Swamp Thing #31

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Gift of the Sureen reaches its finale as a major new player is revealed to the Swamp Things world! In order to survive the Sureens gift, Alec Holland must become an entirely different being!

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon May 9, 2014

    Pinas finishes over Saizs layouts are a mixed bag. At a distance, the art is serviceable. The story telling is clear and the design for the Avatar of the Grey is so cool. But upon closer inspection, many faces and finer details are haphazardly in an attempt to meet the deadlines. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 8, 2014

    One of the many strengths of Charles Soule's Swamp Thing run is the sense that Soule is blazing new paths and expanding Swamp Thing's world without returning to the same old wells. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras May 12, 2014

    Swamp Thing #31 impresses on multiple fronts this month. A strong attention to detail for both the storytelling and the artwork pulls the series into an elite category. With an upcoming crossover in the works, it is exciting to be a reader of Swamp Thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 9, 2014

    So Swamp Thing #31 is another great issue of an excellent run. Its shaping up to be an amazing series and will have fans greatly looking forward to seeing where things go from here. Jesus Siaz is an awesome artist and has produced some stellar pencils for this book, and with the combination of Charles Soules writing talents Swamp Thing #31 is a book that youll want to have read, especially if you're a fan of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 8, 2014

    Overall another great issue for this week. Writer Charles Soule provides a satisfying ending to a pretty intrigueing arc that I'm sure was unpredictable for most readsers . If you enjoyed Chrales's previous work or even enjoyed Scott Snyder'ss run with Swamp Thing then you will definately want to be reading this series. The writing and art have been consistently great since the begining of the New 52 and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman May 14, 2014

    The Sureen may be defeated for now, but with the introduction of the Grey and a reveal in the last few pages that shows that there's more going on here than we thought, it's clear that this arc will reverberate through this title for a while yet. Nothing Soule has done so far has been for no reason, and I expect the enemies and friends that he makes in this issue are far from finished with Swamp Thing's world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - fdwhite May 8, 2014

    Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz are doing something special here by expanding the already rich Swamp Thing mythology. It’s only a matter of time before this run becomes a classic. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 11, 2014

    Swamp Thing #31 ends the Gift of the Sureen arc, but just feels like a letdown.  While the book expands on the Swamp Thing mythos and looks great, nothing gets resolved.  Maybe it's unfair to say, but i expect more from Charles Soule. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 8, 2014

    There's nothing wrong with Swamp Thing per se, but given the solid talent aboard this comic, you can't help but feel like this series is underperforming a bit Read Full Review

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