- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Vertigo; 1st (first) edition (Dec 14 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401228542
- ISBN-13: 978-1401228545
- Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 0.8 x 25.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity Paperback – Dec 14 2010
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About the Author
Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed Essex County Trilogy, the Vertigo graphic novel The Nobody, and is the winner of a Xeric Award and YALSA Alex Award. He is currently the writer for DC Comics' Animal Man, Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E., and Vertigo/DC's Sweet Tooth. He has also previously written the Eisner-nominated Superboy.
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Lemire's art still works here and the expressionistic art is maintained. Some of the panel designs are particularly innovative and some of the mystery is more firmly established. It takes it's time with movement, which is nice as comics often rush development in a way that cheapens the characters. That said, I still feel that this isn't quite living up to it's critical acclaim level yet. It's good. It's very good. Lemire is talented artist and writer, and both in one person is rare, and Vertigo is doing a good job of letting these characters breathe, which was rare in comics. Some of Lemire's superhero work seems to suffer from being forced to accelerate things.
Those caveats aside, this volume, more than the first, let me truly see it's promise
We pick up with Gus and Jepperd on their journey to "The Preserve." Jepperd promised to take Gus to this safe haven. It's supposed to be a sanctuary for Gus and other hybrids, but it isn't what it seems. Nothing is. What Gus learns is you can't always trust the ones you love... Heart ache, guilt, and determination are rolled into this packed volume.
I totally feel for poor Gus and Jepperd with their losses and trying to cope. It's got to be hard. Jepperd struggling with internal issues which is reveal to be about his late wife, Louise, and Gus becomes and experiment at "The Preserve".
And that ending! Before starting I did NOT see that coming, but started to pick up on some hints and was like noooooo way! I'm really interested to see where this goes and how it all connects.
"Sweet Tooth" should be on any serious comic fan's reading list.