Comic Review: Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (DC Comics)

What an amazing issue, 2 fantastic stories and a beautiful tribute to Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The first tale is an epic story of Swamp Thing surviving winter and […]

What an amazing issue, 2 fantastic stories and a beautiful tribute to Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.

The first tale is an epic story of Swamp Thing surviving winter and rescuing a small boy from the snow Monsters grasp. I loved this story and found it really moving as Swamp Thing slowly came to the realization of what was really going on and what he needed to do it evokes some real emotion watching him struggle where plants have no business being. the two-page artwork at the defining moment of the story is beautiful.

The second story is an unfinished tale from Len Wein which is printed as a memorial to Len. I mean need I say more? this is such an amazing tribute and the way it is done is superb. The eerily wordless story works and the scene by scene breakdown afterward is a perfect touch as we get an insight into the writing process that oozes raw talent and really brings the artwork to life. It was a joy to flick back and fore marveling as the words are formed into images and the vision is realized.

A very fitting tribute Indeed!

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement