Swamp Thing #9

Swamp Thing #9

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Yanick Paquette, Marco Rudy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

SWAMP THING battles his way through the BONE KINGDOM to take on SETHE and his servants! This issue lays the groundwork for the debut of a classic Swamp Thing villain and the beginning of the next phase for this series.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 2, 2012

    This arc may be complete but the overall story is far from being over. There is some closure but there are going to be serious repercussions coming. Now comes the hard part of having to wait another full month for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 3, 2012

    Visually, the issue fires on all pistons. Goddamn but Yanick Paquette is a fucking beast. His work on Swamp Thing has been so good, so outside that box that I hope other artists are paying attention. His layouts are imaginative, his pencils perfect, his ability to communicate horror or action or beauty is above reproach. I especially love his eye for detail. While Swamp Thing #9 wasn’t as much fun to read as usual, it was seriously fun to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase May 3, 2012

    While it may be disappointing that the showdown between Swamp Thing and the forces of the Rot is not quite as epic as it may have been, Snyder and his artistic teams have crafted a very enjoyable episode for the title in issue #9. The new status quo for the book going forward is quite interesting both for further exploration of Alec Holland's personal life and for the depth and complexity underpinning the Rot. Some may feel that this book straddles two better stories rather than serving as a watershed moment for each; however, most would agree that it's well worth any reader's money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 3, 2012

    It's a fairly quick read, as the story is essentially resist-blast-repeat (with a weird victory involving spiking someone's peaches?), but despite that simplicity, Swamp Thing continues to be one of DC's best-looking books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 5, 2012

    Just as fascinating now as when it first came out, but Snyder's slow and steady style, along with the narrow focus of the story, makes you feel a bit starved for more substance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 7, 2012

    Thanks to the talent on both "Swamp Thing" and "Animal Man" I find myself not only enjoying these books immensely, but also actually looking forward to their crossover -- which is no small feat! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 6, 2012

    Swamp Thing looked to take a dive this issue, only to rise up even stronger. This is true of both the character and the series as a whole, with issue 9 being another superb instalment of the series. When we look back on Snyder's run in the years to come, it will stand up there with Alan Moore's critically acclaimed run as one of the best uses of the character. Read Full Review

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