Swamp Thing #34

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Wolf and The Lady concludes with a knife in Swamp Things back literally! If the former Avatars of the Green find a new source of power, its bad news for everyone but most of all for Swamp Thing!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Aug 6, 2014

    Swamp Thing #34 is a great closing issue to this long running arc, really hitting the audience hard with some intense and powerful moments while also featuring some riveting action scenes as well. The writing is strong, the heroes and villains are wonderful, and artwork is gorgeous — but then again, that is standard when it comes to this book. I look forward to where the next arc takes us and what the upcoming one-shot for Futures End has in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 2, 2014

    Unlike a lot of other books, Swamp Thing manages to finish its ongoing arc in time for September, so we won't feel like the storyline has been interrupted. Granted, there's a lot of aftermath to deal with, but at least we're not midway through an arc and going on a detour to Futures End. Swamp Thing's Futures End issue is one that I'm anticipating the most of the month, so here's hoping it impresses as much as the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 8, 2014

    Essentially, this allows us to get two great action sequences in this issue. One is simply a page, showing Capucince completely beating down Lady Weeds, which is awesome. The other is an extended battle between Swamp Thing and The Wolf, who is now some sort of flesh monster, going at each other in a burning hospital. This is, again, a great action sequence. In fact, one of these may have been my favorite of the week, if it weren't for the impressive Richard Dragon versus Green Arrow and Diggle in Green Arrow #34. We almost get a third action sequence, but this is where my complaint aboutthe abrupt ending comes into play. The Wolf and Lady Weeds have come close to reaching a checkmate, and it's a suspenseful couple of pages, at least until one of the characters does something that makes no sense. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 7, 2014

    Javier Pina isn't the strongest of Soule's usual collaborators (that honors goes to Jesus Saiz), but he still delivers excellent work in this issue. Pina's figures are clean, refined, and brimming with emotion in an emotional showdown. The storytelling suffers a bit during a brief clash between Swamp Thing and the Wolf in a hospital - this sequence doesn't have quite the scale or energy I was hoping for - but luckily that's only a relatively minor element of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 6, 2014

    Swamp Thing #34 concludes "The Wolf and The Lady", and while the outcome was obvious, everything in between was just awesome. This isn't the kind of story where the end is expected to be happy, surely not everyone will live in this constant fight for the Green either. You put this down and wonder what comes next in the life of Doctor Holland as the Swamp Thing because things will probably only get worse before they get any better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gil Smith Aug 7, 2014

    Probably my favorite Charles Soule issue of Swamp Thing yet, #34 nails the formula for a perfect issue of this series: ugly monsters, a badass fight scene, and a Buddhisty philosophical conceit that your stoner roommate would love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Aug 9, 2014

    Swamp Thing #34 is an exhilarating read. The pacing may come as a shock to readers expecting the slower narrative that the series has developed over recent months, but the issue is very entertaining. Despite the strength in Soule's dialogue and Pina's artwork, the ending pulls the book down from what could've been one of the best Swamp Thing titles to date. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 11, 2014

    I have grown tired of the Wolf and Lady Weeds so it was nice to see Soule wrap things up this month.  It's an added bonus that he did it in a satisfying way.  In the end, the bad guys get their just deserts and Swamp Thing is back in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Aug 7, 2014

    Unfotunately, Jesus Saiz's artwork and Capucine don't entirely save this issue from it's blunders. Still, I'm hesitantly optimistic to see where this series goes next. Read Full Review

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