Swamp Thing #5

Swamp Thing #5

Writer: Len Wein Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Alec Holland journeys to Nanda Parbat to seek a way to fix the chaos he has unleashed by wishing for his humanity back. But will it be too little, too late? With a guest appearance by Deadman!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 6, 2016

    A creepy trek involving several of DC's iconic supernatural characters. A satisfying read with superior visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 11, 2016

    The epic meter is about to break as this issue raises the stakes, delivers a hero's journey type tale, and reminds us how cool the supernatural side of DC Comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 12, 2016

    Swamp Thing#5 moved a bit slower than previous issues, at least in my opinion, but in a good way. I guess you could say it felt like the calm before the storm and made for a fine read. We've come this far and I highly doubt this creative team will disappoint us with next month's finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 13, 2016

    Wein and Jones continue to tell a surprising, horrific and entertaining story. Swamp Thing and DC Supernatural fans from any era will appreciate this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 12, 2016

    Overall then, DCs latest Swamp Thing series continues to be something of a mixed bag. Yes, its an absolutely gorgeous-looking book, but its also one with its fair share of flaws; flaws which are sadly stopping me short of calling it an essential read. If youre a Swamp Thing fan then youre clearly already picking this one up, and rightfully so, but for the casual reader this may be a little harder for you to fully appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 12, 2016

    I have been a fan of this mini series from the beginning, but after a strong start, the story seems to be stuck in neutral.  Alec looks for help this issue, and after having the door slammed in his face a bunch of times, ends up in Gotham where there might just be a solution to his problem.  The story is old school cheesy goodness, but unfortunately, the art doesn't quite keep the pace.  If you've been reading up until now, there is enough here to enjoy and get you excited for the finale.  I just wanted a little more meat with my salad. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata May 12, 2016

    SWAMP THING by this creative team has been so hit or miss. The early issues were a fun and refreshing read, but we're coming up to the end now, and I'm not sure how the book will close. If you want to look at some great Kelley Jones art then this is the book for you; SWAMP THING fans, however, don't hold your breath. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    myconius May 11, 2016

    this issue started out SO good, but as it went DCU cameos started popping up EVERYWHERE!!!!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i love that Matt Cable as Swamp Thing isn't just some two-dimensional villain. he actually seems like he believes his cause to be altruistic, though his methods are very much insane. . . . . . some of the narration in the beginning was a bit much, but things got back on track once Matt Cable began his villain's speech. really cool dialog as he made his demands and what consequences the world would face otherwise. the world has gone to hell in a handbag, and Alec Holland really has his work cut out for him! Kelley Jones provides some really cool looking art!!! very powerful and Malevolent looking!!! . . . . . though i wasn't all too keen on the HEAP-LOADS of DCU Cameos!!!! . . . . . it felt really forced and took me out of the story. . . . . . some felt pretty natural, but most of them were distracting. . . . . . still, i'm really quite satisfied i decided to give this mini series a chance, even though DC editorial is using this Mini-series to pimp out their other characters. . . . . . i miss Len Wein's original run on Swamp Thing when he was about to just create his own cast of supporting characters.

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Jun 16, 2016

  • 7.0
    SwampyCA Jul 9, 2016

  • 6.0
    Mister Bungle May 11, 2016

  • 6.0
    eVanDiesel May 15, 2016

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