Comic Review: Swamp Thing #21 (DC Comics)

I have a problem with new writers forcing their new characters into their first story arch. I am barely even looking forward to the new issue of Green Lantern because […]

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I have a problem with new writers forcing their new characters into their first story arch. I am barely even looking forward to the new issue of Green Lantern because of the “new threat” teased for the upcoming arch. Charles Soule, writer of Swamp Thing, found the perfect way to bring his new character into Swamp Thing #22. In his first two issues, Soule gave readers both Scarecrow AND Superman. Doing so he tied Swamp Thing to the into the DC universe in a concrete way. Now Soule introduces Capucine, I new character that a past Swamp Thing seems to have promised to protect. We also get to see the Parliament of Trees, a Swamp Thing from 800 years ago, and a tease of the mysterious Seeder. The issue’s story is paired nicely with the art of Jesus Saiz. The only bad I can say about the issue is that Capucine looks a bit like Abby (another very important woman in Swampy’s life). This MAY be done on purpose though, so I reserve my judgement. Overall the issue is stunning adding both history and future to Swamp Thing’s already deep mythos. I give this book a 3.5 out of 4!

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