The Seasons Have Teeth #1 Review

Writer: Dan Watters

Artist: Sebastián Cabrol

Colorist: Dan Jackson

Letterer: Nate Piekos of Blambot

Release Date: April 12, 2023

Price: $3.99

Reviewer: Lukke Sweet

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To put it bluntly, The Seasons Have Teeth #1 by Dan Watters & Sebastián Cabrol is one of the best comics I’ve read in a while, especially among new series kickoffs.  Among an evacuation, Andrew, a photographer, remains behind to watch the coming disaster.  Plant life begins to spring from the ground before turning to rampant overgrowth the tears through the community.  Spring has come.

The Story

The Seasons Have Teeth #1 opens in a seemingly normal neighborhood in the midst of an evacuation.  Watters doesn’t wait long to begin differentiating this world from our own.  The people are fleeing from Spring as though it were a hurricane, desperate to get somewhere safe.  And with good cause as civilization is being overrun by the Spring-fueled growth that brings plant life exploding from the ground.  Amidst all of this is Andrew, a retired photographer defying the evacuation order.  Desperate to see the Spring his wife loved so much, Andrew ventures out into growth in hopes of reclaiming the beauty of Spring. Watters further gives depth to Andrew through the use of flashbacks and actions as he faces the world of Spring.  Between the originality of seasons as disasters and the depth of characterization, The Seasons Have Teeth #1 is a must read.

The Art

Sebastián Cabrol and Dan Jackson team up to produce unparalleled art for The Seasons Have Teeth #1. Cabrol shows flexibility as the art reflects a town in distress interposed with the vivid dynamic plants that seem to be growing in each panel.  More than the background, Cabrol has tremendous character design, reflecting Andrew through the years within the current time and the flashback.  And without spoiling anything, that says nothing of some of the designs near the end of the issue!  Partnered with Cabrol, Jackson pairs colors with both the artwork and the story.  Starting off with a drab, lifeless palette, Jackson adds colors page after page until each panel is bursting with life reflective of the Spring that has come to town.  Jackson also does a good job of differentiating the flashback from the main story through the use of green cast over all of the art, giving it a feeling of etherealness.

Final Thoughts

Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol have created something special with The Seasons Have Teeth #1. A tremendous kickoff issue that promises great things to come, it’s filled with unique ideas and a captivating main character.  If the Watters and Cabrol keep this up, they’ll have a one of the best new series of the year on their hands.  My only complaint is that it was over too soon.


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