“Sweet Tooth”, The newly released television show on the streaming platform, has received critical acclaim since its debut. Netflix adapted the fantasy series from the “Vertigo” comics created by Jeff Lemire, telling the story of a post-apocalyptic world where ‘disease’ devastated the world and a new group of hybrid children was born.
One of these hybrids, Gus, could be the key to understanding the whole situation in the new world. In the outside world they still don’t know if hybrids they are the cause or the result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded home in the woods, circumstances and his curiosity lead to Gus to go beyond known borders.
After the death of his father, Gus He is almost victim of some hunters, but is rescued by the least expected person, apparently a retired hunter, whom the little one begins to call ‘Huge‘. Despite the refusal of Jepperd, Gus decides to accompany him to get to Colorado, where he thinks his mother is, plunging into an adventure.
However, as with most of the comics that were adapted, “Sweet Tooth” had several changes from the beginning, changing the tone of the series and making alterations in the backgrounds of key characters. The series of Netflix it also introduced new characters and turned the horror comic series into a fairytale success story.
10 BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NETFLIX SERIES AND THE “SWEET TOOTH” COMIC
10. “Sweet Tooth” is more fairy tale than horror
The biggest change that occurred by bringing “Sweet Tooth” a Netflix was to change the genre of the story. While the comic of Jeff Lemire It has a strong fantasy undertone, the whole aspect of the story is pure horror. If the series were developed like the comics, it would have a similarity to something like the apocalyptic movie, “The Road”. Instead, the narration of James Brolin helped turn the horror story into a fairy tale, and things seemed more hopeful from the start.
9. Pubba is a religious fanatic in the “Sweet Tooth” comics.
In the series of Netflix, the father of Gus, Pubba, is a caring and caring father figure. Saved Gus from a laboratory and led him to hide in the woods. Pubba created a home for them and helped teach Gus to speak, read and act like an average human child. He also created love stories for me to read Gus. In the comics, Pubba he was not a good man; instead of creating picture books to Gus, copied the scriptures, mostly those that implied a terrifying punishment for sinners.
8. Dr. Singh’s backstory
The Dr. Singh had an important role in season 1 from “Sweet Tooth” From the beginning. He was one of the first doctors to see all hybrid babies. He then realized that his wife had the disease and did everything he could to keep her alive, obtaining vials of serum from the doctor who was trying to find a cure. This made him understanding, even when he had to experiment with hybrids himself. In the comics, he never appeared until the hunters brought him to Gus, and at that time he was already experimenting with children.
7. Dr. Singh has morals from the start
Since the Dr. Singh got a significant backstory on the series “Sweet Tooth” from Netflix, the show could explain why it was experimenting with the hybrid children. Without this, he would have looked like another bad boy. He also allowed the broadcast series to show that he did not want to do this and was morally against experimenting with hybrids.
In the comics, it was extremely difficult to sympathize with Singh because he felt that his purpose in life was to find the cure and become the savior of humanity. That’s not Singh in the series, since here he wants to save his wife and has nothing to do with some kind of higher cause.
6. The Jepperd story
The backstory of Tommy Jepperd switched from the comics to the series Netflix. Minor changes include converting to Jepperd from a hockey kicker into a soccer star. However, the biggest change had to do with his wife and son. In the comics, his wife was pregnant. The scientists welcomed the two and offered them help.
However, their benefactors betrayed them and only wanted to experiment with their son if he was born as a hybrid. The wife of Tommy died in childbirth, and he had to complete a mission for these scientists if he wanted his wife’s body to be buried. In the series of Netflix, the fate of his wife and son is unknown.
5. Jepper betrayed Gus in the Sweet Tooth comics
When Tommy Jepperd found Gus, saved the life of the child of two of the last men. He killed both men and reluctantly ended up traveling with Gus. Protected Gus again from an attack at the shelter and then suffered an injury when the last men took her away. Gus. In the comics, Tommy It was different. It only helped Gus because he needed to hand over a hybrid child to the scientists so they could hand over his wife’s body. He was a bad guy in the comics and he betrayed Gus before getting good.
4. Jepperd and Gus go on a different journey
In the series “Sweet Tooth” from Netflix, Gus asked for help Tommy Jepperd. I wanted one thing. His father died and he found a photo of Birdie, who mistakenly thought it was his mother. Wanted to Jepperd take him to look for his mother in Colorado, and they set out on that journey.
Besides the fact that Tommy betrayed Gus in the comics, his fate was also different. Gus he wasn’t looking for his mother. Jepperd promised to Gus that there was a reservation in Colorado it was a haven for hybrid children. It was a lie and it changed the reason they left together.
3. Tribe of children at the amusement park
Gus met some allies in the first season of “Sweet Tooth”. This was a group of children who lived in an amusement park, all led by a girl named Bear. This was a group that almost adored hybrid children and assumed animal characters. They helped rescue and protect hybrids from the last men.
In the comics, there was another group like this, but it was a cult. They also saved hybrid children, but were led by immoral men. These men had their own hybrid sons who killed others because they believed they could steal their powers.
2. Aimee and her reserve
Aimee did not exist in the comics of “Sweet Tooth”. In the series of Netflix, Aimee was a former therapist who seemed to hate her life from listening to married couples talk about their problems. When the illness began, he barricaded himself in his office building and survived.
Finally he left and headed to the zoo. It was here that Aimee created a sanctuary and sanctuary for the hybrid children, including a pig-faced baby that she took in. The comics spoke of a reservation in Colorado, and this could be the replacement by a new character.
1. General Abbot
The general Abbot is the villain both in the broadcast series “Sweet Tooth” on Netflix like in the comics. He also looks a lot like his comic book counterpart. However, there are some differences between the two characters.
In the comics, he was the leader of the science base experimenting with children, which he ended up on at the end of the season. On the show, he was also the leader of “The Last Men”. However, he was even more evil in the books than in the show, a truly despicable human being.