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text 2015-11-03 04:53
November Wrap-up
The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic: 25th Anniversary Edition: "The Colour of Magic", "The Light Fantastic" by Terry Pratchett (2-Jun-2008) Hardcover - Terry Pratchett
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods - Jeff Lemire
Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by Summers, A. K. (2014) Paperback - A. K. Summers
SuperMutant Magic Academy - Jillian Tamaki
Lumberjanes Vol. 1 - Brooke Allen,Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson

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review 2014-09-03 03:35
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods - Jeff Lemire

This is a good graphic novel. The story is simplistic, but interesting. I absolutely loved the character of Gus. He was so innocent and sweet. While the artwork was a little too heavy on the shading for my taste, I am interested in continuing reading the series to find out what happens to Gus.

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review 2014-02-21 01:18
Book Review: Sweet Tooth Vol 1 by Jeff Lemire
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods - Jeff Lemire

The Basics

 

Meet Gus. He’s the survivor of an apocalypse he doesn’t fully understand, mainly because his father has protected him from the world his entire life. There was a virus, and those who are left like to hunt, kill, or use in any way they see fit kids like Gus. Meaning kids who are part human and part animal. When Gus’s father dies, his story really begins.

 

My Thoughts

 

This first batch of issues mostly consists of setup. It’s great setup that showcases a fascinating world, a couple of engaging characters, some harsh dystopic/apocalyptic fare, and promises more greatness to come. But like any story, this is the part you have to get through to get to the good stuff. The reassuring thing is it starts getting to the good stuff about halfway through. There’s no need to wonder if the second volume will be better, because it’s practically assured it will be.

 

I’ve read a lot of “after the end” stories that use a virus as their catalyst. Refreshingly, this one brings something new to the table: Gus. The mere existence of Gus and the hints that there are others like him (though they take other bestial shapes) is very intriguing and unlike anything I’ve seen done in this genre. An argument could be made for everything else being done or seen before, but certainly not that, and I think it’s enough to sustain a story, especially with the hints of the virus and Gus’s kind being linked.

 

The artwork lies more on the cartoon side of things than the photo-realistic, but it works. The grisly moments are no less grisly, the emotion no less affecting, and there is a lot of surprising beauty here. Lemire left me staring at certain panels, just trying to absorb and memorize, flipping through more than once to revisit his art.

 

This is only the beginning, and the beginning was enough to make me want to pursue more.

 

Final Rating

 

4/5

 

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review 2013-08-28 00:00
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods - Jeff Lemire I read this before going to sleep the other night and it was an awesome bedtime story. This looks like the beginning of an amazing series, and a must-read for fans of The Walking Dead. In a post-apocalyptic world, after some kind of mysterious "accident" seven years ago, everyone has become infected with what appears to be a consumption-like disease which is killing everyone off. The only ones who are immune to the sickness are the children born after the accident, hybrids of humans and animals. Now, humans have been killing off the hybrids, capturing and studying them to figure out a cure or antidote. Gus ("Sweet Tooth") is one such hybrid, and after his father finally succumbs to the sickness, he is left completely alone and unprepared to face what lies outside of the woods. There are some really interesting characters here and an intriguing plot. I'm looking forward to the next issue!
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review 2013-08-25 00:00
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods - Jeff Lemire I liked it. Don't looooooooove it... So it's a 3 stars in my modest opinion.
Maybe because I read and ADORED [b:Saga, Volume 1|15704307|Saga, Volume 1|Brian K. Vaughan|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1351259514s/15704307.jpg|19113524] (another sci-fi book, with a mixed origin child too) and inevitably read Sweet Tooth comparing to it
Maybe the second volume is better?
I must buy and read to know. And I will.
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