Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #1

Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #1

Writer: Jonathan Vankin Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jul 3, 2011

    So overall, this is a quality first issue. Im looking forward to seeing how this miniseries establishes what is to be once Swamp Thing #1 pops up on stands in two months. But of course, who knows whats going to happen with the reboot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 23, 2011

    The book is pretty good, and people particularly interested in how the Vertigo characters are going to be drawn back into the DC Universe will especially find it interesting. With the knowledge that Swamp Thing is getting his own book in September and Constantine will be joining Justice League Dark, it seems this is where that groundwork will be laid. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 22, 2011

    There may be some angry Swamp Thing and Constantine fans now that they are part of the DC Universe but the way they are incorporated works. We get some clarification that past events between Constantine and Swamp Thing do still hold true. We also find out which version of Swamp Thing we'll have in the DC Universe. I've never been the most die hard fan of either but I have read quite a bit over the years. I can live with them being in the DC Universe and I'm actually a little excited about it. As for this issue, it works to set up the mini-series which is unfortunate as it slows down the pacing. Yes it is a first issue but because it's apparently tying up the Swamp Thing bit from Brightest Day, DC's recent big event, I would think too much set up wouldn't be needed. I wasn't completely won over by this issue but I will definitely check out the next in order to find out what happens with Constantine and Swamp Thing. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 23, 2011

    The saving grace of this issue is the interaction between Constantine and a pair of JLA-ers. Batman tossing Constantine on his ass is one of the more memorable comic book moments of the year. It's also a treat to see Zatanna bickering with her old boyfriend again. If the series is to improve over the next two issues, Vankin will need to focus heavily on this sort of banter as well as bring Swamp Thing more fully into the spotlight. Constantine alone clearly isn't going to carry the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 23, 2011

    Everything you need to know about what happens in this issue, you can get from the title and the cover: John Constantine's searching for Swamp Thing. Batman and Zatanna show up at some point (though Superman doesn't). That's it, see you next time! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 25, 2011

    I am a huge fan of Swamp Thing and his legacy. This story brings a lot of that history into the issue and I wonder if those that have never read Swamp Thing would be lost, intrigued or overwhelmed. However, the comic book seemed to be in a rush to have Constantine telling jokes with Batman rather than laying out a story in a logical fashion. The elements are all here, but perhaps things will gel better in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 22, 2011

    With this issue, DC has done a great job of assembling a book and crafting a story that makes me look forward to September's relaunch by convincing me that this current universe is something I really shouldn't waste time (or money) caring about. I'll be skipping the rest of this series (someone please let me know if Hawkman shows up and kicks any moss-covered ass). Bring on September and Scott Snyder, a writer who gets horror stories and adventure comics. Read Full Review

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