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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Swamp Thing #24

October 3rd, 2013 by Jake Tanner Comments

Written by Charles Soule

Guest Artist: Andrei Bressan

Colorist: Matthew Wilson

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Published by DC Comics

It’s finally October! As much as I enjoyed parts of Villain’s Month, I’m so glad to be back on normally issued books. The only thing that could make all of this even better is if I had a new issue of Swamp Thing to read to kick off the month, oh wait a minute, I totally do!

For those of you fuzzy on the details, we left Swamp Thing returning home after cleaning up the mess that The Seeder created. We all have more questions than answers in regard to Soule’s mischievous new villain, and after this issue we’re promised to have a face to put to the name!

Charles Soule has done fantastic things since taking over this book and in issue #24 he takes the entire series to an entirely new level. Now that the mask is off of our villain (who I’m a little disappointed didn’t get his own Villain’s Month issue) and Soule gives us a plot twist that shows us his work on the series so far is the start of something much more spectacular.

We have a guest artist on the book this month with Andrei Bressan and I have zero complaints with it. Usually when it comes to a series I love as much as ST I’m very insistent that creative teams keep working together as changes tend to mess up the flow of the events, but Bressan not only does an admirable job filling in but his art stands toe to toe with anyone that’s drawn the character. Not only does it fit right in with the stellar art we’ve seen on the series, but it also may be some of the best art we’ve seen since Swamp Thing was introduced into the New 52.

Charles Soule has been etching his name into the Swamp Thing mythos and with the Seeder arc he’s stamping it there permanently. With a storyline that’s only building up to new heights and some really exciting things on the horizon, Swamp Thing continues to be one of my top 5 books month to month. Soule is a big reason why not only am I still pulling this; it’s the first thing I read when it comes out. It’s a must read!

5 out of 5 nerds


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I'm 25 years old and I'm hugely passionate about comic books and I also LOVE gaming. The birth of my daughter, Abby, rekindled my passion for comic book stories. I grew up on them and I want nothing more than to share that passion with her! I'm a pretty typical guy, I love sports. (NHL-Blackhawks, NBA-Lakers, MLB-Cubs, and NFL-Daaaa Bears!). I've been writing for a pretty big portion of my life, and I've been nominated for multiple awards for some of the poetry I’ve written! Happy reading and follow me on Twitter @xJatmanx.