Comic Review: Justice League Dark Annual #1 (DC Comics)

Swamp Thing realizes that he can try to help another like him. But can he manage? It’s always reassuring to know that no matter how chaotic things get John Constantine […]

Swamp Thing realizes that he can try to help another like him. But can he manage?

It’s always reassuring to know that no matter how chaotic things get John Constantine can still walk in and stir the pot. Even though he is only visiting John still manages to push Swamp Things buttons and gets him to help the new guardian of the green and he does with such nonchalance its as if he barely needs to try.

I think my favourite page of the issue has to be the rebirth of the King of petals! The artwork is exquisite, the detail is incredible and I love how creepy the flowers look as they form a human shape there is something very ‘day of the dead’ about it. The whole story has a very creepy edge to it and really focuses on the whole circular of life with dying and rebirth and the semblance of life all pretty powerfully worked into the story as we follow Orleanders story.

The artwork and story work so well together and both are superb that you get totally immersed into what they are going through the grief of death and the joy and confusion of rebirth its all really brilliant stuff with a nice little shock factor at the end. Loved it

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