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Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity (edition 2010)

by Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire (Illustrator)

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Title:Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity
Authors:Jeff Lemire
Other authors:Jeff Lemire (Illustrator)
Info:Vertigo (2010), Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:graphic novel, 2012

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Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire

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I can't help but notice a great handful of parallels and influences from The Walking Dead. It only goes to show that this is definitely my kind of book, as well as anyone whose interests are within this genre. ( )
  LaneLiterati | Feb 24, 2014 |
Volume 2 begins with Gus trapped in the "preserve," where he meets several other animal-kid hybrids, also locked up in the prison camp. Wendy, a pig-girl, is one of the few who can speak, and she tells him what actually happens there: someone comes to get the hybrid kids, and they don't come back. Soon Gus is taken to talk with the doctor, who believes that something in Gus's past will explain the plague. Meanwhile, Jepperd considers his own past, reviewing how he came to be the person he is, and deciding who he wants to be.

The post-apocalyptic elements are clearer here; there's a better sense that this is something that Happened to the world and now we're living in it, rather than something that's happening Out There Far Away. Violence is ticking up, pushing this more toward upper-high school or adults. ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 31, 2013 |
Part of a post-apocalyptic series based around a young mutant named Gus. After a plague has killed most of the world's population, children begin being born part animal. These mutant children become sought after by the humans that remain because of their resistance to the plague. Great series. ( )
  clstaff | Apr 11, 2012 |
In this second volume of Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire, we find Gus being held in a quasi-military base about to be used for scientific research into why children born since the plague are half-human, half-animal hybrids. Meanwhile, Jepperd has taken his reward for turning Gus over and gone back to his farmhouse. It is here that we realize what his reward is.

While the scientist marvel at Gus and believe he could be the possible answer to their questions, Jepperd tries to lose himself in alcohol, but finds he cannot turn off the memories that haunt him. And one such memory seems to be Gus.

This is a fascinating and strange tale of man’s humanity and inhumanity towards each other. I am firmly hooked by this post-apocalyptic saga and will gladly follow where this author intends to take me. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jan 15, 2012 |
After being rather on the fence after reading the first trade, I decided to give the second trade a shot, and I'm glad that I did. The characters, particularly Jeppard, are fleshed out a lot more in this trade. He has his reasons for turning over Gus to the militia - painful ones, as the reader soon learns. And Gus, who was believed to be just one of the hybrid children, discovers that he might have been the FIRST hybrid children. This trade is a good, although bleak, way to spend an hour or two. ( )
  schatzi | Jun 7, 2011 |
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"'When they come and get you... you don't never come back.' There are no good people left in the world. Gus is learning that the hard way. Gus thought the man called Jepperd was his protector, his friend. But then Jepperd brought him to a terrible place where half-animal hybrid children like Gus are kept in cages. A place where hard men conduct lethal experiments in a vain attempt to unravel the secret of the plague that has ravaged the world. These men sense that Gus is special. And they'll get to the bottom of what makes him that way... by any means necessary. Meanwhile, Jepperd himself is a free man, who can roam the wastelands at will. But he can never forget the life he left behind. Now he's spiraling, heading down a self-destructive path... and the tragedy he's worked so hard to bury, the tragedy that mad him what he is, waits for him at the bottom."--Publisher's description.… (more)

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