Babyteeth Volume 1 (Babyteeth) by Donny Cates

Babyteeth Volume 1 (Babyteeth)

Collecting all five issues of the first story arc from the hit AfterShock series, BABYTEETH!Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it's going to break o...

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Babyteeth Volume 1 (Babyteeth) Reviews

  • Aqiul Colombowala

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    Babyteeth is the story of Sadie, a 16 year old girl who gets pregnant, hides her pregnancy from everyone but her sister and is scared of the consequences. Sounds simple enough till you factor in that her child is an evil being of untold power known as The Final Son. She promptly proceeds to name him Clark (after Superman). Oh and he also drinks blood.

    Excell

    Read the full review here -

    Babyteeth is the story of Sadie, a 16 year old girl who gets pregnant, hides her pregnancy from everyone but her sister and is scared of the consequences. Sounds simple enough till you factor in that her child is an evil being of untold power known as The Final Son. She promptly proceeds to name him Clark (after Superman). Oh and he also drinks blood.

    Excellent plot eh? Yeah, it can immediately hook you into wanting to know more and it definitely did that to me. The story though, is much simpler. There's a demon child and there are forces in the world that want the child dead at any cost. The story is laid down as a narration of events the Sadie is recording for her child. So the events described here have already happened.

    Sadie seems like your normal 16 year old college student who got pregnant and is planning on keeping the baby. Her elder sister, Heather, is a badass who is protective of her sister. When Sadie starts getting contractions which lead to earthquakes, Heather is the one driving her to the hospital and starts suspecting that something is off. As the child is born, all earthquakes stop. Sadie's father, a military man, is around to help Sadie with the demon child and is generally accepting of the fact that his 16 year old daughter has given birth. Good on you Mr. Ritter.

    The earthquakes are also how the secret organization known as 'The Silhouette' tracks down where the demon child was born. Soon an assassin is tasked to kill the demon child and anyone else involved in the process. Sadie's child also manages to summon a demonic raccoon through a portal somehow while Heather manages to run into a warlock who wants to help. There's a lot of weird stuff going on here!

    Given all its good points, where the story manages to falter is in being utterly simplistic. This is not a bad thing in and of itself and I'm it appeals to a different set of people. For me, I just wanted a bit more from the story. I will definitely still want to read the next volume though!

    The art is quite good and I really liked the dark, evil theme that's going on through the book. The copy I received had well over 45 pages full of illustrations and covers. The art here is amazing! I went through these pages multiple times just taking it all in.

    Overall, I'd say this was a fun graphic novel to read. 3/5

  • Krutula

    Billed as a Juno-meets-The Omen kind of story, Babyteeth is a retrospective story narrated by Sadie, a teen mom who discovers she got more than she bargained for. Part humor, part horror, it starts with how the birth of her son literally causes an earthquake. Then comes the part where she has her family's support to survive what's coming ahead.

    Sadie is a little scared at first, as expected of any teen mom. Her ex-marine dad and her delinquent older sister are badasses and she is afraid to tell

    Billed as a Juno-meets-The Omen kind of story, Babyteeth is a retrospective story narrated by Sadie, a teen mom who discovers she got more than she bargained for. Part humor, part horror, it starts with how the birth of her son literally causes an earthquake. Then comes the part where she has her family's support to survive what's coming ahead.

    Sadie is a little scared at first, as expected of any teen mom. Her ex-marine dad and her delinquent older sister are badasses and she is afraid to tell him she was pregnant and her (sister) who the father of the child is. (Nah, it was another plain ole human teen) In any case, she gets through the delivery (during which she dies for a second there) and gets home, but she is still unsure of how to be a mother at her age. Her vulnerability shines through at moments like when she is not able to hush the child but her dad helps out. But even before she can get over the fact that now she is responsible for a human(-ish) life, she discovers, to her horror, that her kid likes blood - specifically only hers (at the moment). The author brings out the utter disbelief in her sister and father and the total bonkers-ness (that is a word, right?) of the situation. Conceptually, it is carried out very well. Following this, there is an assassin out for her kid (and of course that assassin belongs to some weird cult) and another weird dude who saves her sister and comes to help out with protection.

    The artwork of the book is very atmospheric - a lot of dark scenes, overwhelming red in color scheme and creepy kid smiles perfected. The alternate covers are also excellent conceptual models. This is a graphic novel you definitely want to sink your creepy teeth into. ;)

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries

    is the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who's become a new mother. She has a wonderful support system, but being a teen mom is hard enough

    your baby being the antichrist.

