Swamp Thing #23

Swamp Thing #23

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Kano, Alvaro Lopez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Swamp Thing just might have to destroy an entire towns worth of people in order to keep balance in the Green...and hell have to crush John Constantine right along with them!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Aug 8, 2013

    For the first time in years, Swamp Thing is not only the smartest book on the stands, but it's actually a superhero title, not just a preachy horror book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Aug 9, 2013

    A truly enjoyable and accessible comic, Swamp Thing #23 is the kind of comic that serves audiences who enjoy weirdly endearing stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Oct 15, 2013

    Arcane is probably one that will be slipping under the radar of many readers, and it shouldnt be. This dark tale is one of the greatest works to come out of Villain Month, far better than the stench of Earth 2 Solomon Grundy. This is an issue that offers an excellent story featuring strong dialogue, well-timed pacing and a terrific/terrifying twist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Aug 13, 2013

    This book is at the top of my pile every single month. In a universe filled with determined heroes like Batman and Green Lantern, none of them hold the will to get the job done like Swamp Thing. The stories are woven with darkness and the pages are always filled with action! If you don't believe me, pick up a trade and find out why Swamp Thing has quietly become one of the best books of the New 52! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 11, 2013

    A well-crafted issue and storyline, though it doesn't quite live up to its ambitions. It's clear, however, that in terms of both story and art, Swamp Thing still has a very bright future ahead as one of DC's smarter titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 7, 2013

    Swamp Thing versus a Whisky Tree. This is why comics are great and it's a blast reading what Charles Soule has cooking for the series. Swamp Thing was nearly defeated and has also had John Constantine to deal with. Soule is setting up different storylines and it's great seeing what's coming up. We're getting some great stories with great art that doesn't feel like a typical comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 7, 2013

    Like I said, Swamp Thing doesn't impress with the easy way he gets himself out of his horrible predicament, and then he just gives Constantine a free pass once the conflict is over. With so much potential set up previously, it's a bit of a letdown to see it end so predictably. That said, the most interesting part of the book is the other voice inside Swamp Thing's head compelling him to violently defend the Green, and that is something Soule provides in spades. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 12, 2013

    Despite not having the tonal twist that made last month's issue so excellent, this is an admirable conclusion to this storyline and another great entry into the series. Soule is taking Alec to task, showcasing every facet of his character and some innovative ways to use his powers to save the day, plus continuing to shove him into moral quandaries that will test him for a while yet. The art is great despite having a fill-in, and this series continues to go from strength to strength. Dare I say it " Scott Snyder who? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhatCulture - Christopher Jones Aug 12, 2013

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  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Aug 7, 2013

    Hey, come on now. Read this book. Dont let it fall by the wayside just because bigger names like Snyder and Paquette are off this book. Jump in head first and get caught up while you have some time between issues as DC goes on their marketing/gimmick month and make us wait two months for the (potential) first meeting between Seeder and Swamp Thing. On a side note, not happy about that if you cant already tell. Gimmick months that break up the story need to stop… but thats a conversation for another time. Pick up the series because, bottom line, Soule and company are doing awesome things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 12, 2013

    "Swamp Thing" #23 has Soule and Kano having settled in quite nicely on this title, and I appreciate that they've kept the book moving well after the departure of Snyder and Paquette. If you haven't taken a look at Soule and Kano's rendition of Swamp Thing, now feels like a good time to try. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    the green death Aug 8, 2013

    Great conclusion to this two issue arc. By turns hilarious and terribly dark, the story was never less than brilliantly handled and Lapham did a rock solid job on the art even though I was initially disapointed that Kano didn't do the whole book. I actually think I preferred Lapham's Constantine to Kano's. Soule is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. I may even pick up his Thunderbolts, even though I am mostly a DC guy.

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Aug 9, 2013

    . . $3, 20pgs. Cluttered B- cover. Plenty of ADs. . . Part 2 of a 2 part storyline featuring Constantine, a very busy man during this Trinity War. John goes off a bit mad and locks down Swampy in a tough spot. This is a great dark and mature issue that gives us some bloody moments and exciting turns. Quite a crew of artists turn up to turn out this issue's decent art. Overall a worthwhile series, even tho we get another break before returning to the Seeder in October. Although Arcane is one of the few villains i care about for September "Villains Month", so its not too intruded on by "Forever Evil".

  • 9.0
    kpung Aug 7, 2013

  • 9.0
    Cyprian Latewood Aug 7, 2013

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Oct 4, 2013

  • 8.0
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