Over the past fifteen years, Jeff Lemire has become somewhat of a comic book writing superstar. While he’s worked on an impressive assortment of superhero books like Extraordinary X-Men, Hawkeye, and Bloodshot, Lemire seems most at home with more personal, character-driven stories. With Sweet Tooth, Lemire introduces us to 9-year-old Gus, a half human/half deer hybrid who lives in a world ravaged by a mysterious pandemic. Once Gus’ father dies, he leaves his life of isolation, traversing an apocalyptic American wasteland in search the elusive “Preserve”–a rumored safe haven for hybrids like himself. But before you dive into the second season of the Netflix adaptation, be sure to catch up on the source material—along with these other excellent comics from Lemire’s extensive bibliography.
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