Swamp Thing #38

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Machine Queen part 4! Its all-out action as Swamp Thing launches acounterattack against the Machine Army! Plus, Anton Arcane brings back the Un-Men in the most gruesome way possible!

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 13, 2015

    Javi Pina is the artist here with June Chung on colours, Travis Lanham on the letters and Jesus Saiz on the cover. A different art team this time, but one that is still pretty damn consistent with the output of the previous one. Lots of action here so the team has its work cut out, and the different locations we visit each have their own charm and place in the grand scheme of things. I particularly liked how the team presented the fight between the titular hero and the character on the cover there, in an action-match that really shows Swamp Thing's many weaknesses. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 13, 2015

    It's issues like this that shock me that Swamp Thing is actually coming to an end soon.  This was a great issue that just amps up all the action and suspense that we've already come accustomed to in this story arc.  If your not reading Swamp Thing then shame on you because you're missing out on an epic story of nature vs.............mechanical nurture?............Maybe not that but you're still missing out.  If the story weren't enough for you to spend the cover price then the art should persuade you because it's definitely worth the price alone.  Check it out.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 7, 2015

    Swamp Thing faces a truly epic battle against his new foe that fans of the hero absolutely should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 7, 2015

    Swamp Thing #38 is the point where you see just how Alec could have found himself in the situation he was in at the end of this story. It's never that easy for him and no one should ever go into this expecting any less than the Avatars pulling no punches against each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Jan 8, 2015

    Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz deliver a fun, fast-pacedcomic inSwamp Thing#38. While a quick read, the issue's great villain-work and quality art make it a blast and a welcome change of speed from previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 12, 2015

    It's sad to see "Swamp Thing" coming to a close with "Convergence" in the spring, but Soule's making sure that the book ends with a bang. I look forward to the remaining issues still to come even as I enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jan 8, 2015

    Minus a few pacing problems (one caused by a bizarrely placed ad right at the end of the comic), Swamp Thing is heading towards its send-off in grand fashion. Clearly, Charles Soule and Jesús Saíz are having a lot of fun making this story as crazy as possible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jan 11, 2015

    The Machine Queen's attack rages on, and even with the help of his allies like Capucine (who is still present despite being dead, which is a nice touch) and Abby Arcane (who gets the raw deal this issue as Alec falls hook, line and sinker for the Machine Queen's plot), it looks like the worst is yet to come for the Swamp Thing. Despite some lacklustre artwork, this issue ups the pace on last issue and builds momentum for the upcoming series finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Jan 8, 2015

    Swamp Thing #38 attempts to be confident behind a veil of shortcomings. There is a solid story buried beneath the intricacies, but it takes a bit of effort to unearth it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 12, 2015

    Ultimately, it feels like there's one too many avatars in the Swamp Thing ecosystem, and the entire title is starting to suffer as a result. We've seen this before with Green Lantern - a deeper mythology can supercharge sales - but I would also argue that with its quintet of viable lead characters, there's a bit more humanity to connect readers to the Lantern Corps. Alec Holland, however, is as alien as any Green Lantern at this point, with powers that serve only to distance him from friends and readers alike. With Soule already on his way out, even this new attention to world-building makes it feel like Swamp Thing's salad days are already behind him. Read Full Review

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