Review by: jasonhart

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Avg Rating: 4.4
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Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Yanick Paquette

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

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Story: 2 - Average
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I’m behind on this book, and was probably going to drop it, then today I saw that Francesco Francavilla was on art! I grabbed it up. Not sure what I’m going to think after reading it, but at least I know it will be pretty.

  2. I haven’t read this issue yet, but this review captured all my sentiments about this series. I have been really disappointed in this and don’t know why it’s still so popular here. The art is crazy cool but the story has just been a big bag of nothing. I may or may not get this issue, but this book is going to sadly dropped from my pull list. Waiting 10 issues for things to pick up is just too long.

    And I love what Snyder does on Batman.

  3. I found this issue to be a turn in the right direction. No action, moody art (Francavilla is a master- their work together on Detective is mandatory reading), and a love story. Granted its a little slow, but it wasn’t “Super Swamp Thing versus the Rubberneckers”, and I’m grateful. Its unfair to compare this to Moore’s run, because comics are produced differently today, and as good as Snyder is, I get the feeling he doesn’t have the same connection with the metaphysical world that Alan Moore has, nor is his Swamp Thing being used as a critique of modern society. These two aspects are what really set his Swamp Thing apart; they weren’t even really about ST. I too have thought about dropping this book, but #10 has bought my readership for at least the next few months, see where this whole Rot thing ends up.

  4. @theWAC1 Like I’d said, I can accept some of the blame for not liking this due to my affinity for the Moore stuff. But even when I step back & look at it as just a comic book issue, I just can’t see the merit of it. I understand what Snyder was going for. That the issue was about the mood, about the tension – but I think it was SO sparse that there wasn’t enough to make me invest in that. And I love Francavilla, but there were even a lot of the Swamp Thing POV panels that were basically nondescript blurs. Again, I get what they were going for, but I don’t think they pulled it off. Maybe it will read better as a long-form narrative (ie- in trade), but that’s the thing about doing serial comics – it should be more compelling than this each month, or you’re going to lose people.

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