Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sweet Tooth #29

by Jeff Lemire

It's been a while since we've last seen Gus, Mr. Jeppard, or the other cast members of this series.  For the last three months, we've been given a story set in Alaska almost one hundred years ago (with guest artist Matt Kindt) which has helped establish a little more of an historical connection between what we know of Gus's world and the past.

Now, Jeff Lemire is back to drawing the book (I do love his art), and we get to find out what has been happening with all of our favourite characters.  It seems that about a month has passed in story time, with Jeppard camping out on his own while waiting for Gus to recover from his injuries and rejoin him with Dr. Singh so they can continue their travels north.

During this time, Lucy has been getting sicker, and keeping it from everyone.  Also, Johnny has been reading the records of Project Evergreen, the group that built the dam facility where everyone has been staying.  The revelations he discovers coincide a little too neatly with the information that Jeppard uncovers when he goes to steal a vehicle from Haggarty's camp.  There is no real surprise in learning that Walter, the man in the dam has been lying to everyone, but I'm very interested in seeing how this is going to play out.

Sweet Tooth has been a very strong monthly comic from Vertigo for a couple of years now, and I like that the quality is not letting up.

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