Jeff Lemire’s Vertigo series Sweet Tooth is ending with December’s issue #40, and the writer/artist is making it known that it’s his call.
“To be clear,” Lemire wrote on his official blog, “…THE BOOK HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED by DC Comics. The decision to end Sweet Tooth is totally my own and based on the natural conclusion of the story I’ve been building over the last three years. I’d like to thank Dan Didio, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Karen Berger for all of there support of the book. I’d also like to thank all of the amazing editors I’ve worked with on Sweet tooth, Bob Schreck, Brandon Montclare, Pornsak Pichetshote, Greg Lockhard and Mark Doyle.”
Issue #40 will be double-sized and fully painted, and feature the climax of “The Wild Kingdom,” the book’s final arc that starts with August’s issue #36.
Sweet Tooth began in 2009, and tells the story of hybrid Gus — a 9-year-old with antlers — and his human protector, Jepperd, in a post-apocalyptic world. Lemire, who also writes New 52 titles Animal Man and Justice League Dark for DC, is one of five nominees for “Best Writer” at this year’s Eisner Awards.
Fans of Sweet Tooth, and Lemire’s other creator owned work, can expect announcements on his next creator owned projects later this year!