Swamp Thing #10

Swamp Thing #10

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The deadly return of ANTON ARCANE! This is the beginning of a new chapter in the SWAMP THING saga and a perfect time to start reading!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 6, 2012

    Each issue of SWAMP THING gets me more and more excited. You can see how much thought Scott Snyder is putting into the character development. With what he's done with Alec Holland, the Parliament of Trees, Abby and so on, you know he gets the characters. You get a sense that he gives it all deep thought before beginning each script. Swamp Thing is in safe hands with Snyder. Yanick Paquette and Marco Rudy have been doing a great job with the art on the series but seeing Franecsco Francavilla's art is a treat. He adds a different level to the story telling and you almost get creeped out despite how great everything looks. I was a pretty big fan of Swamp Thing before but this series continues to make me a bigger one each month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock Jun 9, 2012

    At this point, I only expect great things from both titles. This is most definitely one of the best books of the last ten years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 6, 2012

    Swamp Thing is a series known for its dramatic art; including Francavilla in that tradition is not only inspired, but welcome. Here's hoping he returns to the series again soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 7, 2012

    While I have enjoyed the contributions of Yanick Paquette and Marco Rudy to this series, Francesco Francavilla's art takes control of Snyder's story and makes it his own. Under his brush, Anton Arcane achieves new levels of fearsome creepiness, partially due to Francavilla's penchant for rich shadows and implied detail in those scenes. Throughout this issue, the artist truly displays the full range of his abilities, from the lush undergrowth of the swamp to the grotesque creations known as the Un-Men. While I'm certain we'll see more "Swamp Thing" work from Francavilla in the future, I'm disappointed that he doesn't have the opportunity to complete this arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jun 11, 2012

    Lapsed fans of Swamp Thing get a second chance to jump into the title with Issue #10. A reader doesn't need to be a fan of the character because the talent on this book will convert the uncertain. Swamp Thing is for fans of great storytelling and, starting with Swamp Thing #10, has become a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 11, 2012

    Don't be surprised if you find yourself pinching yourself every few pages, wondering if this is really a mainstream DC comic you're holding in your hands. Sure seems like an original masterpiece to me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 12, 2012

    Art wise, Francesco Francavilla is right on as always. His version of Anton Arcane is so evil that in one panel the character is reborn. I love Francavilla’s use of shadow in this issue. The shots of Arcane are shaded in a way to bring maximum creepiness and yet the swamp images are shaded in a style that makes the swamp inviting but secretive. I was especially knocked out by Francavilla’s use of color. The panels are so lush that they almost bleed off the page. I’m still waiting for this war to happen, but for now I can sink a little deeper into the swamp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 10, 2012

    Is it any surprise that this is another knockout slam for Snyder, whose writing style lends itself to everything he attempts? Between Swamp Thing and Batman, Snyder is writing two of the best of the New 52, and there's a damn good reason for it. With Francavilla's expert visuals lending him the much-needed darkness for the reintroduction of Anton Arcane, it seems that this issue is the first in a new direction that has Alec and Abby on another crash course with the Rot, and I for one can't wait to see what happens when they clash once again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jun 10, 2012

    From what I could pick up, things look pretty interesting from a writing perspective, but if you haven't been following the series, it will probably take a while to figure out what's been happening. As great as Scott Snyder is, the real reason to be reading this title is for Francesco Francavilla's amazing art. As per his norm, it's some stunning stuff that really carries the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jun 17, 2012

    The only positive (other than Francavilla's amazing artwork)? Umm... well... at least the cop-out in this issue wasn't as bad as Barbara Gordon's miraculous recovery after three years in a wheelchair. Read Full Review

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