Swamp Thing #7

Swamp Thing #7

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
9.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Moss fills lungs. Leaves scrape across skin and wood against bone. A Swamp Thing is rising in The Green's hour of darkest needbut is Alec Holland a part of it? Or is he just bleeding out in a ditch? And as Alec falls, a horrible champion is taking the throne of the Bone Kingdom at Sethe's right hand!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 7, 2012

    This issue is a game-changer. Alec Holland just got his life back and wanted to live a normal existence. His protest in doing what he was meant to do may have resulted in the end for himself and others. There is a lot going on in the background as we discover what the Alec's fate will become. Filled with suspense, the story is crammed with stunning art and colors that give it a vibrant feel, despite the extremely dark and harsh nature. There was concern as to how Swamp Thing would fit once integrated into the DC Universe but month after month this series is showing the characters don't have to be compromised or toned down. I get the impression that everyone involved poured a lot into making this issue. It's a big one and shouldn't be missed. SWAMP THING is the type of comic I want to read month after month. Things will change after this issue but there's no doubt how it will be since the series is in such great hands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 7, 2012

    This is the issue fans of DC's muck monster have been waiting for: the rise of the Swamp Thing. Firmly planted in the rich soil Scott Snyder has tilled for this series, the Green has their champion, but he is not entirely theirs alone. Stretching his branches, the Swamp Thing prepares to engage the greatest foe the world has ever known as he declares war upon the Rot. This war is clearly going to be fought on the terms determined by the Swamp Thing. Presuming the war itself lives up to the expectations set forth in this issue, what comes next is going to be striking. This book is a perfect mix of horror, action, and magnificent big screen visual spectacles that updates a classic DC brand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 8, 2012

    Yanick Paquette absolutely unleashes here. The art is glorious. Paquette throws the gauntlet down with what’s possible regarding panel layout and fills in those panels with wonderful, beautiful and graphically horrific things. Every single stroke of the pen is brilliant. Every vile creature of The Rot is disturbing and the visuals of the Parliament Of Trees burning really impactful. It’s as if Paquette knew this was a game changer and decided to unleash his own vision of hell. Swamp Thing #7 is a stunning piece of comic book literature that should be the new bar by which al other books are measured. Read Full Review

  • 10
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 7, 2012

    Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette have once again raised the bar for themselves. There's no doubt about it. This is what comic book storytelling and art is all about, and the two facets of the craft blend flawlessly together in Swamp Thing #7. This is why I read comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Mathis Koos Mar 9, 2012

    Definitely pick this series up if you haven't yet and enjoy one of the best books DC is currently publishing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Mar 22, 2012

    This is a title that has ranked near the top of DCs output since the month of its debut, but with Swamp Thing #7, the creative team raise their game. This feels like a culmination of all that has been brewing in the series over the past six months. But more than that, it makes those excellent first 6 chapters feel like little more than a prelude, suggesting that the stage has been set for a truly epic saga to unfold. Swamp Thing truly is back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Mar 6, 2012

    If you've been wondering about getting into Swamp Thing but not exactly sure where to start, I say at the very least try here. The one flaw here is that it's all set up for the things to come, but you get the gist of what's going on and what's at stake. Snyder hasn't compromised the character's history, but condensed it to make it more tangible for readers unfamiliar with the Swampy universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 10, 2012

    A rich, deep issue deserves a rich, deep review. Snyder is a worthy successor to the illustrious Swamp Thing tradition, proving this title really deserves all the hype attached to it over the years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Mar 13, 2012

    Follow Keith on Twitter at @keithpmsilva or (for the more adventurous soul) read his blog, Interested in Sophisticated Fun? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Mar 8, 2012

    Despite the exposition, this has always been one of the better titles of the reboot. This issue, though, can safely be applauded as the best DCnU issue of the month, even if it's the first week of March " and might even be labeled the best DCnU issue yet. Snyder and Paquette form a well oiled, if slightly swampy, machine, and I doubt that future issues are going to slow down the stride of this titanic run in the slightest. If you've been missing the run so far, be sure to pick up the first trade in August. Read Full Review

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