Thursday, April 14, 2011



"Tremendously well written and displays the highest quality in terms of character development"

"Detailed, lush, and beautiful…Recommending this book is the easiest thing I can do this week."
Comics Waiting Room

"I became more and more impressed as it continued… I especially liked the use of foreshadowing (so much so that I reread the whole thing right away)"
Goodreads Review

" Kody Chamberlain’s art is what makes this book stand apart from other crime comic books and even television series."

"This is definitely a book that requires two readings. And that’s a good thing."

"Really, really good…A labor of love by an independent creator."
— FreshInk's Blair Butler (G4TV video review)

"[A] crazy ending that recalls Polanski’s Chinatown and Antonioni’s Blowup"

"Stunning, painterly art, hard-boiled Bendis-like dialogue, and a story that just doesn’t quit"
— Den Patrick

"Anybody that dismisses it as another crime comic is being very short sighted"

"…the very fact that I am wanting to give it another read means that it has accomplished something that very few comics ever have"
Fanboy Confidential

"A visual triumph…it gave me the same chill I would get when reading old Frank Miller comics"
Ain't It Cool News

"Sweets is a beautiful looking book with a good story to tell…not your traditional whodunit."

"Pretty close to a perfect crime story"
Image Addiction (audio review)

"…one of the best crime comics ever"
Night Flight Comics

"This kind of care and craftsmanship isn't just art — it's magic."

"…the type of water-into-wine miracle that could help save our crossover written-by-committee superhero-sinning industry."
13 Minutes

"Pick of the week…aswesome end to one of the best crime comics ever!"
— Night-Flight Comics

"Rating: 10/10 - After one read, you’ll want to take the time to give it another turn like watching Die Hard for the hundredth time."
— Dynamic Forces (Warning: review contains major spoilers!)

"Such an incredible story…if just you did nothing but read the dialogue, you'd still be swept away."
Amber's Review

"I enjoy the rare one man comic book trifecta that actually works out. 4/5 stars!"

Preview reviews:

"The storytelling is flawless…one of the most original books on the market."

"This is exactly the sort of thing the comics world needs…"

"Sweets came out of nowhere and seemed to eclipse all of its kin."

"One of the most enjoyable mini-series from Image Comics."
— iFanboy

"It's not the first time that comics have tried working on a "New Orleans Crime Story," but as far as this first issue goes, it looks like the best."
— Newsarama

"It is definitely one of those comics that needs a couple of reads to get the full intensity"

"…it’s really, really good, and you should just take my word for it."

"…amazing…I feel like I am watching a tenacious 70′s film with Steve McQueen…"
— The Comic Vault

"…pure awesome"

"You can’t fake this level of craftsmanship."
— 13 Minutes - My 13 Favorite Things of 2010

"Kody Chamberlain is a new writer to be reckoned with."

"…the most authentic tale set in New Orleans that I’ve ever seen"
— CXPulp!

"EVERYBODY should be reading it."
— Geeks of Doom - Doom of the Week! (audio review at minute 15:22)

"This is fucking AWESOME"
— 4 Color News and Brews (video review at minute 9:00)

"It’s satisfying to see that an artist truly cares about the setting without going out of his way to point out details to the readers."
— Tulane Hullabaloo

"(Sweets) stands out as one of the most promising first issues I have read in a long time."
Pop Matters

"…practically drips with atmosphere"
— Guerrilla Geek

"I couldn’t put it down."

"There truly is no issue you can miss."
— Amber's Review

"It's all coming together so nicely"
— MOMBcast (audio review at minute 34:50)

"It’s really fantastic."
— Geektress

"I can’t wait to have this trade paperback on my bookshelf."
— Comics Bulletin

"Kody Chamberlain’s logo for this crime miniseries is among my recent favorites — too many books rely on standard, if slightly tweaked, fonts — but here it takes a backseat to coloring and composition. The blood-soaked hand in the foreground leads the eye to the approaching detectives and draws the reader into the story. It makes me want to pick up the comic, to find out what happens — exactly what a cover should do."
— The 50 best covers of 2010 includes Sweets #2!

"Chamberlain’s vivid, sizzling artwork matches the script’s intensity"
— The Paradox Comics Group

"…remains one of the better books of the week."
— And one more from Multiversity

"It's freakin' brilliant."
— The2DogKnight (video review)

"A brilliant, brilliant piece of work."
— Comic Noobs (video review)

"…criminally under appreciated"
— SWEETS hits #5 on iFanboy's list of Top 10 New Non-Superhero Series of 2010

"What keeps this comic from being just another run of the mill cop comic is the way Chamberlain has played with the reader."
— Things I Like

"…as rich an experience as eating a really great praline."
— Kate of Mind

"SWEETS has been hypnotic since the first issue. Rating: 10/10"
— Dynamic Forces

"you GOTTA be reading this."
— iFanboy

"Sweets is the kind of book that’s going to have a magnificent life as a graphic novel"
— 13 Minutes

"When the five issues of this title are re-issued as a graphic novel, it will doubtless be one of the best of the season."
— Rants & Raves

"You will not be disappointed."
— Geeks of Doom

"The art in Sweets is simply amazing"

"…Chamberlain pulls a bob-and-weave of story in Sweets #2 that talks like a Tarantino film"
— Crave

"I really love this superhero-free cop tale."
— Fresh Ink Online 

"…reads like some of the best episodes of Homicide Life on the Street."
— Comics Nexus

"pick of the litter…better reading than most of the rest of the stuff on the stands"
— Comics Waiting Room

"…the kind of well-crafted storytelling that gets right under the skin"
— Paradox Comics Group

"…I think people will be surprised at how good it is."
— MOMBcast

"…Chamberlain has the power to surprise me with the creative crime shit he comes up with."
— 13 Minutes

"…enough character and witty banter to make any cop show fan giddy."
— Comics Bulletin

"…his writing is on par (if not better) than his art"
— Multiversity Comics

"Any fan of police procedurals and criminal drama will find that "Sweets" hits the spot."

"…visually stunning"
— 11 O'Clock Comics Podcast (audio review)

"A brilliant start to the five-part series"
— Newsarama

"A lot of love has gone into that comic."
— MOMBcast

"It is absolutely fantastic."
— Bleeding Cool (video)

"Chamberlain does it masterfully."
— Comic Related and True Believer Reviews

"Pick this title up, you won’t regret it."
— Ranting & Raving

"…graphically intense."
— Tripwire

"…incredibly rendered"

"…something to be celebrated."

"…a safe bet that Sweets will be one of the better of the bunch."
— The Forbidden Planet International

"…One of the better finds at SDCC this year…The new name in crime comics is Kody Chamberlain."
— 13 Minutes

"…a really wonderful correlation between story and art that allows both to play to their strengths."
— Cosmic Comix

"…incredibly refreshing"
— Com!xtreme

"… this is clearly a labour of love"
— iFanboy

"I'm tantalized."
— Fresh Ink Online (click to watch video)


Burt said...

Awesome, well deserved!

Ty Gorton said...

Congrats on the book being well received. I'm really looking forward to giving it a read.