Review: Babyteeth #1

book_BABYTEETHThe first issue of the new series Babyteeth already has me anxious for what comes next. Writer Donny Cates‘ quick-cut storytelling unfolds in a flashback as the narrator, sixteen-year old Sadie Ritter, tells her son the story of his birth. In just a few short pages, more questions are asked than answered in the best possible way. Who is this mystersious child, born on waves of earthquakes and bringing with him the end of the world? And if the world is over, how is Sadie still getting cell service?

While the story of Babyteeth is unexpected and pleasantly unique, its stand-out qualities most certainly lie in its ink and charcoal style black-and-white art, created by Garry Brown and Mark Englert. The art enhances the storytelling experience through tight zooms and agressive close-ups, enhancing the drama and expanding the suspense for readers even in the space of this premiere 20-page issue.

If subsequent issues follow suite, readers are in for a high-speed story that barely gives you time to come up for air.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Garry Brown
Color: Mark Englert Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover A: Garry Brown  Cover B: Elizabeth Torque
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Aftershock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review