Swamp Thing #32

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Swamp Thing versus Aquaman! See the other side of the battle that exploded between these two forces of nature last month in AQUAMAN #31! Is Swamp Thing guilty of the crimes Aquaman is accusing him of?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jun 6, 2014

    So close to being perfect, but the ending slips just the tiniest bit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 4, 2014

    Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz have done it again.  Soule continues telling great stories while expanding on the Green while Saiz draws everything like he was born to do it.  While Aquaman is a bit thick headed, the book ends with a great cliffhanger that readers have been waiting for.  Get ready because the real battle's about to begin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    All of this fits quite naturally into Soule's ongoing plans for the book. Swamp Thing is forced to confront the consequences of his recent actions in destroying the Parliament of Trees, of which this watery foe is but one. Where exactly Soule's saga is heading isn't exactly clear. But if even a seemingly random crossover like this can prove so entertaining, there's no reason not to be excited for what's coming down the pipeline. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jun 6, 2014

    Swamp Thing #32 also illustrates just how screwed Alec Holland is after he destroyed the Parliament. Everyone seems well aware about how bad things are getting, makingAquamans paranoia justified. Even with that doubt in our head, Soule finds a voice for the Avatar that keeps our faith. Hes making mistakes, but we can still root for him. And even if he does ruin the planet, we still got to see him fight Aquaman and his army of Manatees. And thats just awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jun 13, 2014

    I love this series. I've probably not said it quite so bluntly before, but it's true. No matter what gets thrown at Charles Soule, he adapts easily and carries on with the overall story that he is telling without losing any steam. This issue picks up on a crossover from elsewhere and blends it into the ongoing plot without fail, creating an issue that stands alone easily, but will also be enjoyable for those Aquaman readers who've made the adventure across from that other book to see what's going on over here. Hopefully Soule will have done the job well enough that they'll stick around " I know I will be, as I have been for 30+ issues now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Watsonian Jun 5, 2014

    Charles Soule continues to build on the Swamp Thing mythos while telling engaging story after engaging story. And hes done it in a way that has left years of stories to mine from. The basis for this story comes from one decision from several issues back. Furthermore, were given a huge payout from something weve been eagerly anticipating for several issues. The last page will no doubt lead into another epic storyline. Soule is creating a saga that writhes in multiple directions. The end isnt always clear, yet that is part of this books strength every single issue. Each page presents a new development in an always entertaining fashion. Whatever Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz have planned next is bound to be exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 5, 2014

    Soule's characterization of Swamp Thing still feels a little loose and informal, but his take on Aquaman is nice, showing how rigid Arthur is when he has to give cold orders to his Atlantean soldiers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Jun 10, 2014

    This is the New 52, a new Aquaman, a new Swamp Thing, a new universe. I miss the old, from the time before, but I like it here too. I like Aquaman's menace. I like Swamp Thing's ambiguities. I like the way the colors pop on my new high resolution tablet screen: Aquaman in green, yellow and gold; Swamp Thing in green and black, with hints of blue. I miss the old days, but I like it her too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Jun 6, 2014

    Despite its minor hiccups, Swamp Thing #32 is solid and stands amongst some of the most innovative work Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz have done on the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 9, 2014

    Even if you didn't read "Aquaman" #31 (you should -- Jeff Parker and Sean Parsons did a good job there), don't worry. This is a fun book regardless. Once again, I'm already dying to see what happens next. Good job, Soule and Saiz. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Gil Smith Jun 5, 2014

    Gorgeous art and generally strong writing ensure that Swamp Thing remains my favorite of the new era of D.C. titles, but taking issue 32 on its own, it's not one of my favorites. The Monster of the Week formula is still a part of what this character is all about, and this week's monster's defeat was both disappointing and too convoluted for me to care to really wrap my head around. Read Full Review

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