Jeff Lemire can do weird-spooky (see, e.g., his Twilight Zonish graphic novel Underwater Welder) and he can do gripping (see his amazing, post-apocalyptic Sweet Tooth), but in his newest graphic novel from Image Comics, Gideon Falls, he shows that he can do spooky-verging-on-terrifying, with a tale of supernatural mystery that combines avant-garde graphic treatments with outstanding writing to create a genuine tale of terror.
It's the story of Jack Joseph, a deep-sea welder who works on an oil-rig off the coast of Nova Scotia. — Read the rest
Jeff Lemire -- creator of the epic apocalyptic graphic novel Sweet Tooth and the dreamy, Twilight-Zonish Underwater Welder -- returns with a new graphic novel, Descender, with Dustin Nguyen -- we're proud to present the entire first issue below!
I've been reviewing Jeff Lemire's gorgeous, bizarre adventure comic Sweet Tooth since volume one came out in 2010 and I've loved each volume (two, three, four, five). But as the conclusion approached, I worried that Lemire wouldn't be able to tie off all the threads and bring the story to a conclusion that did justice to all the extraordinary moments of grace he visited on the way. — Read the rest
I've just finished Unnatural Habitats, the fifth collection of Jeff Lemire's apocalyptic Sweet Tooth comics, and I continue to be absolutely taken by it, on the grimmest of tenterhooks for the next volume.
I just got around to reading Endangered Species, the fourth volume of Jeff Lemire's outstanding, post-bio-apocalyptic graphic novel Sweet Tooth (here's reviews of the previous volumes). Damn, this is good stuff.
In Sweet Tooth, a plague has swept the planet. — Read the rest
Jeff Lemire's third Sweet Tooth collection, Animal Armies, is a most excellent continuation of one of the best apocalyptic comics currently underway: the story of a world-killing plague that leaves human-animal hybrids in its wake. It's pretty much impossible to review this volume without spolierizing the first two, so I'll just say, hot damn, that's some fine eschatology! — Read the rest
Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity is the second collection of Jeff Lemire's brilliant, grim post-apocalyptic comic serial. The first volume blended whimsy and horror to make a kind of strange and deliciously dissonant package. With this second volume, all the whimsy is gone and all that remains is horror, noir and relentless and merciless, as we go further into the life of Gus and the people around him. — Read the rest
Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods is a great post-apocalyptic graphic novel in the tradition of The Walking Dead and Y: The Last Man, featuring likable innocents walking a blasted, ruined America, helped and hindered by good people gone bad, and bad people gone worse. — Read the rest