Swamp Thing #8

Swamp Thing #8

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Behold the terrifying true potential of the Swamp Thing a form so fearsome we couldn't put it on the cover! The Green sought a warrior king, and now they have onebut will they regret unleashing a being this powerful? And can all that strength save Abigail Arcane from her destiny in the Rot's clutches?

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

    I have no idea how Snyder comes up with each detail in his stories and part of me doesn't want to know. I just want to keep reading to see what could possibly happen next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Mathis Koos Apr 7, 2012

    I really can't get enough of this book. The battle that ensues is gorgeous and graphic and even has a slight twist, but I feel that over all, as a monthly 20 page title, that the story telling is a bit too decompressed. I don't dislike the pace of the story but on a month to month basis it seems a bit too quick. Decompressed story telling is a common practice in most manga which is why it works really well in volumes that are around two hundred pages. What I wouldn't give for even a 10 dollar 100 page monthly color Swamp Thing comic that maintains the current quality. But I digress. Pick up this issue and experience the most action packed installment yet with gorgeous visuals and solid story telling. Art and story that seems to go by too fast but a great package none the less. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Apr 4, 2012

    Letterer Travis Lanham also deserves some special attention for his work in this issue; Snyder's more wordy pages have a very non-standard presentation thanks to the elaborate layouts from Rudy and Paquette, but Lanham keeps the reading order manageable and better yet, is able to keep his letters as part of the scenery rather than making them stand out amongst the beautiful artwork. It's the challenge letterers constantly face, and Lanham stands triumphant in an issue that was surely one of the more difficult challenges on this series to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 10, 2012

    Definitely not a comic for kids, but a welcome return of quality and terror to an old favorite. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 6, 2012

    Not quite as compelling as its companion title in Animal Man, but engrossing in a more abstract way, not to mention more lavishly rendered by two terrific artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Apr 4, 2012

    Swamp Thing has been a great book thus far, but it seems almost a little dragged out at this point. This is a solid issue, but I feel that the last issue and this issue could have been a single issue. Now, the cliffhanger in this one gives an inkling that things could be wrapped up nicely in the next issue, but I doubt it. Then again, we've gotten so accustomed to 3-4 issue arcs, maybe one nice elongated run to things will spice things up and allow the story to breathe accordingly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 4, 2012

    "Swamp Thing" #8 is a fun comic, which is a compliment as much as it might be the worst thing to be said about it. There is too much kinetic flow to the battles and not enough subversive terror. There is no sense of anything bumping in the night because we can see it all and we have faith in our hero. Even the final moments don't effectively betray this trust in our muck monster lead. In trying to make this tale go larger and bigger, we have lost the finite centre: the monster with more struggle within than outside. Swamp Thing is fun as this kick-ass destroyer of all things bad but it also makes him feel like just another superhero. Read Full Review

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