Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sweet Tooth #15

by Jeff Lemire

Lemire continues to do some interesting things with this title.  In this issue, we check in with four different groups of people on the move.  Gus and his friends have escaped from their captivity, and are on their way to Gus's home.  At the same time, Abbot and Dr. Singh are at the same cabin, and have discovered some interesting things about Gus's father and where Gus probably came from.  Meanwhile, Gus is being pursued by some of Abbot's men, and Jeppard and his new allies are on their way to Abbot's base to rescue Gus.  Got all that?

The plot is not confusing at all, but Lemire does have a lot of balls in the air.  Complicating things, and spicing them up, is the strange dream that Gus and Jeppard share, and the prophecies and predictions that Gus's dad wrote in his 'bible'.  There's a lot more happening in this comic with each new issue, as Lemire continues to drop more hints about where this is all headed.

Visually, this comic is always interesting.  This month, Lemire experiments and plays around with his scene transitions, posing different characters in the same positions for the switch from one locale to another.  You can almost imagine the fade outs taking place on a television screen.

Sweet Tooth is a great read.  I know that Lemire is going to be getting a lot of attention this week for his new Superboy series, and I hope that some of his new fans pick this up and give it a try.

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