Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Boy with antlers attacked by humanoid dogs

Jeff Lamire's Sweet Tooth #3, by Jeff Lamire

The great comic of our time continues. I think I may be the only person in the world reading this, as my local comic shop noticeably has very few copies of this in – comics readers are maybe not so gone on things that do not feature costumed idiots punching the shite out of each other. Anyway, you will recall that this is the one where some kind of plague has killed most of the world, leaving a few survivors, some of whom are mysterious half-animal mutants. The main character is a boy-deer hybrid whose father has died in the plague. Now he has fallen in with this guy called Jeppard, with whom he is travelling to… somewhere. Jeppard's motives are unclear, and while the boy has little option but to trust him, the shadow of darkness remains upon him.

This issue sees them travelling on through the world, the first time the boy has really seen anything outside the woods he lived in with his father. We get sense of how terrible the apocalypse wrought by the plague. It's all a bit picaresque, though not in a bad way, but there is a fascinating revelation on the last page.

So again, I encourage people to seek out this excellent title.

There is an unexciting preview at the back for some comic called Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, which seems to be yet another spin-off from Vertigo's popular Fables comic.

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