This book was really good. After the first issue, I was worried about what we were getting with Swamp Thing, especially after reading Suicide Squad’s Most Wanted, and that Poison Ivy mess, I wasn’t sure that this book was going to right the sinking ship, and was just going to sink deep down into the nothingness, never to be heard from again. But things turned around well in issue two, and have continued to fair well in issue three. The opening sequence with the Boa Constrictor was beautiful, and I loved the way the snake was coiled and contorted around Swampy’s body, and then the intervening of Matt Cable was a welcome addition tethering this story back to Swampy’s history. Then we get to see more of Lucius Fox’s niece (I assume she is his niece, I don’t remember for certain) as the sheriff of Houma, Louisiana, and her skeptically dealing with the zombie character from the first two issues. Then we get some time with Matt, Swamp Thing and Zatanna, who’s face looks like it changes basically every page- maybe that’s just the candle and moon lit lighting for the scenes, but it definitely was something that I had to sort of plod through, because of how different she looked on each page.
Beyond that, Swamp Thing looked amazing, the art was really solid on this book, and pretty mystical looking in the last half- plus the big twist at the end was one I did NOT see coming, but is something that we have gotten before from Swamp Thing, so it isn’t that unheard of that things like this would happen. But I am very interested to see where things go from here, and I hope that we continue to get the best possible Swamp Thing story we can, because it is what we deserve.