While you might be a little pandemic’d out when it comes to comics and games viruses wiping out humanity are a familiar trope. From the Walking Dead making the jump from Comics to a long running series and soon to be The Last of Us being adapted with the Mandalorian Pedro Pascal we now have another End of the World virus series for you to binge with Sweet Tooth.
From Jeff Lemire, known for his work on Animal Man for DC, Black Hammer for Dark Horse, Moon Knight and Old Man Logan for Marvel to name just a few is quite possibly most well known for Sweet Tooth. The DC/Vertigo series running from 2009-2013 (The Last of Us was released in 2013) was collected across 40 issues set in a world where both a virus plagued and wiped out a lot of humanity in parallel to animal/human hybrids being born (connected or not you have to wait for the series or pickup a trade paperback to find out).
In this world Gus or Sweet Tooth had been living with his religious father in seclusion learning about outside world until the death of his father forcing him into it. Here he meets Jeppard who rescues Gus and promises to take him to sanctuary. This leads to a trek across the US learning about what happened with the virus among other things. And being published under the Vertigo imprint from DC things do get a little dark.
The series was actually announced last year with Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Producer and while things have been happening in the world clearly from the teaser trailer and the announcement of a release date this June things have been going full steam ahead.
You can check out the teaser below but tell us what do you think? Are you hyped to see Sweet Tooth adapted into a series for Netflix? How close to the source material are you hoping for? Will there ever be an Buddy Baker series that leads to a team up with Swamp Thing? Let us know in the comments down below.
Sweet Tooth will start streaming on Netflix on June 4th