Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

Event\Storyline: Futures End Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 10
8.8Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The Avatars of the Green, Red and Gray go to war with the avatars of Bacteria and Metal! Its five years later, and Alec Holland is trying to mediate a ceasefire that could also be his last stab at reconnecting with humanity!3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US(click to enlarge)

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 5, 2014

    DC's September offerings can be perceived as gimmicky and forcing every title to pause their progress and visit a common thread seems counter-productive. That recipe alone sets these tales up for mediocrity or worse. Some issues stand a better chance than others to shine, but rarely can readers expect to find a dazzling display of all that is right with a title. Thanks to Soule, Saiz, Wilson, Sienty and Esposito, "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 is representative of the very best an event tie-in like this could offer. Readers need no part of anything else -- "Swamp Thing" or "Futures End" -- to enjoy this tale and find purchase with the characters in this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 7, 2014

    Look at that, another perfect score for Swamp Thing. You probably think I'm being overly generous, but I find that this series constantly surprises me with how consistent and intelligent it can be. Soule is a master craftsman, and his artists can do no wrong. This issue sets the bar for the Futures End one-shots going forward, as well as the Swamp Thing series itself. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Sep 5, 2014

    If you were hoping for more of Futures End, very little will be found here, but it works as a great end piece to a great book. However, if you haven't read a Swamp Thing title before, picking this one up might be a bad idea. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Oct 7, 2014

    Fantastic visuals with a brilliant script, I cannot fault this issue. Soule proves that he understands the lead character as he makes sure that his short time on this title shall never be forgotten. Although this issue does not have an exact tie to the Futures End events, the introduction of these two new Kingdoms shows just how technology has taken over and has influence over life. Futures End Swamp Thing #1 shows the reader just how important it is for a creative team to understand the character as DC pulls off a remarkable Futures End issue that is definitely a flower among the thorns. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Sep 5, 2014

    What it comes down to is that Soule justgets Swamp Thing's character. He understands what makes the character work on every level. He can give fans the surface level stuff that they appreciate, but at the same time, he can dig deep into Swamp Thing's psyche, and extract the ideas behind the character. It's for this reason that this issue succeeds at the level that it does. Everything about it works like a fine tuned machine, from the plot, to the characters, to the narration. In fact, the narration is a great change from how Soule normally does narration. Rather than have Alec narrate the story, an omniscient observer narrates the events. The narration is impeccably well written, and a great example of solid story telling. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2014

    With last year's Villains Month, Charles Soule's Swamp Thing issue was easily the best of the bunch. And he may very well repeat that achievement this year. Swamp Thing: Futures End #1 is definitely the standout issue in this first week's batch, at any rate. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 4, 2014

    Swamp Thing: Futures End #1 is a truly fantastic and memorable experience. It tells an engaging and epic tale that pulls you in and won't let go, has some terrific writing and twists, and moves you emotionally. Combined with some of the best artwork this comic has to offer, this is a Futures End tie-in you won't want to miss at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 9, 2014

    Swamp Thing: Futures End #1 really has nothing to do with the main Futures End story and in this case, I'm glad.  Charles Soule gives the readers a great story of what the Avatar of the Green can accomplish with five years of wanting and planning.  Jesus Saiz's art is the best he's done and the combination of everything makes a must read issue for fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Sep 8, 2014

    So much comes together in this issue, providing a real doozy of entertainment. I was awfully nervous whenever I learned somebody else was taking the reins on one of my favorite ongoing comic series, but Soule has yet to disappoint. His Swamp Thing rocks, and this issue is perhaps the easiest way to see why. I feel bad for whoever has to follow him up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 3, 2014

    Overall, Swamp Thing – Futures End #1 was beautifully told and shines a bright light on everything you like about Swamp Thing as a hero. Enjoy it for the story, or enjoy it for the art, there's a lot to like about a story which gives you the best of Swamp Thing's world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Sep 5, 2014

    Despite a somewhat stale ending, Swamp Thing Futures End #1 excels on every other front. Readers may scoff at the final page, but will walk away from the book satisfied at everything leading up to it. Soule and Saiz demonstrate their incredible talent by building off of each other's strengths. In doing so, they have not only delivered a fantastic Futures End tie-in, but one of the best Swamp Thing titles to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 9, 2014

    A good sample of what make Swamp Thing an important corner of the DCU, with some really remarkable art to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gil Smith Sep 4, 2014

    Although saddled with some heavy-lifting in the exposition department, SWAMP THING: FUTURE'S END #1 is one of the prettiest SWAMP THING books I've read, placing it high in the running for one of the prettiest comic books of all time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 5, 2014

    Soule and Seiz create a fitting end to Swamp thing, if only it actually counted Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Sep 4, 2014

    There's nothing special that goes on in this issue and we're left wondering exactly how it'll fit in the grander scheme of the plans for the DC Universe, but it was still enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jackie Henley Sep 9, 2014

    Jesus Saizs (Manhunter) artwork and coloring give a unique identity to each kingdom, while maintaining the marsh-density of Swamp Thing. Overall, Id say it lacks only in action, but excelling in the mystery within its storyline. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Sam Marx Sep 3, 2014

    If youre setting out to read every issue of these Futures End tie-ins, this issue is enjoyable enough but I doubt it will add much to what is happening with the events main characters. As a Swamp Thing reader, it seems irrelevant to Charles Soules fantastic run and could probably be skipped. As I mentioned before, this issue is a snapshot. I would have loved to see this story as a full arc, but instead it was presented as a hasty and inconclusive one-shot that left me with more questions than answers. Read Full Review

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