Swamp Thing #0

Swamp Thing #0

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Kano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The mysteries of Alec Holland and Anton Arcane revealed! Throughout history, Arcane has slaughtered the champions of the Red and the Green, and only Alec has escaped death but for how much longer?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Sep 6, 2012

    Kano is able to keep up with Snyder and make the horrific details seem genuine and not frightening for the sake of frightening. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Sep 9, 2012

    This issue succeeded for me all around. It gives something for new readers to jump in on and old readers something to enjoy. While it is an origin story, it also adds and moves forward the current storyline. With wonderful art that is beautiful and horrific at the same time, this is an issue to go out and buy. While some may have problems with the violence, it is still a great story and I look forward to what Snyder and company have in store for Rotworld. Swamp Thing #0 earns 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 5, 2012

    I also enjoyed Kano’s knack for panel placement as well as switching of styles between human and creature. His humans are thin lines, very meek looking. In contrast, his monsters are thickly drawn with an enormous amount of weight to them. What Kano does in this book is really terrific horror art. Swamp Thing #0 can be considered another victory for both author and artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Sep 5, 2012

    In all, Swamp Thing #0 takes an unexpected approach to exploring the past of the titular hero, and we're left with more appreciation for the threat awaiting him Rotworld than we had previously. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 20, 2012

    Swamp Thingreally is essential for those readers who absolutely love the series so far. Its not the most accessible for brand new readers, though perfect for fans that started reading with the Rotworld story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 9, 2012

    Like Animal Man #0, a careful blend of Vertigo dogma and the modern mythology that Snyder has lain down. If you don't take Anton Arcane seriously after this, nothing will change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 5, 2012

    As a zero issue, this one hits all the marks. We get to see what happened before issue #1 and what we learn will definitely matter to the series. I'm even more excited for year two of the New 52 now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Sep 9, 2012

    So, while this issue is not a 100% necessary read, it is a very good read and worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Andy Liegl Sep 10, 2012

    This issue was more about Arcane, the main antagonist in both "Swamp Thing" and "Animal Man," as opposed to Alec Holland and it's truly horrific. While the argument could be made by regular "Swamp Thing" readers not much is revealed here we didn't already know, it accomplishes what's expected out of a #0. I'd argue the New 52 "Swamp Thing" should have started with this issue a year ago as it lays out who the major two players are and reasons for their actions -- I was moderately in the dark when this series began. Having this issue kick it all off could have alleviated some of that confusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Sep 9, 2012

    Another month, another issue of Swamp Thing that leaves me begging for more. Whilst this issue is an interlude in the overall Rotworld storyline, it's a good place for new readers to try out the title, though it will probably be more of an introduction to the series at issue #1 rather than allowing them to jump on with issue #13 next month. This is a gory, gross book which is exactly what an issue based around Anton Arcane should be, and as a result, it doesn't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Brad Wiegele Sep 5, 2012

    This zero issue doesnt help the books momentum going into Rotworld, but may have been a necessary evil in DCs big Zero Month event. Its still the trademark brand of creepy horror the book has been known for. The break-neck speed at which the story has been moving just gets slowed down for a month. I cant imagine it will last long. Rotworld is almost upon us and I still cant wait to see what Snyder has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Sep 23, 2014

    Creepy, well written, nice art. Strong issue and a good way to introduce readers to Swamp Thing.

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jun 5, 2014

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