>> Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sweet Tooth Vol. 5: Unnatural Habitats by Jeff Lemire
Genre: Science Fiction, Grapic Novel
Series: #5 in the Sweet Tooth series
Publication Date: 2012
This volume contains issues 26-32 of the comic series
From the publisher:
As the mysterious Captain James Thacker and his crew man a deadly expedition, they will uncover secrets centuries old, but what does any of this have to do with Gus and Jepperd? Plus, while Jeppard, Singh and Gus make plans to head to Alaska, things start to deteriorate for the rest of the group back at the sanctuary!
This volume initially takes a detour to the past to an expedition to Alaska before returning to the original timeline of the story. This adds some fascinating elements and along with some potential connections it also adds many questions. Back in Gus and Jeppard's time things at what most of the group of travelers thought was a safe haven change quickly.
This one provided some answers to the mystery of the plague, the animal hybrid children and how all of this got started. At the same time however, the final volume has a lot to resolve and I cannot wait to read it.
The art in the Captain Thacker story is by Matt Kindt which helped give that story a distinct feel. The return to Gus and Jeppard's story returns to Jeff Lemire's now familiar gritty work.