Swamp Thing Annual #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
8.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Tying directly into the current storyline with The Seederwitness the next evolution of Swamp Thing! Alecs going to need to take his powers to another level to take Seeder down...with help from the stranger coaches imaginable! Plus: an appearance from a Swamp Thing you never thought youd see!

  • 10
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Nov 6, 2013

    This annual may have a $4.99 price tag, but I would easily have paid double for it. Soule continues to delve into and further create the mythology of this title, and has truly made the series his own. Alec's journey to battle Seeder continues next week, and thank the Green we only have to wait seven days to find out what happens next. If it's even half as good as this issue, it'll be well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 31, 2013

    Of the new crop of annuals that were just released this week, Swamp Thing Annual #2 is definitely a creepily lyrical must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Nov 1, 2013

    If you haven't been reading this series, you most definitely should be. With DC being dominated by Bat and Justice League titles, Swamp Thing has quietly become the only series in DC that's on par with Snyder's Batman series. (Anyone who knows me knows how big of a Bat-freak I am, I consider that seriously high praise!) Everything about this book is incredible, but don't just take my word for it! Go out and start reading Swamp Thing for yourself! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 30, 2013

    I will admit that I was not sold on the idea of "Swamp Thing vs Seeder battle for the title of the Green Avatar" that was presented last month. However, with this engrossing look into the history of the Green and the different personalities that comprise it, I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 30, 2013

    There are two different artists on this book: Javier Pina and Kano. Kano only does one part at the very end (which looks good), but the rest is done by Pina. The artwork here is great looking all around. The characters are wonderfully detailed, the creativity and design is memorable, the action is stellar, and the colors really make elevate the imagery. While maybe the panel layouts are not as impressive, there is no way I can do this book justice with just mentioning these aspects of the art. 9.5The creativity, history, and new characters are a joy to read and see.The artwork is amazing.Great Halloween readWhen you get straight down to it, there's not much in terms of story progression. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 5, 2013

    This is what an annual should be used for: to build story-worlds in a way that the pressing demands of a typical monthly issue won't allow. It's even better if you have strong creative power behind it, as you do here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 30, 2013

    "Swamp Thing Annual" #2 deserves the slightly higher profile release this month, and I'm glad to see it here. Soule's script here is strong, and this is easily the best art I've seen from Pina in his career. This is a creative team that should get together more often, if something so much fun is the end result. If you've been wondering how "Swamp Thing" has been post-Scott Snyder, this is a great spot to find out for yourself. Take a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Nov 13, 2013

    "Swamp Thing Annual #2" is a bridge. It's more "road less traveled" than "bridge too far;" but it's a bridge nonetheless. It's one that moved me from the bayou cliffhanger of "Swamp Thing #24" to the strange, green world where he'll battle his challenger in "Swamp Thing #25." It's the quiet before a storm filled with "plump, warm summer rain.**" It's a good jumping off point for new readers. I give "Swamp Thing Annual #2" four out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Oct 31, 2013

    Swamp Thing Annual #2 carries its story forward by focusing on the very nature of Swamp Thing. As a result, we are left with a powerful issue that expands on the Green as well as the inner workings of Swamp Thing. The battle will commence in the next issue of Swamp Thing, and armed with new toys, this issues ends with potential for a promising horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 30, 2013

    Overall, Swamp Thing Annual #2 really helped establish the story and really dug into the history of this world. It has some excellent art and the anticipation for these two to fight is really building. It will be interesting to see what Alec will do in order to remain the Swamp Thing. Read Full Review

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