Swamp Thing #25

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jess Saz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

The evolution of Swamp Thing that began in SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2 is complete! But is it enough to defeat Seeder, who is so much more than he seems? Plus: A twist ending that will reshape Swamp Things world!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Nov 9, 2013

    READ THIS SERIES! You only have to go back to the issues featuring Constantine to jump on and it will be worth every penny. I love a ton of things that I'm reading, Batman is something very near and dear to my heart, but Swamp Thing is probably my favorite comic being put out, and this issue is my favorite of the run so far. This issue is jam packed with action and the payoff Soule has been building up to and left a HUGE cliffhanger at the end! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Nov 8, 2013

    Swamp Thing #25 is unbelievable from start to finish. With the combination of breathtaking combat sequences and incredibly mastered artistry, Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz deliver one of the best issues of Swamp Thing since the birth of the New 52. It is truly a spectacle to see how strong this creative team has become and how they continue to develop well-made content every month. If youve never read Swamp Thing before, now is the time to dive in. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 10, 2013

    Swamp Thing #25 is great.  Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz wrap up the Seeder arc with style.  The end sets up an interesting future for The Green that I can't wait to read.  Please read this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 7, 2013

    I don't know what else to say except that this is a comic that any comic fan, horror fan, or botanical enthusiast would absolutely love. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Nov 7, 2013

    Really, there wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. That's not to say its perfect, or a masterpiece, in any ways. It looks great, its a lot of fun, and it has this great mystical element to it and it made this issue the best of the series to date. Both Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz are nailed these characters, providing moments that go up and down the emotional spectrum. This issue was just a blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 12, 2013

    If you ask me, Swamp Thing hasn't been this consistently good since its early issues with Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette. For those turned away by Rotworld's endless horror, now's a good time to return to the fold. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Nov 6, 2013

    Overall, this was a fitting “end” to the Alec vs Seeder story. Hopefully Swamp Thing will focus on the Seeder for a couple of issues before bringing the return of Alec. It would be nice to see how seeder does things and messes up and how Alec must comeback and defeat him and fix the mess he brought on the Green. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 6, 2013

    Swamp Thing #25 may not have much in terms of story and there may not be much to say about it, but it is surely a great book overall. A great fight and beautiful artwork are more than enough to justify this issue as a must buy. Check it out and prepare to have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Rorshach1004 Nov 7, 2013

    If you were thinking about checking out Charles Soule's take on Swamp Thing then this is the perfect time to do so. Big things are happening in the world of Swampy, and the book is now firmly established as one of the most consistently enjoyable comics available today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 6, 2013

    Im still enjoying Soules take on the character very much and I still very much recommend this issue if, for no other reason, than I feel like it has a very novel take on the characters powerset and some absolutely incredible visuals to back it up. The problem I list above is definitely one of long-term that could be solved gradually issue-to-issue, making this easily recommendable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Nov 11, 2013

    "Swamp Thing #25" is worth reading despite the questions I have above. It is also a good jumping off point for those interested in reading. Alec Holland has maintained his role as Avatar as embodied in the Swamp Thing for a long time. Of course in the New 52, not-so-long-a-time. He stands to lose this. Much like the Mono-Myth described by Joseph Campbell in "Hero with a Thousand Faces," Charles Soule has taken his character on a hero's journey. He's answered the Call to Adventure. He has had Helpers. He's crossed the Threshold. Now is the Test. Will Holland overcome it? We'll see in the next issue. I give "Swamp Thing #25" a four out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 11, 2013

    "Swamp Thing" #25 is more superhero fisticuffs than anything else, but Soule and Saiz elevate the story to be so much more, giving readers plenty to absorb. In addition to the battle, the creative team layers in history and humanity, making this issue a complete comic book rife with actions and consequences growing from those actions. Swamp Thing is a solidly entertaining comic book with Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz mixing action, adventure, mysticism, humor and intrigue into a consistently enjoyable title. "Swamp Thing" #25 is a solid continuation of what Soule has brought to this title since joining it, but it also provides a welcome entry point for new readers to sample one of the best titles currently in DC's publishing roster. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Nov 17, 2013

    This issue lacks the pizzazz that the last few issues have had, but it is still hugely enjoyable and great fun. If you like your fight scenes visceral and full of clever uses of the participants' powers, plus a conclusion that has a huge amount of potential moving forward, then this issue is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 11, 2013

    While the story of Swamp Thing continues to stagger, the art excels. Jesus Diaz, while not Yanick Paquette, is seriously talented. He excels at creating this natural world. His details work is exceptional, and his pencils really capture an organic feel to the whole Swamp Thing Universe. It’s not easy to differentiate characters who all look the same, so kudos to Diaz for that. Visually, Swamp Thing #25 is much more exhilarating than the story. Read Full Review

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