Swamp Thing #29

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The three-part "Gift of the Sureen" arrives to usher in major changes to The Green! Alec Holland begins his journey across the globe in search of the truth behind an incredible offer from the mysterious cult known as the Sureen!

  • 9.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 5, 2014

    Jesus Saiz is an invaluable asset to this book. While Soule writes an all-around excellent story, Saiz is able to bring these pages to life as easily as Swamp Thing can, well, you know. His detailed illustrations make you want to sit and stare before moving to the next panel. Add Matthew Wilson's colors rich colors to the mix and you're left with an applaudable amalgam of virtues. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 9, 2014

    Swamp Thing #29 may be the start of a new arc, but that doesn't mean it's a boring setup issue.  Charles Soule does set things up, but him and Jesus Saiz are so good, they make it a must read.  So, go read it now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Mar 6, 2014

    This issue of Swamp Thing offers so much, and sets up what is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable new arc, exploring what happens when Swamp Thing takes too much power into himself, and becomes the sole dictator of the Green. This is the beginning of that exploration, so now is the time to jump on board. Scott Snyder's run on Swamp Thing was excellent, but Charles Soule has done what most thought was impossible, he's taken what was already very good, and made it even better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Mar 8, 2014

    This creative team continues to put out top-notch content and somehow figure out a way to set the bar even higher for the series with every arc. I'm really excited to see where they're going to go with this new cultish story because I think we're in store for something we haven't seen from Swamp Thing in any adaptation yet. The adventures of Alec Holland will continue to remain at the top of my reading pile for the foreseeable future! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Mar 20, 2014

    Swamp Thing has been firing on all cylinders for over 10 issues now, plus a villain's month issue, and an annual, and it shows no sign of stopping. Even with the Seeder conflict over, all it has done is open more doors and more story opportunities for Charles Soule to exploit. And with Jesus Saiz, Matthew Wilson, and Travis Lanham along for the ride, Swamp Thing is one of the best looking, as well as the best written, titles that the New 52 currently has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Mar 7, 2014

    On the whole, though, it's really hard to deny that this is a good issue. Soule is a stellar writer, and so all of the characters are written excellently. As usual, Jesus Saiz brings his A-game as well. Of all the artists on this book, he's probably the best, and he draws everything at a completely different level. Both halves of this creative team are consistently doing some of their best work, and so even in an issue that isn't as good as the rest of the series has been, it still manages to be one of the best comics available, not only from DC, but from any publisher. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Mar 7, 2014

    Swamp Thing #29 doesnt wow me like previous installments, but it holds my attention. Issues like this tend to set up more interesting events, and theres enough here to suggest that there might be something big planned. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Mar 6, 2014

    The slower narrative is not for everyone. After a whirlwind of chaos that surrounded Alec Holland for months on end, it is only natural to take it slow for a little while. Those who got accustomed to the pacing of Swamp Thing may find it difficult to switch over into this new dynamic. That being said, Swamp Thing #29 is planting seeds in the story that will grow to become huge plot points in the oncoming months. Read Full Review

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