Swamp Thing #13

Swamp Thing #13

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM begins! Swamp Thing learns the truth of how the Earth fell to the Rot as seen in this months issues of ANIMAL MAN and FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. Guest-starring Poison Ivy, Deadman and The Parliament of Trees!

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Oct 5, 2012

    Overall, I was definitely more amused over Rotworld The Green part 1 compared to the finale of AvX (which is weird considering that I'm a self professed Marvel zombie). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Oct 6, 2012

    Like 'Animal Man' #13, my only complaint with 'Rotworld' is continuity. If 99% of the world's population was dead, why is this story no leaking into every other title in the DC universe? I'm going to take an early guess here and say that, despite the characters repeatedly stating that this isn't a dream, that it is still a trick of The Rot and that Alec and Buddy are trapped in a false world created by Arcane. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Oct 3, 2012

    Swamp Thing #13 is an incredibly haunting start to what is shaping up to be an entertaining crossover event. This issue ends with a shocking cliffhanger and an intriguing promise that Swamp Thing will stand toe to toe with Rot-infected members of the Teen Titans. Excited yet? Its hard to believe that this is only the first chapter in Rotworld and I cant wait to see where this one is headed. Read this book and thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 3, 2012

    Issue #13 also benefits from the return of Yanick Paquette. It's not often that we receive an issue fully penciled by Paquette, and the results are worth savoring. Paquette delivers more of his trademark horror-tinged imagery, bold, striking page layouts, and intricately detailed character designs. Let's hope the recent time off will allow Paquette to tackle as much of the crossover as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 6, 2012

    A little more integrity than its sister issue, but not much more so, and a lot of it has to do with Paquette's gorgeous"stylistically, not substantively"art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 3, 2012

    Now that zero month has concluded, Snyder can regain his footing and the story can find a comfortable pace. This issue ends with a cliffhanger and the promise of Swamp Thing fighting Rot-infected Teen Titans, which caused me to draw comparisons between "Blackest Night" and "Rotworld." This is truly the first chapter of "Rotworld," so I am certain Snyder and Paquette will distance themselves appropriately, providing an entertaining and haunting story along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Oct 4, 2012

    This issue kicks off the next big story arc in both Swamp Thing and Animal Man. It may be all kinds of spooky creepy, but what else would you want from a Swamp Thing book?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 8, 2012

    As a first issue, Swamp Thing's Rotworld storyline is off to a good start, with some interesting (if symmetrical) plot points set up for the next few issues that should make things even more so later on. Both Alec and Abby's storylines begin well, and their respective cliffhangers have me already wonder what's going to happen next, and the return of Yanick Paquette to the title can only be a good thing. It's been a year in the making, but Rotworld is already living up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Oct 13, 2012

    I hope Scott Snyder's gotten something bigger and better up his sleeve for the upcoming Rotworld issues, and Yannick Paquette BETTER keep drawing this series. Read Full Review

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