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COMIC REVIEW: FTN Reviews Swamp Thing Annual #2

November 1st, 2013 by Jake Tanner Comments

Written by Charles Soule
Artist: Javier Pina
Colorist: Matthew Wilson
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Published by DC Comics

Swamp Thing’s sure to be epic battle with the Seeder is almost upon us. Our annual issue this year focuses on our combatants training like Rocky and Apollo. Queue the fight music because if this issue is any indication, things are going to get MESSY!

I feel like I can’t gush enough about the work Charles Soule has done on this series. While Snyder focused on the horror aspects of the Swamp Thing, Soule has done that and added a sense of action, adventure, and fun to the series that I would’ve never thought possible until he took over penning it. Prior to this issue the showdown between Swamp Thing and Seeder was an arc I was eagerly anticipating, but my excitement has been amped up exponentially after reading this!

Just like Rocky in the meat locker, ST needs to train himself to reach his full potential. Rather than beat on a side of beef, Alec travels into the green to train with former Avatars that can show him the true potential of his powers. As great as the art has been since this series re-launched with the New 52, it’s never been more stunning as when we get to see the Avatars using their powers. Javier Pina captured just how awesome our hero truly is while showing that he can still be so much more.

If you haven’t been reading this series, you most definitely should be.  With DC being dominated by Bat and Justice League titles, Swamp Thing has quietly become the only series in DC that’s on par with Snyder’s Batman series. (Anyone who knows me knows how big of a Bat-freak I am, I consider that seriously high praise!) Everything about this book is incredible, but don’t just take my word for it! Go out and start reading Swamp Thing for yourself!

5 out of 5 nerds

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