    This is a horror graphic novel, but it's also a story of family and motherhood. Despite the oddity of her circumstances, Sadie is such a lovable main character. She cherishes her little one more than anything from the start. Her family is so delightful, from her ex-Marine father to her ass-kicking, drug-selling

    is the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who's become a new mother. She has a wonderful support system, but being a teen mom is hard enough

    your baby being the antichrist.

    This is a horror graphic novel, but it's also a story of family and motherhood. Despite the oddity of her circumstances, Sadie is such a lovable main character. She cherishes her little one more than anything from the start. Her family is so delightful, from her ex-Marine father to her ass-kicking, drug-selling big sister. I honestly loved these characters to death, and can't wait to see where the story takes them.

  • Jamie Connolly

    Excellent. The writing is exactly what it should be. Right on point. The art I’m still not sure about. It’s scratchy and quick-handed. I don’t have a specific preference when it comes to art. I like some more than others but this style is just new to me and hasn’t grown on me yet. In any case, the story, theme and plot and characters and style are all great. A baby is born and shakes the world and is prophesied the antichrist and it drinks blood to survive. Powerful factions begin the fight with

    Excellent. The writing is exactly what it should be. Right on point. The art I’m still not sure about. It’s scratchy and quick-handed. I don’t have a specific preference when it comes to art. I like some more than others but this style is just new to me and hasn’t grown on me yet. In any case, the story, theme and plot and characters and style are all great. A baby is born and shakes the world and is prophesied the antichrist and it drinks blood to survive. Powerful factions begin the fight with the family of the unaware mother being caught in the middle. Queue the craziness and they are running with it. Anyway, first volume sets it all up rather nicely and I can’t wait for the second. I’m expecting big things here. Donny cates is now on my list of people to watch for.

    Just wanted to add a quick addendum here. If you liked this story or even just the premise then you must read another called “chosen: american Jesus” by mark millar. And, if you can get your hands on one, another by millar called “savior”.

  • Devann

    Before I started this I was kind of expecting it to be just another Rosemary's Baby esque story; fun but nothing really special. In a lot of ways this story still is pretty standard so far, but the characters more than make up for it. Sadie was such a great narrator and her dad and sister were really cool as well. It's nice that their reactions to things are not necessarily what you would expect them to be. I'm de

    Before I started this I was kind of expecting it to be just another Rosemary's Baby esque story; fun but nothing really special. In a lot of ways this story still is pretty standard so far, but the characters more than make up for it. Sadie was such a great narrator and her dad and sister were really cool as well. It's nice that their reactions to things are not necessarily what you would expect them to be. I'm definitely excited to see what happens next.

  • Diane Hernandez

    Epic new comic that reads like a classic horror story.

    Sadie is 16 and giving birth during a series of earthquakes in Salt Lake City Utah. The earthquakes stop immediately after her son Clark is born. At the same time, a mysterious group called The Silhouette is attempting to kill Clark believing that he is the Anti-Christ. To reveal any more of the plot would ruin the surprising twists to come.

    Babyteeth is the best horror comic I've read this year. I got goosebumps as good or better than when I

    Epic new comic that reads like a classic horror story.

    Sadie is 16 and giving birth during a series of earthquakes in Salt Lake City Utah. The earthquakes stop immediately after her son Clark is born. At the same time, a mysterious group called The Silhouette is attempting to kill Clark believing that he is the Anti-Christ. To reveal any more of the plot would ruin the surprising twists to come.

    Babyteeth is the best horror comic I've read this year. I got goosebumps as good or better than when I read the first volume of The Walking Dead or Preacher. It reminds me of the end of the first Terminator movie where the mother is driving to Mexico with the ominous clouds in the rear view mirror. I can't wait to read future volumes as we delve further into Sadie's and Clark's story. The characters are what make this story feel so genuine like it could be happening around the corner. It is highly recommended to anyone who enjoyed The Omen, The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Preacher or almost anything by Stephen King along with anyone who just enjoys a good tale.

    Thanks to the publisher, Aftershock Comics, and NetGalley for an advanced review copy.

  • Jennifer

    A completely normal 16 year old girl gives birth to the anti-christ. This has got to be good, right? It was good, but I wish there had been a little bit more to the first part of the story. With all the action that was going on I felt like it wasn't as much as there should be for the anti-christ being born and about to destroy the world. My favorite character was the sister, she was a drug addict, yes, but she got shit done and was VERY intimidating but so sweet when it came to her nephew. As fo

    A completely normal 16 year old girl gives birth to the anti-christ. This has got to be good, right? It was good, but I wish there had been a little bit more to the first part of the story. With all the action that was going on I felt like it wasn't as much as there should be for the anti-christ being born and about to destroy the world. My favorite character was the sister, she was a drug addict, yes, but she got shit done and was VERY intimidating but so sweet when it came to her nephew. As for continuing the series, I think I would like to pick up the next volume and see where everything goes but if the action still doesn't seem up to par for me then I would continue after that.

