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SWAMP THING #19

• What could Swamp Thing possibly fear more than The Scarecrow?

Story by Charles Soule
Art by Kano
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover by Andy Brase & Matthew Wilson

Price: $2.99
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  1. I am unfamiliar with Kano and Charles Soule – so I’ll probably flip through this at the shop to see if the look is at least interesting to me.

    • I think Kano’s art is good but have no clue about Soule.

    • I have a feeling this book will be receiving a ton of flip throughs. We’ll see how many actual buys it gets and what the buyers think. I have no idea who Charles Soule is.

    • He did the two 27 minis Image put out a few years ago. They were pretty cool! I’m gonna check this out.

    • I’ll echo Megaphillip’s sediments regarding 27. It seems like Soule wants to move the series into smaller arcs, which sounds cool to me, and is similar to how Wein and Wrightson started it in the beginning. I’m excited to see where this goes.

    • Ha! I meant sentiments! though sediments does work as a pun of sorts.

  2. Reminds me of the great Clash song, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” we shall see.

  3. cool cover – I have hopes that this title can make it.

  4. Probably dropped after thsi issue…

  5. I hope they do away with the horns, I like the classic Swamp Thing look.

  6. I think this should be good and a refreshing palette cleanse after Rotworld.

    Soule’s idea to do short 2-3 issue arcs that tie into an overall plot ala Fringe/Lost sounds awesome to me!

    • Xtianhardy (@Xtianhardy) says:

      I liked what Soule had to say about his upcoming arc in the interview he did on this site but nothing in the solicitations excites me about these issues. What he had to say was very intriguing but this cover is just so generic.

    • really? i think that cover is highly stylized…

  7. It this Swamp Thing doesn’t hook me after that long, long, drugout Rotworld, I be done with it! I don’t want to wait 3-6 issues for stuff to get interesting…nor do I want another horribly long arc.

  8. This was a very good start for the creative team. Going in the right direction from rot world. Long world whatever you wanna call it. This is the change the book needed.

  9. This would have easily been my POTW if it wasn’t for Uber. For people jumping ship because of the creative change I highly implore you to stick around. I felt like I was reading some old school swampy stories again and Kano is a very talented artist that I can’t believe I haven’t heard of. Great start and I can see this being back on my list of most anticipated comics to read every month.

  10. Yea I was doing my usual wait and see a couple issues with the creative shift on this book away from names I knew. What I found was good art still and practically as much action and swampy being a bad ass than Snyder’s entire run. The ideas this issue started seem like they will be interesting to follow going forward.

  11. Swamp Thing needed a change and I’ve been looking forward to it. But what I’ve been wanting to see is a different horror every month, not an integration into the DC superhero/supervillain universe. I’ll stick with this but I really don’t care to see him interact with Scarecrow and Superman. The story and art weren’t terrible, though.

  12. Really enjoyed this issue. Nice art (though I miss some of the crazy/beautiful panels) and the story was compelling. Cannot wait for the next!

    Also, this line was awesome: ‘he looks like a male model, I look like a salad.’

  13. I agree with the above commenters who enjoyed this issue. There was a fair amount of exposition, but it served to set the stage for Soule’s take on Swampy, and that was fine by me. The concept of The Seeder is very interesting, and I look forward to more developments of that thread. The whole Scarecrow appearance was so-so, but at least Soule provided a plausible explanation for him visiting Metropolis.

    All in all, I think I’ll continue picking this up, which makes me happy because I enjoy the character and I’m glad he seems to be in capable hands. Oh yeah, and the art by Kano was wonderful!

  14. The Art was great. I know he was on the zero issue, and kept right on going with ther great work. I thought the story was pretty good, I like that Swampy let one body dissolve and grew in another part of the world(Allen Moore-ish). The only weird thing for me is that Swamp Thing kept referring to himself as a man in his inner dialog when he obviously accepted his death and that his essence was in the creature, in issue 18.

    I’ll keep picking it up. Love a book outside of the normal “Hero” book.

  15. Wow I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. I was about to drop swamp thing with the creative team switch. I’m glad I gave this first new issue a chance. I’m on board.

  16. There were parts of this that were kinda boring (the inner dialogue) but there were other parts that were fun, especially the interaction with Scarecrow (and seeing the Swamp Thing all cactus-like). I hope we get more of the latter and less of the former.

  17. Huge fan of Moore’s Swamp Thing, but wasn’t feeling Snyder’s run. I dropped it early into Rotworld. It was a light week so I picked up Soule’s 3 issues. Only read this one, but YES! creative, reflective (big fan of his inner thought dialogues), art was excellent, really liked the use of the Scarecrow. Looking forward to the next 2. SO glad I picked this up.

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