BabyTeeth # 1-It’s the End of the World As We Know It?
BabyTeeth #1 introduces us to Sadie Ritter, a teen who is pregnant hiding the pregnancy from her family and friends. BabyTeeth kicks off with Sadie leaving a message to her child she is telling him that she has to tell him everything. Next, we see Sadie pre-birth unaware that she is about to give birth. Lucky for her, her sister appears and takes her to the hospital. Sadie didn’t tell her family that she was pregnant. Everything with the pregnancy seemed to be normal until the Contractions come. It seems the Earth is shaking corresponding with Sadie’s contractions. Once her water broke all hell is breaking loose. The Earthquakes seem to stop after Clark is born. During the birth, something weird happens, and at the end we see Sadie leave an ominous message to her son. It seems we are going to learn about what has occurred since Sadie has given birth. Oh if I forgot to mention Sadie’s baby is the Antichrist.
BabyTeeth is the newest comic from Donny Cates. Everything Donny Cates has put out is well written, and his horror stories are particularly eerie and suspenseful. It is easy to see why he is considered one of the best writers putting out comics today. BabyTeeth show’s glimpses of the future however at the moment not too much is revealed which leaves the audience wanting more. I have a feeling that this is one of those issues where we will look back on and go it was right there and we missed that. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this issue and cannot wait to read subsequent issues. The anticipation for the future occurs organically as the story builds intensity. It seems we are in for a hell of a ride and something is coming to destroy the world and Clark may have something to do with it. I want to give kudos to Donny and the team for tying in the arrival of Clark with the arrival of the comic… Hopefully, nothing crazy happens at 7:48 pm on June 7th In Salt Lake City Utah but just in case I’m going to the bunker.
BabyTeeth’s art is superb and fits the story well. BabyTeeth being a horror story I expected to see bone-chilling art but being rather subdued works better for the story. Garry Brown’s art with Mark Englert’s color choices and lettering from Taylor Esposito work in concert to showcase Sadie’s situation and the varying emotions Sadie goes through as she gives birth. The art works well with the pace of the story and creates anticipation for the future.
BabyTeeth is perfect for people who enjoy suspenseful, ominous; tension filled thrillers. The story is just getting started and already cannot wait to see where Donny Cates, Garry Brown and the team take this story. Just like everything Donny Cates puts out this is another winner with the perfect page and the story naturally unfolding it will be interesting to see where the story goes. Do yourself a favor and add BabyTeeth to your pull list.
AfterShock, Donny Cates, Garry Brown, Mark Englert and Taylor Esposito have a fantastic comic worthy of your pull list.
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Color: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Available June 7, 2017