  • James DeSantis

    It's official. Donny Cates has entered my top 5 writers. Like seriously...I love almost everything I read by him!

    So we got this story that sounds familiar. A 16 year old girl is having a baby. Nothing we haven't seen on MTV right? However, this baby is the son of the devil, or the devil himself, or a demon, or...well we don't know yet. However, it's not normal. Big ass black eyes when born, creates earthquakes, and eats blood. This is not the type of baby you want but Sadie, that's mom, will pr

    It's official. Donny Cates has entered my top 5 writers. Like seriously...I love almost everything I read by him!

    So we got this story that sounds familiar. A 16 year old girl is having a baby. Nothing we haven't seen on MTV right? However, this baby is the son of the devil, or the devil himself, or a demon, or...well we don't know yet. However, it's not normal. Big ass black eyes when born, creates earthquakes, and eats blood. This is not the type of baby you want but Sadie, that's mom, will protect and take care of her son no matter what. Even if he does bite nipples hard enough to make blood.

    Now the ones behind the scenes are seeing these earthquakes and go NO! We must KILL the baby. Scary huh? So they send a assassin and now it's on. The chase to kill the baby while Sadie and her family stops them.

    Good: I love Sadie. I love The Captain (her father). I love her sister. I love the family dialog and dynamic because it feels so real. I enjoyed the storyline of protecting your child even if he might be the devil himself. The idea of a organization coming to kill him is really interesting and the events that occur are screwed up to say the least. The comic has perfect pacing, slowing down when it needs to but giving you fast paced action at the same time. Also the art is a perfect mix of gloomy yet not too dark.

    Bad: Nothing.

    I love love love this story. Like Redneck Donny Cates is able to really give us a good mix of humor and horror in one go. His dialog is top notch and his characters are all varied and interesting. Anything with Cates name on it needs to be checked out it seems. This is a 5 out of 5 for me.

  • Theediscerning

    This is a decent modern retelling of The Omen - a teenaged girl gets pregnant with the Antichrist, and once a load of earthquakes and hellfire come to the world when she is dropping him, two contrasting armies of shadowy warriors are after getting their way. It's rather scrappy, all told - both the artwork and the way the narrative is jagged and higgledy-piggledy to portray the thoughts of the boy's mother one year on from the birth. It's not as highbrow as Rosemary's Baby, but if you think thos

    This is a decent modern retelling of The Omen - a teenaged girl gets pregnant with the Antichrist, and once a load of earthquakes and hellfire come to the world when she is dropping him, two contrasting armies of shadowy warriors are after getting their way. It's rather scrappy, all told - both the artwork and the way the narrative is jagged and higgledy-piggledy to portray the thoughts of the boy's mother one year on from the birth. It's not as highbrow as Rosemary's Baby, but if you think those two cinematic references could bear with a grungy feel and the addition of a sister with almost superhuman powers, then go for this - it's actually quite good fun.

  • Kate

    Ok, maybe more like 4.5. It wasn't a home run, but it was close.

    As if being a new mom at 16 isn't hard enough, Sadie then finds out she has given birth to the Antichrist. Luckily for Sadie, her kick-ass, hardcore sister and ex-Marine Corp, pilot father have her back, even if she is the mother of a demon. When a shadowy organization attempts to kill her newborn (apparently Antichrist children are a common thing), Sadie's family rallies together and defends her and her baby.

    This graphic novel ende

    Ok, maybe more like 4.5. It wasn't a home run, but it was close.

    As if being a new mom at 16 isn't hard enough, Sadie then finds out she has given birth to the Antichrist. Luckily for Sadie, her kick-ass, hardcore sister and ex-Marine Corp, pilot father have her back, even if she is the mother of a demon. When a shadowy organization attempts to kill her newborn (apparently Antichrist children are a common thing), Sadie's family rallies together and defends her and her baby.

    This graphic novel ended up to be strangely heart-warming, even with the demon baby, warlock, assassins, death, dismemberment, and general gore that's involved. The comedic timing is great and the humor spread through it keep it from being a full-blown stereotypical horror story. Can't wait to see what's next for Sadie and her little family.

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