Sweet Tooth: The Return, a new six-issue miniseries from DC Comics and writer/artist Jeff Lemire, is slated to launch with a first issue due out Nov. 3, the publisher has announced.
Lemire has been teasing a revival of his classic sci-fi Vertigo book for a number of weeks now, dating back to when the show was announced to be getting a new television adaptation via Netflix. Now, it’s official. Joining Lemire on this project is colorist Jose Villarubia.
The book is being billed by DC Comics as “no re-hash of the original series, but rather a bold re-imagining of the Sweet Tooth mythology; taking elements of the original series and remixing them into something familiar, but totally new.”
You can find the full press release about the new book as well as the first issue cover below…enjoy!
SWEET TOOTH: THE RETURN
A New Sweet Tooth Miniseries Debuts in November!
On November 3, acclaimed international bestseller Jeff Lemire and colorist José Villarubia reunite for a new six-issue post-apocalyptic fantasy miniseries featuring the bizarre, haunting, Sweet Tooth!
Once upon a time there was a little boy named Gus. He had antlers and lived with his father in a little cabin in the woods. Then his father died, and the big man with cold eyes took Gus away. Gus went on many great adventures, found friends, love, happiness, family, and acceptance.
Now, years later…it begins again. A young boy with antlers and deer-like feature wakes in a bizarre and completely foreign world where the last humans struggle to survive. They tell the boy he is special, he is chosen, and that he alone can lead them back to a world dominated by the oppressive Hybrids.
Sweet Tooth: The Return is no re-hash of the original series, but rather a bold re-imagining of the Sweet Tooth mythology; taking elements of the original series and remixing them into something familiar, but totally new. A divided world. A planet long ago past the point of devastation. And at the center of it all, a child who didn’t ask to be born into any of this, but who has no choice but to try and forge some life for himself. His visions and dreams may not be real at all…they may just be fiction. But they are hope. And sometimes hope is enough.
Acclaimed writer/artist Jeff Lemire returns with colorist José Villarubia to bring you the next chapter in the saga of DC’s acclaimed series Sweet Tooth!
Sweet Tooth: The Return #1, with a cover by creator Jeff Lemire and a card stock variant cover by Jim Lee, debuts November 3. New issues will ship monthly and the series will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor, indicating content appropriate for readers 17+. For more information on this series and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dccomics.com, or follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.