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  • Published: 12 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781401276805
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300
  • RRP: $44.99
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Sweet Tooth Book One


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From writer/artist Jeff Lemire, the mastermind behind Essex County and TRILLIUM, comes this new edition of his critically acclaimed masterpiece, SWEET TOOTH!

A cross between BAMBI and Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD, SWEET TOOTH tells the story of Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children, has been raised in isolation following an inexplicable pandemic that struck a decade earlier.  Now, with the death of his father he's left to fend for himself...until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find The Preserve which is a refuge for hybrids.

This unique and haunting series is written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Lemire and colored by fellow Eisner nominee Jose Villarrubia. This graphic novel collects issues #1-12.

  • Pub date: 12 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781401276805
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300
  • RRP: $44.99

About the Author

Jeff Lemire

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. Now one of DC Comics cornerstone writers, Jeff was prominent in the publisher's recent New 52 line-wide relaunch as the writer of GREEN ARROW, ANIMAL MAN and FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. He has also written the monthly adventures of SUPERBOY, THE ATOM, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. 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. He has also been nominated for 5 Eisner awards and 5 Harvey Awards. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.

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Praise for Sweet Tooth Book One

“"Like a Coen brothers road-trip drama, SWEET TOOTH...is a fantastic post-apocalyptic comic." --AM NEW YORK "SWEET TOOTH is a grabber from the get-go...Lemire retains his gift for imbuing ordinary moments with a sense of wonder." --THE ONION "Jeff Lemire's SWEET TOOTH is as heartbreakingly elegant as it is wholly original. One of the best comics I've ever read."--Damon Lindelof, co-creator and executive producer of "Lost" I would crawl over broken glass to read this."--Jason Aaron (SCALPED)”


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