Swamp Thing #2

Swamp Thing #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Alec Holland thought he knew the history of the Swamp Thing but he was wrong. The creature's roots run deeper than he knows, and the Parliament of Trees intends to make him understand the responsibility he wants so desperately to avoid! With this issue, the mythology of the Swamp Thing branches out in ways you never saw coming don't miss it!

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 7, 2011

    There’s a definite connection between Swamp Thing and Animal Man outside of them being the two most interesting DC comics out right now. Both have master storytellers telling tales derived from nature, both series have art that does more than illustrate the words and both are creating a heightened sense of reality, one just to the left of normal. I hope these two characters cross paths one day, but more I hope that Snyder and Paquette and Animal Man’s Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman continue to put out bold and exciting comics that raise the bar of what can be done. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 5, 2011

    Yanick Paquette's art is a treat here. Everything from the flashback scenes to the times in the swamp and the deadly villain all look great. There is also a nice surprise appearance in the book that hopefully won't get spoiled so readers can witness it and get a big smile on their faces. I loved the first issue but this one was even better. I'm so excited to see what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Oct 20, 2011

    Its still early days, and the story is just starting to come together, but I already think that both Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette could be shaping up to give us the finest work of their careers thus far with this Swamp Thing saga. Issue #1 was a brilliantly-constructed introduction, and issue #2 is a masterclass in escalation and building upon the groundwork laid. Right now, along the top shelf of my bookcase, I have a hardcover DC Comics Library edition of The Roots of the Swamp Thing, collecting the original Len Wein/Bernie Wrightson run, and next to it I have volumes 1-5 of Alan Moores The Saga of the Swamp Thing. If this story keeps up the quality, I already yearn for a hardcover edition I can place next to those all-time classics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 5, 2011

    In this writer's humble opinion, Swamp Thing #2 is the book of the week. Snyder has set the groundwork for one epic story. It also doesn't hurt that he has an artist like Yanick Paquette to draw all his beautifully creepy imagery, of which this issue is full of. Swamp Thing is a series that you need to be reading, no questions asked. And if you aren't yet, hightail it to your local comic shop and buy into this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Oct 13, 2011

    But instead, Snyder jumps right into it, opening issue two with the origin of not-Tyler Durden Swamp Thing, who turns out to be a former RAF pilot who went down over a swamp during World War II, dying from catastrophic burns and injuries before being consumed by the Green. His name isn't Tyler Durden (or Robert Paulson), it's Calbraith A.H. Rodgers, but in the horrific scene showing the Green taking him as their guardian, it's pretty clear that he was always the property of the Green and his humanity never mattered. That's a point Holland himself leans on, calling out the minimal human elements that remain in Rodgers and bringing up the constant sacrifices he has made himself for Rodgers and the rest of the Parliament of the Green. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 10, 2011

    Here's hoping for more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 6, 2011

    With the first two issues of the series, Swamp Thing completely reinforces my decision to make this a release day same-day purchase. I'm trying to keep my pull list for those small, to the titles I really want to read that keep me intrigued and excited and Swamp Thing hits a lot of good moments here. The story of Calbraith is awkward at first until you realize how it fits into things and then you read it again to get more out of it. There's a lot of infodump material coming here, but it's made compelling through the way it's revealed and though Paquette's artwork, though the double page spreads didn't work that well for me as the flow didn't feel natural. But it's a small quibble compared to all the positives here. The third issue can't come fast enough, especially after the end of issue tease we get here. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Joshua Mocle Oct 6, 2011

    Overall, while this issue faltered in a few places, the story being told and presented is still very very strong and in terms of sheer building of suspense and mystery it is unequivocally succeeding in making me want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 5, 2011

    "Swamp Thing" is definitely moving in the right path; this feels like new and old readers should both be able to follow the action, and I like that aside from the inevitable Alec-becomes-Swamp-Thing moment, I have no idea what will happen next. With a new major villain introduced and a new core concept behind "Swamp Thing" itself, the book is full of possibilities. So far, Snyder and Paquette are making sure I want to keep reading to find out how it will all pan out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 8, 2011

    A pretty dense second issue, but it sets your footing firmly in the series' history, leaving the path clear for pure plot development from now on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 11, 2011

    The book looks fantastic. After issue one, I was still on the fence about this book, but issue two is doing its job. I'm definitely in for the rest of this story arc, and if it satisfies me as much as this issue does, I'll keep reading beyond. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Oct 9, 2011

    The artistic flare of this issue is at times better than the first and the creepy moments are truly creepy, but the pacing is not as solid as in the first and new readers will have a hard time enjoying Alec or the ending. All that being said, the story is still quickly shaping up to be an interesting one, and will hopefully become the epic tale Swamp Thing deserves. Read Full Review

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