Alright, I've got a bit of a confession to make: I haven't picked up Sweet Tooth in quite a while, and this is my attempt to get back into it.
And I know that's probably a very bad thing, but there's only so many issues I can read a week, and some series have to take the hit. This happened to be one of them, because I knew that eventually I'd be able to pick up the trade and it would be just as awesome as when I left it. There would be that trust there.
I wasn't wrong for doing it, as this is my pick for a favourite book for this week.
Lemire has crafted such a rich world, and besides the whole post-apocalyptic thing, there's this background in science and mythology that captivated me. That holds true in this issue, where we finally get a little bit of background into Gus' creation, and the circumstances of his emancipation.
The parallel structure of this issue is really what makes it shine. Lemire had the sense to show a "past" and "present" view of the events of the issue, allowing us to both absorb what was being discovered and get the context for it.
And really, that's what blew me away about this book: the amount of stuff that could be stuffed into it without overwhelming us with it. That takes skill.
Sweet Tooth #35
The Verdict: A lovely five antlers out of five to to Mr. Lemire for giving us something that feels extremely satisfying to read, as someone who's become invested in this world, and the characters that inhabit it. Great work.