Swamp Thing #2

Writer: Len Wein Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A zombie is on the loose on the campus of Louisiana's Crowley College! Swamp Thing must search out an old friend if he hopes to save the small college town from the resurrected student roaming the forest. But if he thinks that zombies are the biggest problem on his horizon, Alec Holland might need to think again.

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Feb 4, 2016

    I really do like how this feels like a Vertigo book that is somehow taking place within the DC Universe proper. It merges the horror and superhero genres rather nicely and should please old and new fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 8, 2016

    I've used the term "old-school" a few times in this review and the more I think about it, the better I feel it describes Swamp Thing #2. Len Wein, Kelley Jones and Michelle Madsen stripped away all the superhero trappings that made the previous title so engaging and have returned the series to a dark and disturbing place. Modern horror comic books often resort to disturbing ultra-violence or nihilistic gags that keep the audience gasping, but not Swamp Thing #2. No, Team Swamp Thing is determined to make your skin crawl without the modern tools of horror. For Wein, Jones, and Madsen, the old school is the best school, and Swamp Thing #2 is their stylishly weird proof. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 3, 2016

    The Swamp Thing's un-Swampy dialogue from last issuedoes not appear in this one, and so there was little to pull me out of therich, spooky world created by Len Wein and Kelley Jones. There's a little twistto the story at hand, and then it gets put to bed in two issues. And I lovethis comic for it. There's obviously a larger connecting story for this wholeminiseries, but just to see a tale concluded in two issues is so unexpected inmainstream comics these days. There are a couple of cameos but Swamp Thing asrendered by Jones steals the show here. That moss-encrusted mockery looks sogross and scary in this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 3, 2016

    The visual impact is ferocious! Swamp Thing is back to being weird and horrific! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Feb 4, 2016

    As the plot moves along, Wein and Jones give us another issue that leaves us wanting more. The art looks great, but we're still waiting for more from SWAMP THING as a character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 3, 2016

    Overall then, while Swamp Thing fans will no doubt find plenty to like here, there's no denying that – to this point, at least – the story itself isn't quite delivering like it should.  The final panel offers hope that things are fixing to become a hell of a lot more exciting as the series moves forwards, as well as asking all kinds of interesting questions that only Wein and Jones know the answers to.  As a diehard Swamp Thing fan I'm thrilled just to have a title featuring my favourite character on the shelves right now, but as a comic book reviewer, it's paining me ever so slightly that this book isn't managing to set the world on fire like I know it could.  I'm definitely hopeful for the remaining four issues though, and if nothing else, it's looking more and more likely that this may end up being one of the most visually impressive Swamp Thing runs of all time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 8, 2016

    Swamp Thing is back and has been great so far. If there is anyone who knows how to get the character back to his horror roots, its Len Wein. The art is creepy and effective, but does have some spots where things are too big. Overall, this is a book that should satisfy anyone who reads it. Read Full Review

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