Comic Review: Future State: Swamp Thing #1 (DC Comics)

In Future State Swamp Thing #1, from DC, the year is 4500. Up in northern Canada, the environment is still cold, as apparently global warming and climate change has not […]

In Future State Swamp Thing #1, from DC, the year is 4500.

Up in northern Canada, the environment is still cold, as apparently global warming and climate change has not spread cactus throughout the Arctic…

Anyway, I digress. Swamp Thing, Obsidian Sun, written by Ram V, with art by Mike Perkins and June Chung on colours (letters by Aditya Bidikar) is an absorbing, original take on the Green, and the new character set is amazing.

Humans are in hiding now, away from the gaze of the green god who now rules the planet. But human rebellion is brewing!

The intimate conversational moments, the multi-layered plot (including diagrams of how human functions were adapted for plants), the personalities and facial expressions make this one a really worthwhile sidestep to your local comic shop. One of the strongest of this week’s Future State offerings.

Truly amazing variant cover is by Dima Ivanov!

DC, Future State Swamp Thing #1, $3.99 for 22 pages of content, Rated 13+

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!