>> Friday, July 18, 2014
Sweet Tooth Vol. 4: Endangered Species by Jeff Lemire
Genre: Science Fiction, Graphic Novel
Series: #4 in the Sweet Tooth series
Publication Date: 2012
This volume contains issues 18-25 of the comic series
From the publisher:
They were hunted... but they survived.
The half-animal hybrid child called Gus and the big man called Jepperd have escapes the clutches of a brutal militia, with a ragtag band of scientists, survivors, and other hybrids in tow. Though the betrayals and sins of the past are fresh in their minds, an uneasy truce binds the group together.
Now they head north to Alaska, where salvation from the sickness that slaughtered billions -- and the mysterious condition that created Gus and his hybrid friends -- may be found.
As I said after the previous volume, this series just gets more and more fascinating with every issue.
I enjoyed the way that the flashback stories of some of the characters were drawn by guest artists Nate Powell, Emi Lenox and Matt Kindt. It was an interesting and fun element.
The story continues to add interesting elements and surprises while at the same time keeping the focus on Gus and Jepperd and a handful of other characters,
More and more of both the backstories of recurring characters are revealed. There are also more clues and questions about both Gus's origin and what caused the plague.
I'm glad I have the final two volumes out from the library.