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Product Details

  • Series: Sweet Tooth (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo; Apparent First Edition edition (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401228542
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401228545
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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The second arc of Lemire’s series continues to wear its influences (The Road, The Stand, Mad Max, Y: The Last Man) proudly on its flanneled sleeve, though Lemire’s skillful storytelling ensures that nothing feels derivative. While boy-deer Gus gets poked, prodded, and hypnotized by people looking to understand the global pandemic that tore society to shreds and caused children to be born as human-animal hybrids, we learn a bit about what drove the brutish Jeppard to deliver the boy to captivity. In Lemire’s burly, chiseled artwork, a tiny tweak in Jeppard’s steely glare speaks volumes, and the sweetness behind Gus’ dazed expressions gets sharper by the page. --Ian Chipman

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.

More About the Author

Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series SWEET TOOTH published by DC/Vertigo and the award winning graphic novel ESSEX COUNTY published by Top Shelf. He also writes ANIMAL MAN, FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. and SUPERBOY for DC Comics.

In 2008 Jeff won the Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist, and The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association's prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade!

Recently named one of Wizard magazines 25 "rising stars", Jeff is also hard at work on a new graphic novel for Top Shelf called THE UNDERWATER WELDER, due in 2012. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.

Customer Reviews

This title was nominated for a 2010 "Best New Series" Eisner Award.
K. W. Schreiter
The character development is great, and the odd and often misshapen art works perfectly with the unsettling story.
Brandon Konkle
Lemire takes two characters and tells separate stories about them, while linking them to a larger plot.
Tyler S.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. W. Schreiter VINE VOICE on December 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
This TPB collects the "In Captivity" story arc (issues #6-11) of Canadian writer/artist Jeff Lemire's fascinating, character-driven, post-apocalyptic monthly Vertigo comic book series. Protagonist Gus is a deer-human "hybrid" boy who upon his father's death and the collapse of outside society has left his isolated wooded home for Sheppard's promise of "the preserve". The last volume ended with Sheppard trading Gus to the militia camp in exchange for a large duffel bag. The story alternates among three periods of Tommy Sheppard's life: flashbacks of his professional ice hockey career with the Minnesota Wildcats and life with pregnant wife Louise before the accident, his further decline after leaving Gus at the camp, and his brutal first encounter with the militia camp after months on the road, the entire focus of Issue #11. The camp experiments on and interviews Gus, with a relatively kindly doctor probing Gus' memories about life in the woods with his late father. Lemire slowly reveals more details about the causes and circumstances of society's fall. This title was nominated for a 2010 "Best New Series" Eisner Award. I've enjoyed every Sweet Tooth issue thus far.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
The second book of Jeff Lemire's apocalyptic sci-fi horror "Sweet Tooth" sees our hero Gus in a concentration camp with fellow human-animal hybrid kids who are being experimented on in a Dr Mengele-like fashion. But wait, the yuks just keep on coming! Jepperd, the Judas of the first book, is given his day in court also and we learn of his tragic relationship with his now-deceased wife, and we find out clues about the origin of the mysterious plague that has ruined this reality.

Lemire expands on his world-in-ruins that we caught glimpses of in the first book. We see what's become of society and the survivor camps. We find out how the survivors are coming to terms with this massive shift in life and how they are trying to reverse the plague. What's interesting is that through some weird hypnosis sequence involving a plague doctor and Gus, we see Gus' father differently as well as Gus' own origin.

Things are left unresolved on all storylines though as there are several more books in the series planned. It's a tantalising setup though which initially felt like it was a Road-Warrior mashup with Cormac McCarthy's "The Road but is turning out to be something totally original.

Lemire's art is as strong as in the first book but the overall tone of this second book is far more depressing and darker than the first. Nonetheless it is compulsively readable and I enjoyed it a lot. The setups in Book 2 mean that Book 3 promises to be really exciting.

Comics fans looking for something a bit different will do well to check out this original series.
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By Tyler S. on December 31, 2010
Format: Paperback
The technique for writing this arc is one I haven't found in any other comic. Lemire takes two characters and tells separate stories about them, while linking them to a larger plot. Jeppard and Sweet Tooth were developed quite a bit in the first volume, but here we go much much deeper, and then you start to realize that this big mystery has just begun. All the supporting characters are well written, but I'm in love with the fact that the story is focusing on two central characters, even though they did not come into contact with eachother this round.

I don't want to give anything away, but volume two is better than the first. It just feels like a bomb ticking away before an explosive event occurs. The tension is high, and the mystery is thick. There's nothing that can stop me from picking up volume 3 the day it comes out. I'm dying to know the answers, and Lemire has set up one big, big story.
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** spoiler alert ** I have not been enjoying Sweet Tooth. As I suspected, this volume made Jepperd more of a protagonist instead of leaving him a bad guy as he appeared to be when delivering Gus to the "preserve" in the last volume.

I am not a fan of Sweet Tooth's art style, and it feels like the story is progressing at the speed of a snail. Yes, it was interesting that Gus may have been the first hybrid, or even the cause of the plague. And I did like that he wasn't actually born, but possibly created by his "crazy" father. But the writer, Jeff Lemire, is taking so long to deliver these interesting plot points, that it makes the rest of the book feel mediocre.

Prediction: Jepperd's wife and baby are alive!
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By Ioanna Kyriakoy on June 12, 2013
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Because i wanted to read it really badly and i love comics,especially the ones with plots like this. Love it.
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By MARGARET DODDS on May 11, 2013
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I'm really enjoying this series & can't wait to get the rest of the books to find out what happens.
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By Doug on December 14, 2014
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A great comic that keeps your attention from start to finish. I would suggest to start on volume 1 so you're not missing anything important. I read a lot of comics and this has to be one of my favorites.
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