Swamp Thing #12

Swamp Thing #12

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire Artist: Marco Rudy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Prelude to ROTWORLD! Continued from this months ANIMAL MAN #12! ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING together at last!

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 1, 2012

    Unfortunately next month brings the Zero issues of both books, so we will be left in suspense until October. I wouldn't skip those #0 issues though. They promise answers to questions about the origins of Swamp Thing and Animal Man. Questions, I'm sure, readers have had since the New 52 re-launch will be answered. Snyder and Lemire are telling a sprawling epic and I wouldn't want to miss one second of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 9, 2012

    Overall,Swamp Thingdoes a good job presenting the story, showing some good art, and scares the readers with a cliffhanger ending that will have readers jaws dropping. Rotworld is here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Boren Aug 3, 2012

    That's really it, guys. “Swamp Thing” #12 continues this trend of Snyder/Lemire excellence, and ties the year off with the beginning of a new story that looks just as weird and intense as everything that has come before it. A great anniversary issue and kick-off to whats to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 2, 2012

    After a year of drifting around one another, "Swamp Thing" and "Animal Man" finally connect, allowing Lemire and Snyder the opportunity to share their collaboration with readers. Both writers have made this team-up seem natural and worthy of any classic team-up title from yesteryear. This adventure is the type of fun the darker corners of a pre-Vertigo, pre-Crisis DC Universe provided on a regular basis. The read is disturbing, making the characters that much more heroic, but even so, there are no guarantees. The suspenseful results growing out of "Swamp Thing" #12 assure readers the action and anticipation will not subside any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 7, 2012

    All in all, a less than spectacular first outing on one of the most highly anticipated storylines of the year, but it has plenty of potential to redeem itself"once September is over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 1, 2012

    Still, Swamp Thing #12 is a pretty book that does its job in setting up Rotworld. Luckily, though this prelude chapter was a two-part story in both Animal Man and Swampy, the continuation that starts in October's #13s are separate tales. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 1, 2012

    The crossover we've been waiting for the past year is finally here. I'm not normally a fan of these sort of crossovers but the worlds that Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire have created have been screaming for this to happen. The core of the crossover will take place in each character's own book but you'll want to follow the adventures of both Swamp Thing and Animal Man. This issue is definitely a game changer. There is quite a cliffhanger at the end that you won't want to believe but we'll have to wait to find out after next month's zero issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Aug 15, 2012

    Again, the only arguable flaw with this issue springs from the abrupt change in narrative style, from Snyder's more intricate and symbolic style to a more action-oriented, plot-driven one that takes us directly into “Rotworld”. It's becoming increasingly apparent how hard both Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder have worked at making the Red/Green/Rot was so essential and epic. This crossover is going to define both Animal Man and Swamp Thing for years to come. It was risky, starting off both series in ways that led to an inevitable, multi-arc crossover extravaganza, but it's looking to be paying off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 6, 2012

    Rotworld begins, and things already look bleak story-wise. Quality-wise, things have never looked better. Snyder and Lemire have been teasing and setting up this story for 12 issues, and now here we are as it takes off. Hold on to your hats, and the contents of your stomach, because if this issue is anything to set the bar by, Rotworld is going to be great. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 6, 2012

    While the end twist to this issue does ramp up the stakes in a tense manner, it ultimately isn't enough to justify 15 pages of characters reciting histories and passing the time with lackluster fights. While Snyder and Lemire deserve credit for trying to be accessible, what this story really needs is a message, a heart, a reason for us to care. Even with Buddy Baker's family and Alec Holland's girlfriend in peril, there isn't enough room to really feel scared for them, with all this talk about the Rot. Maybe it's Swamp Thing's greatest foe for a reason. Read Full Review

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