Swamp Thing #26

Swamp Thing #26

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jess Saz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Avatar of the Green has something to prove, and hes going to do it by killing Animal Man and/or destroying the worldnot necessarily in that order! Plus, the origin of Swamp Things newest foe, the implacable Seeder, in a story filled with cameos from some of the DCUs darkest magical denizens!

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Dec 5, 2013

    I love it, and for me this book is probably the best written most enjoyable comic book on the market today. The art-work is complimentary and doesn't detract from the layered storytelling, meshing perfectly to weave a story that is intelligent, surprising, rewarding and just a heck of a lot of fun. If you haven't already been reading, then get it now. This is a good one, and you don't want to be missing out on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 5, 2013

    The art from Saiz might also be the work of magic because it's unbelievable he can churn out such detailed, engrossing art month after month. There are too many amazing pages to point out them all, but my favorite pair has to be where a wounded Animal Man taps into the Red. The blood-paneling works on several different levels as it represents his wounded state and his connection to the Red, and from that the tables are turned on the next page, delivering one perfectly executed beat after another. Suffice to say, this comic is well worth your green. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - James Connolly Dec 5, 2013

    After Snyder's departure, I was worried about the future of the quality and longevity of Swamp Thing in the New 52. Now, seven issues into Charles Soule's run my doubts have subsided and I'm excited and hopeful that DC will keep this book around for as long as there are stories to tell. Month in and month out Swamp Thing is consistently my favorite book put out by DC proper and one of my favorite ongoing comics period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 25, 2013

    Swamp Thing #26 is a great read.  Charles Soule gives us some added mythos and understanding into the Seeder's rise and (eventual?) fall.  The art of Jesus Saiz is great and compliments the story so well.  Like most of Soule's work, new readers can just jump right in so there is no excuse not to read this series.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 10, 2013

    Slight gaps in the corners of the art and script prevent the issue from rising to a truly memorable level, but facially, this is a more than solid product on most levels. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 4, 2013

    Im still happy learning more about this mysterious antagonist, and what Ive learnt I absolutely love. Id have actually been happen if this book had been nearly all flashback as opposed to cutting back and forth as the characters history, and tragic fall, is gripping in a very unexpected way. Its always nice to see a villain with an interesting motivation, and this is a great take on a common one, elevating it expertly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Dec 5, 2013

    Despite the melancholy that courses through every corner of the book, Swamp Thing #26 continues to expand on both the artistic and storytelling front. Alec Holland needs to return as soon as possible or the very fabric of nature will tear for good. No one is safe as long as Jason Woodrue remains as the Swamp Thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 5, 2013

    "Swamp Thing" #26 is another strong issue by a strong creative team. This latest development feels natural and interesting, and I'm curious to see what Soule and Saiz have up their proverbial sleeves. Once again, one of the best books published by DC Comics these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Dec 6, 2013

    While it would be nice to see Soule start tending some of his hanging plot threads, Swam Thing #26 is still a great read, balancing creative world building against strong characterization. It remains one of the more accessible DC titles being published. With Soules popularity booming, now is a good opportunity to see the series that made him into the superstar hes become. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Dec 6, 2013

    It looks like we're nearing a jump-on point for those of you who still aren't reading this series. (Even though I've told you guys tons of times that you should be!) I really hope that Soule plans to stay on even though he's undertaking two new titles for All-New Marvel Now, because I'm afraid that whoever takes it over from him won't do the character I've grown to love so much justice. While this wasn't my favorite issue of Soule's run, it gave us a great back story to an amazing villain and that makes the slower pace of the issue totally worth it for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Dec 7, 2013

    Again, "Swamp Thing" is a horror comic. It's written to make readers feel uneasy. I'm glad I've had a chance to read this issue from an opposing perspective while still being able to enjoy the story, the writing and the art. Beineke quoted Lee Rozelle regarding the spark for concern over the environment: "When does an awareness of home provoke terror and awe? When it's burning"**** (Rozelle, 2006). "Swamp Thing #26" ignited both. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Dec 12, 2013

    I'm sure you're all sick of me saying it by now, but Charles Soule's Swamp Thing is absolutely superb, and despite a momentary blip last issue, we are now back on track and rocketing back up the quality ladder. This issue may not star everyone's favourite Swamp Thing, but the developments in this issue will keep us going until Alec's inevitable return. And when he turns up again, hell hath no fury like a Swamp Thing scorned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 6, 2013

    This has been one of the better Swamp Thing story arcs in the New 52 and I'm greatly enjoying it. The storytelling and the artwork has been stellar and it goes to show you don't have to go to any of the members of the Justice League to find amazing stories in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Dec 4, 2013

    Overall, the issue was interesting still having Alec still be a part of the issue, even only if his thoughts were there was great. It gives a whole new meaning that the avatars are always being watched and judged on what they do. The cameo of Buddy was nice but really was not needed. Hopefully Alec's thoughts continue to stick around until he makes his return. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Hero Nuggets - The Cannoli Dec 6, 2013

    An interesting mix of standard villain back story, interesting facts about real life plants and catching up people who might have just jumped in. The art serves it purpose, but fails to capture The Green as earlier issues have. Informative, but not something to pick up unless you already follow it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Hero Nuggets - Joe 'Cannoli' Natoli Dec 6, 2013

    Co-Founder andBig DaddyatHeronuggets.com. Joe is constantly mistaken for a non-geek and more often than not is referred to as a male stripper. He is also afflicted with a constant angry look on his face that is usually hiding deep thoughts and romantic intentions. He is constantly reading a comic, editing sounds or finding new ways to bring you the esteemed Nugget content you enjoy. You can catch him over @CannoliNatoli. Feel free to make suggestions, comments and remarks to him about how handsome he is or things you would like to see on the site! Also" Iron First is his favorite. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Dec 5, 2013

    A decent issue, despite the lack of our prime protagonist... Alec Holland. Its more of a 'Villain's Month' issue, with commentary from Alec. Kind of bizarre since Swampy is apparently still Dr.Holland in the "blight" crossover "event" spread out over 18 issues of JLD, Pandora, Constantine & Phantom Stranger. very odd, but still a title worth reading. i just hope it doesn't get pulled into X-over hell!

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Dec 20, 2013

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  • 8.5
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