Swamp Thing #5

Swamp Thing #5

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Alec and Abby bring the fight to Sethe's chosen servant in the blood-slicked slaughterhouses of west Texas! But while the battle is joined in America, the war may already be lost in the jungles of Brazil, as danger approaches for the Parliament of Trees

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 4, 2012

    This is how Swamp Thing should be written. There have been many different writers over the years and some have done amazing things. Snyder has made the character and book his own, taking elements from the past but adding a new and great twist to it all. Even if you haven't followed Swamp Thing before, this series has been more than accessible for new readers. There is a big bad evil coming and you would expect to see more of the DCU take notice. Paquette makes Synder's interesting story even better with his stylistic panel layouts as well as graphic, but necessary, depiction of the gruesome things Alec Holland is finding himself involved in. The threat is getting closer and more dangerous. Snyder and Paquette have made the return of Swamp Thing a treat each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 4, 2012

    Should you buy Swamp Thing #5? Okay, that's a dumb question; Of course you should! If you value good storytelling and art, Swamp Thing is an absolute must buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 4, 2012

    This book is quite unlike anything DC has offered in the past decade, and Snyder has made it so simply by loving what he's doing: writing creepy comics with believable characters. Alec Holland isn't going to strap on a leaf-covered cape and save the world, but he's certainly going to watch out for those he holds dear. If you've been holding out on this title simply because you haven't seen Swamp Thing in the previews or in a flip through the book, then you are missing out. Snyder and Paquette are creating an ancestral nod to all of the "Swamp Thing" titles that have come before while forging something entirely new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 5, 2012

    Underneath all the gloom and misery, there's a powerful love story underneath the green of Swamp Thing, and with the visuals being this hot, this is a book you shouldn't miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 7, 2012

    It's like having a great horror movie in your hands. The twists come fast and suddenly, and you often feel like you have no idea what's coming next, which makes it all the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 9, 2012

    In Swamp Thing, he illustrates demonic pigs, a mad child, a grown man, natives that bear distinctive ethnic features and Abigail Arcane as a beautiful woman but not quite as zaftig or idealistic as Miss Masque. He spreads a grotesque mood throughout the book, but also exhibits ideal comic timing, as when Alec gives William a time out. In short, Paquette isn't the artist you immediately think of when discussing Swamp Thing, but he soon will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Jan 11, 2012

    Swamp Thing got the proper shot in the arm it needed to win me back and sell me on sticking around for the long haul. While the series still had some weak pacing before this looks like a sign of good things to come and if Snyder can keep the pace going and building from here then it will definitely be flying high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 7, 2012

    Swamp Thing is a very good read. I can't say I'm as all in as so many other readers are but I can see the book taking nice shape with a long term direction. Clearly, this is the kind of book that rewards the readers that have been paying attention all along and there is something to be said for that kind of detail. However, I am glad to see some plain, old action once in a while and that is what we have here. That, and a heck of a surprise at the end. This was a fun read. Read Full Review

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