Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods

Jeff Lemire

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genre Sci-Fi
publisher Vertigo
publish date May 18, 2010
popularity checked out 32 time(s)


  • By David Zhang -
  • By Strangely -

    I wasn’t sure what to make of this book at first. It’s one of those things that’s firmly decided to walk the line between fantasy and science fiction for the time being and we the audience just have to deal with that. If you can get past the sheer wonkiness of the concept what you have is perhaps the first truly midwestern apocalypse story in comics.

    I grew up visiting the midwest every summer with my family and these landscapes are as part of my childhood imagination as they clearly are of Jeff Lemire’s. The story is a simple concoction that echos Cormac Mccarthy’s The Road and Mel Gibson’s Mad Max as readily as it does Carnivale and The X-Files. We don’t learn much about the world Sweet Tooth is inhabiting at first, but it certainly grabs you from the get-go.

    The Apocalypse is long over and humanity is barely hanging on, in the middle of all the madness as the icing on the cake, you get children who are being born as half-animals. (Now that’s a pretty big pill to swallow, and I must admit I had three false starts getting into this book but I’m really glad I did.) These hybrids are the only ones who are immune to the strange virus that has killed most of the human population, and thus, may be the key to salvation for the survivors. As such they have become the target of a small holdout of the American Military and a few scientists.

    This volume barely get’s Sweet Tooth off and along on his journey but it left me hungry for more. Check your predispositions at the door and dive into this one, you’ll be glad you did!

  • By Jacob Jensen -

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