Swamp Thing #22

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Kano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The mysterious Seeder has given a desperate town in Scotland an astonishing gift: a tree that bears whiskey like fruit! Its a disturbance in the natural order that draws the Swamp Things attentiontrouble is, its caught the eye of John Constantine as well!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 4, 2013

    This is, hands down, the best written comic on the stands today for that reason among many others. You'll be kicking yourself if you wait too long to get on the bandwagon. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 3, 2013

    This issue features John Constantine, a character who appears in every one of DC's Dark books whether you like it or not. I wasn't keen on having him guest star in Swamp Thing, but Soule has such a knack for writing true to character that I pretty much loved him by the end. This definitely isn't as humorous as Soule's previous issues of Swamp Thing, but when the horror is this good, it's best to just enjoy the thrill ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 6, 2013

    There's a lot of talk in the issue, but nearly all of it is useful and engaging, well-punctuated with bursts of activity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jul 6, 2013

    Swamp Thing #22 is a sickening, frightening, and blast of a ride. Pick it up, if you're looking for a good horror comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 8, 2013

    This is another brilliant issue of Soule's Swamp Thing, which shows no sign of slowing down, building momentum with each successful issue. There are answers, questions, and a rock-solid, completely crazy story that has a whiplash plot twist halfway through, with art that supports Soule's writing every step of the way. Bravo yet again. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 4, 2013

    Swamp Thing #21 is an engaging small-scale tale, perfect for longtime readers seeking a more calm and personal Alec Holland story, as well as new readers, who want a taste of the obscurity that Holland faces. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 3, 2013

    There's some serious business going on yet this was a fun issue. I'm still recovering from the end of the previous run and the results that caused Alec Holland to be a little less cheerful. With the pursuit of Seeder, the Whisky Tree and appearance by Constantine, Charles Soule is shaking things up in a good way. Things are getting interesting and with the way it ends here, there's no telling what might happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jul 6, 2013

    As a team, Soule and Kano are bringing back the classic, edgy feel of horror comics from the 1970s and the dark ages of the 1980s, while also giving a softer side to the Swamp Thing. This is one of DCs more compelling and moralistic books; it makes you think, thats its nature. Swamp Thing #22 does not disappoint in terms of art or literary value. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 3, 2013

    Overall, Swamp Thing #22 was an interesting story, with a shock at the end which leaves me interested. I am a bit concerned that we might have another jump back to Capucine which would not be good. The art worked for me, it wasn't anything mind blowing, and we have another issue of Swamp Thing that left me satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Jul 3, 2013

    Overall, Soule continues to surprise and impress with his rendition of Swamp Thing. Having a more consistent artist is more of a personal preference than a complaint"a complaint shared on Snyder's run as well"and it's nothing that should hold this book back or stop anybody from reading the book. This is one to watch. DC has a keeper with Charles Soule, no question. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 5, 2013

    Soule and Kano give readers a solid story in "Swamp Thing" #22, but it could use a bit more depth and polish. The story is raw, but there is no doubting that Soule is continuing to develop the world around Swamp Thing and the parameters of the Green. Seeder is a competent foe for a being with near limitless power and reuniting Swamp Thing with the foil of Constantine just makes the series feel fuller. Read Full Review

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