Swamp Thing #37

Swamp Thing #37

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Machine Queen part 3! Lines are drawn and strange allies are recruited as the Machine Queen assembles her army, while Anton Arcane and the Fungal Avatar take sides! Plus, Swamp Thing receives a dire visit from John Constantine!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2014

    Jesus Saiz pencils this issue, so it goes without saying that it's one of the most impressive-looking comics of the week. Saiz continues bringing an elegant and refined look to Swamp Thing's world, blending detailed, organic elements with cold, efficient robotics. The standout sequence this month comes early on as Saiz renders a silent but grotesque look at Lady Weeds' transformation into the Machine Queen. It's enough to make you wonder if Swamp Thing suddenly became a Vertigo comic again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Dec 5, 2014

    Soule and Saiz hit the nail on Swamp Thing #37 and hard. With an immense focus on plot building and villainous growth, Soule delivers one of the strongest Swamp Thing issues to date. Saiz beautifully illustrates Soule's vision and brings the monster that is the Queen of Machines to life. Next month cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 8, 2014

    "Swamp Thing" #37 continues to build on the significant and entertaining accomplishments of this series as Soule continues to craft a story that constructs new worlds, introduces new kingdoms, forges new alliances and breaks new rivalries. The Rithm is positioning itself to oppose the Green, specifically the avatar of the Green and is willing to do anything to accomplish that end. In doing so, "Swamp Thing" #37 shifts into fantasy/science fiction storytelling with a tinge of horror, temporarily putting the horror that made this character so wildly popular to begin with. Soule and company are still investigating the horror of the human -- and post-human -- condition, as sides are drawn and the battle appears to be on the horizon. This is a magnificent run, as Soule adds quite nicely to the legend of "Swamp Thing" that Scott Snyder laid the foundation for in September 2011's "Swamp Thing" #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 3, 2014

    Swamp Thing #37 "The Machine Queen" part 3 is all about setting up for the long haul because we know how this ends, but it's all about what happens between point A and point B. Lines are drawn and strange allies are formed as the Machine Queen assembles her army. Whatever that is Arcane has up his sleeve, it looks to be the game changer that the Machines just may need. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 9, 2014

    Jesus Saiz really does an amazing job with this book.  Everyone is always talking about Charles Soule when they mention Swamp Thing's title, but Jesus really does a fine job each month giving us our avatar of the Green the best he could possibly look.  This is my favorite issue so far from the Machine story arc and I have high hopes for future issues.  Each issue just keeps getting better than the last and I'm all for that.  So definitely go check out Swamp Thing this month and even though it's a little light on our hero, it's a story you'll want to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Dec 4, 2014

    Swamp Thing#37 is a stepping-stone issue in the larger arc. There are important developments here, and Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz continue to be a perfect duo for Holland as his adventures. That said, this issue definitely feels like a piece of a larger whole, and a slight pacing issue towards the beginning of the chapter only exacerbates that feeling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jan 2, 2015

    This issue of Swamp Thing isn't quite as awesome as the ones surrounding it, but it has moved the characters around into the right positions to trigger the final showdown between Alec and his allies, and the Machine Queen and hers. It's obvious now that this final arc of the book will be using everything that has gone before to build to a massive crescendo. Aided by the always solid art and design work of Jesus Saiz, this issue is a vital step towards that finale, which is going to be both amazing and heartbreaking as this brilliant title ends. Read Full Review

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