|Can you spot the secret independent mainstream titles?|
This week's total purchases included:
Animal Man #1-4 (DC)Both Sweet Tooth and Animal Man are written by (formerly) independent comic book writer-artist Jeff Lemire. I first took notice of Jeff's stark visuals when he pencilled an issue of Jonah Hex earlier this year (at this point Sweet Tooth was already a modest "hit," and he had been brought into the stable of DC/Vertigo creators). While Lemire writes Animal Man, he plays both the writer and artist roles with Sweet Tooth, His writing/drawing style is clean and heady offering action and subtle food for thought. The personal challenge ahead for me is culling the back issue longboxes for the other issues so that I can get caught up on the compelling story of Sweet Tooth's eponymously nicknamed protagonist Gus, the antlered hero of this post-apocalyptic world...
Sweet Tooth #24-28 (Vertigo)
American Vampire #21 (Vertigo)
Uncanny X-Force #18 (Marvel)
Zorro Rodes Again! #6 (Dynamite)