By Jeff Lemire Pornsak Pichetshote came on as editor of SWEET TOOTH with Issue 9. I had had the fortune of working with both Bob Shreck and Brandon Montclare before that, so I had been spoiled in the editor department. But Pornsak has more than been a great editor; he’s also one of my great friends now too.
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By Jeff Lemire Issue 10 of SWEET TOOTH is my favorite so far. Well, maybe issue 18 is now, but you haven’t seen that one yet, so I’ll stick with 10 for the time being. In that issue, featured in SWEET TOOTH Vol.2: IN CAPTIVITY (Out Dec.8), we take a break from the ongoing storyline as the mysterious, possibly evil Dr Singh hypnotizes Gus, the antlered protagonist of the series, and enters his mind…literally.
By Jeff Lemire In the opening scene of SWEET TOOTH Vol.2 “IN CAPTIVITY” (Out Dec.8) our hulking anti-hero JEPPERD is shown in a flashback of his life before the mysterious plague wiped out most of the human population and spawned a new race of human/animal hybrid children.
By Jeff Lemire Despite the fact that his doe-eyed face fills most of the covers of SWEET TOOTH, the series was never meant to be just about Gus. It was always going to be just as much about Jepperd, the mysterious, hulking drifter. Jepperd’s like Batman to Gus’ Robin, Butch to his Sundance, Tango to his Cash. You get the picture.
Gus quickly learns that the path to freedom may be deadlier than captivity. But can he do what it takes to keep the hybrids safe? And just who are those feral Dog-boys that have been haunting Gus's dreams since issue #3? These secrets and more finally revealed in SWEET TOOTH issue #15 on sale next week! [gallery link="file"]
Just as Jepperd gathers his army to take down the militia camp, Gus and the hybrid kids embark on a daring escape. In the process, our doe-eyed hero crosses a line, and he'll never be the same. "Animal Armies" amps up as our cast all head toward a bloody, heart-wrenching collision. Check out some pages from SWEET TOOTH #14 and pick up a copy October 6th! [gallery link="file"]
Passing the one year mark with issue #13, SWEET TOOTH begins a new storyline September 1st! Gus and the other hybrid kids meet a new ally in the militia camp, but will he help them find a way out? Meanwhile, Jepperd and his new traveling companions head into the heart of "The Last City" looking for allies of their own. [gallery link="file"]
In SWEET TOOTH #12 we take a peek into a day in the life of Gus as our favorite antlered boy finds moments of surprising tenderness in the grueling militia camp. Meanwhile, in this silent paneled, stand-alone story, Dr. Singh recounts the events of the plague. The shocking revelations continue in this great jumping-on point to Vertigo's Eisner-nominated buzz book!
Over the years the Vertigo imprint has produced smart, shocking and critically acclaimed series such as The Sandman, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer and Fables, to name a few. Now, Vertigo’s latest ongoings are poised to join those legendary ranks.