Hot on the heels of the news that Sweet Tooth has been picked up for an eight-part Netflix series, DC Comics have announced that the series is set to make a triumphant return to the world of comics this November in SWEET TOOTH: THE RETURN #1 from writer/artist Jeff Lemire and colorist José Villarubia.
Promising to deliver a “bold re-imagining” of the Sweet Tooth mythology by taking elements of the original series and remixing them into “something familiar but totally new”, the first issue will feature a card stock variant cover from the one and only Jim Lee, and goes on sale November 3rd with DC’s Black Label content descriptor, indicating content appropriate for readers 17+.
Here’s the official blurb:
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.
His visions and dreams may not be real at all…they may just be fiction. But they are hope. And sometimes hope is enough.