the boiling point. Jeff Lemire writes with great restraint and illustrates with true, startling originality. If it weren’t 1AM, I’d be on my way to the comic shop to buy the remaining three volumes.
Sweet Tooth is painfully good.
THOUGHTS ON COMICS: Sweet Tooth Volume Two
So far, I’m floored by this series. Every chapter has been perfection. Jepperd and Gus, while on completely different ends of the spectrum, are two of the best characters this industry has even turned out. Inventive storytelling, beautiful art that pushes boundaries, and raw, unsentimental emotion make this volume a stunning read.
If the quality stays this high, I’d put Jeff Lemire’s post-apocalyptic epic right up there with Y: The Last Man.
I can’t wait to read what happens to these lovely characters next.
THOUGHTS ON COMICS: Sweet Tooth Volume One
I read SWEET TOOTH: VOLUME ONE while I was in the hotel during my off time at Heroes Con this year. I was moved to tears twice, shocked by the storytelling multiple times per issue, and inspired to be a better writer and, by extension, person throughout reading it. I cannot praise this post-apocalyptic indie sci-fi thriller character drama horror-thing enough. Beat by beat perfect. “This could be the beginning of a classic,” was my first thought after completing it. I’ve had some time, I’m still thinking the same thing.
I have the rest in trade, so let’s see if it lives up.
Justice League Dark gripe
Why does everyone rag on Peter Milligan’s Justice League Dark? I think it’s a great book. Clever writing, engaging characters, a nice slow-boil narrative, and beautiful art. I’m excited to see what Lemire’s going to cook up when he takes over the writing, but I just don’t get the Milligan criticism. In September, I bought more than half of the New 52. I’ve been dropping ever since, and now I just buy four DC books a month. Milligan’s Justice League Dark is one of ‘em.