Swamp Thing #18

Swamp Thing #18

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Dont miss the heartbreaking epilogue to ROTWORLD. Swamp Thing makes the ultimate sacriface in an attempt save the world from the Rot! This issue marks the end of life as Swamp Thing knows it!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 6, 2013

    As a final issue, it's an absolutely fitting end. I've said before that the battle against the Rot and Anton Arcane felt it went on too long. But that's part of what made this issue have a bigger impact. It's not often a writer can make you truly care about the characters. It's a bittersweet ending in what happens along with this being Snyder's final issue. It's been a great ride. Having Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn on board for this issue as well was the cherry on top. There are some truly beautiful images here. This issue managed to fill me with emotion. Thankfully it was the last issue I read for the day. I'm left feeling emotionally drained but that's a good thing. Snyder left the series on a great note. Even though he's leaving, I can't wait to see what happens next in this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    A brilliant ending, to a fabulous run. This was probably the most emotional issue in the series so far, and in my opinion the best. I would highly recommend both this issue, and the entire series, and am looking forward to seeing what Soule, and Kano do with the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Mar 17, 2013

    This is Scott Snyder's last issue of Swamp Thing for now. He tidy's up the story arc very nicely. There's not too much lovey dovey but there are moments of genuine reflection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 6, 2013

    Swamp Thing #18 is a perfect end to a historic run from Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 6, 2013

    Their run had its ups and downs, but Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette leave things on a high note with Swamp Thing #18 and that is something that we should all appreciate. Both men deliver their best work on the series in months and remind us all of how great this series can be. It is now up to the new creative team to ensure that Swamp Thing stays alive and well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Mar 7, 2013

    I don't know what's next for Swamp Thing, but whatever it is, it will have a tough time topping this bombastic finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 7, 2013

    If you've been there since Issue #1, Swamp Thing #18 is a perfect ending to a run that stands as tall as anything from Alan Moore, Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Mar 8, 2013

    For this reviewer at least, an end was welcome. I'm happy to say it was worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Mar 9, 2013

    Swamp Thing #18 is an emotionally charged finish to Scott Snyder's saga. The ending will leave you satisfied, yet wanting more. Pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 12, 2013

    This is a perfect ending to this run of Swamp Thing. All of the loose ends are addressed, and both Alec and Abby are put in new and exciting places for the new creative team to spring from. Snyder has taken Swamp Thing from the obscure, if fan favourite, Vertigo character that he has been and placed him firmly back in the spotlight, where he deserves to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Mar 11, 2013

    Swamp Thing fans should be happy that Swampy was brought into the new 52 in style. Snyder and Paquette's run will be considered a classic when all is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 6, 2013

    One area issue #18 offers clear and dramatic improvement over last month's installment is the art. Andrew Bellanger's pencil's weren't "bad," merely badly suited for such a dark, horror-tinged storyline. Fortunately, Yanick Paquette is able to rejoin Snyder for one last hurrah with the characters. His moody, lushly detailed panels and striking page design is back in full force, and issue #18 rivals anything else he's delivered on the series. Or in his career to date, for that matter. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 8, 2013

    While the issue doesn't deliver the scope of conclusion you expected from Rotworld, it's nonetheless appropriate and effective, beautifully drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 6, 2013

    Snyder's farewell is poignant and on target for this series. The writer's work finally comes full circle, closing his adventure for Alec Holland while establishing a new beginning for Swamp Thing. Snyder even sneaks in some humor into the issue, which helps ground the story despite all the zaniness and cosmic level grotesquerie occurring in this issue. While I'm unsure where upcoming writer Charles Soule will take the legacy of the Green and the adventures of Swamp Thing next, but I do know that I've enjoyed this past year-and-a-half. Snyder redefined the avatar of the Green and Yanick Paquette celebrated the horrendous aspects of the character's visual history while delivering stunning new interpretations of page and panel composition for this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 7, 2013

    Overall, the Rotworld story was pretty satisfying, though the ending seemed a bit rushed. The problem I see it is that with this conclusion, we get a reset in a way of both series. The next issue will be a perfect jumping on point for new readers. We'll see though, if these last 6 months has really paid off, for those of us there from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Mar 8, 2013

    When it's all said and done, Snyder's run is over. The one thing that I did enjoy was the ending. It ends on a strong note, which sets up Swamp Thing very well for Charles Soule to take over. So, if you've been reading Swamp Thing and you have that itch for a conclusion, pick up Swamp Thing #18. If you want to start picking Swamp Thing up, just wait for Swamp Thing #19. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Mar 22, 2013

    The emotion in this issue seems gravely misplaced. There is almost no hesitance when Alec decides to kill Abby and not even her wonderful new design can make up for that. Really, I'm just glad "Rotworld" is officially over for Swamp Thing and we can now get on to something else which will hopefully take this series, which has been particularly disappointing to me, to the next level. If not, my dedication to the Green may be worn away to the breaking point. However, it could go either way with the next issue, which I just learned has a different creative team since this was Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's last issue. The new creative team will bewriter Charles Soule and artist Kano and I'm looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the table - though I have a feeling a lot of people who have been enjoying Snyder and Paquette's run on this series (and I know there are many) will not be happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Mar 15, 2013

    i have been pretty happy with this new52 Swamp Thing, considering its creator's love and respect for the source material and history. Paquette's art has me entranced and the other artists make a good effort as well. The layout alone give most comics out there a run for their money. The writing and dialog has been quite good. And while 'rotworld' was not as packed with action as i hoped, i was a good ride. i don't think we could have asked for a better ending, well you could but you'd be a jerk! lol. A sad but wonderful finale for our lovers, and a great twist for swampy that puts him back to familiar form. i think ill be on this title for a long time to come!

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Jun 5, 2014

  • 9.0
    Serverarbengan Jun 7, 2016

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