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Legend of the Swamp Thing: Halloween Spectacular #1

Writer: Vita Ayala, Cullen Bunn, Phillip K. Johnson, Tom King, Julian Lytle, James Tynion IV, Ram V Artist: Mike Perkins, Emma Rios, Dominike "Domo" Stanton, John Timms, Christian Ward Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

It's Halloween, and DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching-hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales-all of which are best read by the light of a jack-o'-lantern!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 6, 2020

    Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular #1 is not only a fitting issue for the Halloween season, but a literate and beautiful example of the variety that comics can provide. Take a step into the swamp and let yourself be scared and enthralled by the stories here…you'll be glad you did! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 7, 2020

    Cover to cover, this issue is as good as it gets, making it not only an amazing Halloween selection but a truly great comic overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 6, 2020

    There isn't a weak story in this volume and a few instant classics, which makes this one-shot another must-buy from DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Oct 6, 2020

    Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular offers up a surprisingly great, weighty set of tales rooted in sorrow and hope. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Oct 8, 2020

    LEGEND OF THE SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1 is a satisfying collection of short stories that tell tragic tales with an alternate version of Swamp Thing throughout history. There are more hits than misses with each story, and it's a melancholy collection that will put you in just the right mood for the holiday. Happy Halloween! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Oct 15, 2020

    This is a well-made compilation of Swamp Thing tales. The characters are mostly well-written and easy to understand despite the brevity of each story. The art from each creator looks fantastic throughout the book and the lettering is solid. The stories themselves are good too, although some of them could've done with a few more pages. They each get their point across to the reader well though so I can't complain. Not a scary book like the title would imply but one that's definitely worth having. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 18, 2020

    Although I love that DC is doubling down on the scares this Halloween, this Swamp Thing special falls a little short. The thing is, the stories are fine and the artwork is incredible. It's just that it's missing that tie to the DC Universe. What's great about stories like these is that you know they're set in the same world as an Amazon princess fighting for justice and a caped alien hero leaping buildings in a single bound, yet there are still these dark terrors lurking in the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 7, 2020

    Overall, it looks like nobody had any idea what to do with this character anymore. It definitely shows here as this is a lackluster special that could have been great. Read Full Review

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