Swamp Thing #27

Swamp Thing #27

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Earth bleeds green! Millions will die. The Swamp Thing must tear his very existence up by the roots. The Seeder story ends here!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Jan 9, 2014

    Swamp Thing #27 sees its first conclusion to a Charles Soule arc. With a great love for the character, its clear that Soule genuinely takes pride in writing every line of Swamp Thing. It would be extraordinarily difficult to see any of the pieces Soule has created without the artwork of Jesus Saiz. Together they are creating visual magic for the readers month after month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 8, 2014

    This books finally gotten the injection of life and vigor it was so sorely missing. And while not everything is perfect in the land of the Green, its a great time to pick up one of the most bizarrely compelling books on the shelf. Ive previously complained that the book was beginning to feel too grounded in reality, but this issue, has blown that away and returned it to the grandiose vision of surreal strangeness that it feels like it was always meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 14, 2014

    Swamp Thing is one of the most consistently amazing titles month after month. The end of this book left my mouth hanging open a bit and I mean that in the best way. This series just keeps getting better and better largely in part to Soule's work writing it. With the twist at the end it will be really interesting to see what he has planned next for everyone's favorite Avatar; I just hope the wait doesn't feel as long as this one did! Either way, this series continues to deliver and justify why it's at the very top of my read pile every month it's released. It's filled to the brim with action, horror, and raw emotion that's rarely seen in a book; especially when that book has almost NO human characters in it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jan 16, 2014

    Soule has done it again. With the help of his artistic collaborators, he has turned out a perfect issue of Swamp Thing that puts a big bow on the Seeder storyline and calls it finished, but it is really just a stepping stone onto something bigger as Alec heads towards the horizon with new purpose and infinite possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 9, 2014

    Swamp Thing #27 is a great comic.  Fans of Swamp Thing will be floored by what goes on in this issue.  Soule and Saiz are taking the reader on a ride they will not soon forget.  I can't wait for next month already. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 9, 2014

    There's so much to read into in the narrative and so much to discover in the art that you'll probably want to read this one twice. At least. Soule and Saiz are on fire, guys. Get it while it's hot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jan 9, 2014

    Alongside Snyders Batman, Swamp Thing has easily been the best title to come out of the New 52, and with Soule and Saiz working in perfect harmony here, this is a book that everybody owes it to themselves to have in their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 10, 2014

    I love titles that keep the status quo constantly moving. Swamp Thing has constantly pushed to find new territory, never planting its roots in one spot for long. Dont let it pass you by. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 13, 2014

    Soule's Swamp Thing has been enjoyable and adventurous and this issue is an astonishingly concise representation of what Soule brings to the character. While this is the final issue of a long-running story arc, it is also an open issue welcoming to new readers and warmly inviting lapsed readers back. With this issue, Soule and Saiz set a new status quo for the Swamp Thing and the Green. From here, the legend of Swamp Thing is theirs to cultivate. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 9, 2014

    What will happen now that Swamp Thing has shown himself to be beyond the control of the parliament, and thus beyond the control of a democracy, or at least a cabal that was collectively representing the Green? It's a very interesting question, and I really hope that Charles Soul continues to explore it further during his run on Swamp Thing. To just leave things as they are, and to throw a new bad guy at Swamp Thing would be a huge mistake in my opinion. As written in issue #27, Swamp Thing has become a dictator. You can't just do that, and carry on like normal, like nothing huge has just happened. Will Charles Soule realise this, and weave something fascinating from what seems to be very wobbly ideological grounds. I hope so, and it will make what happens in issue #28 of Swamp Thing very interesting indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 11, 2014

    For an issue full of game-changing moments, there's a distinct shortage of impact, probably because it moves too fast to have as much as it should. The execution is sound; the timing is not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Jan 13, 2014

    This issue drummed up my only real problem with Scott Snyder's run on the comic, which was his use of deus ex machina. A fantastic issue strays in quality at the end, but is definitely worth picking up.I would be remiss if I didn't mention this book contains a swamp thing T-Rex. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 9, 2014

    Jesus Saiz is another in a line of great artists on this iteration of Swamp Thing but as the Seeder arc reaches its finale, great art isn't enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jan 9, 2014

    At the end of the day, Soule solidified himself, as did Saz, as a top of the line talent and someone who was perfectly suited to take over after the fantastic run that Snyder and Paquette had. Dont let the star rating fool you either, because this was far from a bad issue. There was just so much more that just didnt seem to happen, and what did happen seemed just a touch too fast and too easy. This is still one of the best books on the DC roster so pick up this series if you arent already and get ready for what will no doubt be another great arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Jan 9, 2014

    The ending wasn't enough to ruin a well thought out and told story that provided some of the best artwork this series has. The ending did leave an interesting question as well as an idea of what direction Soule will be taking the series in next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 14, 2014

    Decent looks and a minor status quo adjustment aside, Swamp Thing #27 isn't a book that feels particularly striking - a shame considering this was the end of an arc with some potential. Right now, Swamp Thing feels almost like it's about everything but Swamp Thing - we have the Parliament, we have pretenders to the throne, but we never really dig deep into Alec Holland as a person, or even what the potential of his powers truly are. What makes Swamp Thing a character of interest? Without that answer, this series will continue to be moldy at best. Read Full Review

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