Sweet Tooth: A Discussion of Show and Comic

The comic (throughout the series):

Story & Art: Jeff Lemire
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Additional art: Nate Powell, Emi Lenox, Matt Kindt

After being raised in total isolation, Gus – a boy born with deer-like antlers – is left to survive in an American landscape devastated a decade earlier by an inexplicable pandemic. Even more remarkable is that Gus is part of a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children who have emerged in its wake, all apparently immune to the infection.Enter Jepperd, a violent, hulking drifter who soon takes in Gus and promises to lead him to “The Preserve,” a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way they’ll have to contend with science militias, deadly scavengers, rival bounty hunters, and hybrid worshipping cultists as they fight to make it to safety and solve the mysteries of this deadly new frontier.”

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Review: Barbaric #1

Writer: Michael Moreci
Illustrator: Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Design: Tim Daniel
Editor: Adrian Wassel

Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches.
Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just…BARBARIC.”

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Review: Thistlebone

Writer: T.C. Eglington
Artist: Simon Davis
Letterer: Annie Parkhouse

The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilisation and find purity in the old ways, namely worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of sacrificing her. But Avril escaped…”

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Maiden Faire Renaissance Festival

I’ve always wanted to go to a Renaissance Festival type of event, but the timing never seems to work out for me. I’m either unwell, busy, or just unable to attend for whatever reason.

I almost thought this would be the case for Maiden Faire Renaissance Festival this past weekend until I realized they’d also be open Memorial Day, which worked perfectly for me. My mom, my niece, and I all got in the car and drove the short distance to the local ren faire.

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Review: Hollow Heart #4

Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Paul Tucker
Colorist: Paul Tucker
Letterer: Paul Allor
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover A: Paul Tucker 
Cover B: Jen Hickman
On Sale: 6/2/2021

Mateo and EL have carved out a good life for themselves. They’re alone. They’re free. They’re in love. They’re happy. But EL begins to suspect that Mateo is keeping terrible secrets from him. Meanwhile, Mateo works to provide EL with the life he needs, desperate to keep EL from discovering the truth and destroying his own happiness.”

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Review: Basilisk #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Illustrator: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Alex Guimarāes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt.

Until now… when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.

New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and artist Jonas Scharf (Avengers Of The Wasteland) reunite to unleash a supernatural horror series for fans of Killadelphia and Stillwater rooted in the way we process the world – our senses.”

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Anime I’ve Watched Recently #5

Welcome back! This month is a hefty one full of anime, so be prepared for some good stuff. I was wrapping up a list for Soda and Telepaths called 31 Anime Characters with Red Hair, so I spent a lot of time deep diving into some characters and shows to get a good feel for them. Plus, there were some shows I was just eager to check out.

Let me know what your favorites are, or what you plan to check out next!

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