Wednesday, February 20, 2013

365 Comics...51: Sweet Tooth Vol.3: Animal Armies

''Animal Armies" begins with a uniquely laid out chapter (issue 12) in which the top 2/3 of the page tells one story and the bottom 1/3 tells another. More specifically Dr. Singh is dictating his personal recollections of the eruption of the affliction through to certain conclusions his made since meeting Gus, all of which is written in prose accross the page bottom, while immediately above are visual representations of his notes.  The top 2/3 follow Gus through the rest of his first day at the camp.  It's a really effective storytelling technique which I was ready to praise Lemire highly for, but at the end of the chapter he writes "For Wolfman and Perez'' which makes me think he took inspiration from an issue of "The New Teen Titans".  I totally want to read that it indeed this is the case.  Anyone know what issue it was?
To the google machine!

Ach! I was wrong.  It was an homage to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1O,"The Monitor Tapes."  Still it's an amazing storytelling device which Lemire wields well.

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