Jeff Lemire’s Comics Series ‘Sweet Tooth’ Ending Dec 2012

‘Sweet Tooth’, the DC Vertigo series that seemed to beat the odds – both in the tough reality of comics publishing and for the characters themselves – will meet its end in December with issue 40.

The story of Gus, a young boy with antlers, and his friends in a harsh post-apocalyptic world will, however, be coming to a natural conclusion in the final story arc entitled “The Wild Kingdom” which begins with issue 36. Going out on all cylinders, the final issue will be double-sized and fully-painted.

In a post this morning on the Vertigo blog, series creator, writer, and artist, Jeff Lemire said, “It’s incredibly gratifying to finally get to the end of the journey with Gus and Jepperd. Everything I’ve done with the series so far, everything I’ve built month after month, has all been about this, the final story.”

Assuaging possible rumours regarding the series sudden end Lemire added, “I want to make one thing really clear…Sweet Tooth is not being cancelled. The decision to end it at issue 40 is entirely my choice.”

He implied that he could have kept the book going but the end that will come with issue 40 was always going to happen. “I’ll miss my little antlered friend. But I owe it to him to finish his story properly….And that means not prolonging the series just because I can.”

On his personal blog Jeff Lemire said about the series conclusion, “I’m confident in saying that it will be the best work I’ve ever done!”

Jeff Lemire is currently the writer of DC 52 series Justice League Dark, recently replacing Peter Milligan, and the critically acclaimed Animal Man which will be privileged with an annual this month. Lemire told fans on his blog to expect news on his next creator-owned projects to come later in the year.

Sources: Vertigo blog, Jeff Lemire blog

Reporter: Dean Simons

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