Swamp Thing #4

Swamp Thing #4

Writer: Len Wein Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Alec Holland tries to help a friend learn the ways of the Green, but is he the same person Alec remembers? Could something far more sinister than dark magic be looming?

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 8, 2016

    The next issue can't get here quickly enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 6, 2016

    Ultimately then, while its truly fantastic to see Swamp Thing returning to his old-school horror roots, a few significant niggles are preventing this story from becoming something truly special. Thankfully however, even during those moments where the story or pacing are somewhat lacking, we still have the absolutely stunning artwork of Kelley Jones to feast our eyes upon. And thats not too shabby, as consolation prizes go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 6, 2016

    Swamp Thing continues to be the most disturbing character on comic book stands today due to the fantastic art and emotionally charged storytelling. While characters seem to only react in high highs and low lows, and the story moves too fast, it's still a darkly entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 8, 2016

    By all accounts, theres no way back for Holland. It appears that Cable has stolen his powers and will be allowed to use them for his own gain. As Holland is swallowed up by the earth on the final page, it becomes clear that the horror will continue. Perhaps, Holland will be granted a new lease on his Swamp Thing life by the Parliament of Tress as he descends into the ground. The story continues to entertain and present a twist on the traditional take on the horror of being Swamp Thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 10, 2016

    Some rushed-looking art and a fairly thin plot hold this book back from greatness, but there's plenty of good classic horror scenes and down home gore to make it worth a peek. Nothing much changes from the last issue, except Matt Cable throws a hissy fit over being kicked out of the Police Benevolence Association. I wonder if this comic is actually subtle commentary on the overworked and underpaid state of many municipal police forces? Beware how you treat your cops, lest they become swamp monsters themselves! Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Apr 7, 2016

    As we await the events of next issue, I'm expecting it to be as enjoyable as some of the previous books in this series. Even if this time around there wasa palpable loss of dynamics and energy from the creative team, I'll be waiting for next issue to see how this story is resolved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Apr 8, 2016

    While the effort to bring back an old classic, and really make it feel like an old classic, should be applauded, so much of this series has missed the mark, with issue #4 taking on the brunt of that responsibility. The art, and actual forward mobility, are Swamp Things saving grace, but are not enough to save itself from constantly stepping on its own feet. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    myconius Apr 6, 2016

    after last issue's major cliffhanger i was really uncertain were this series was headed? as you can see from the cover art Alec Holland is no longer the Swamp Thing! they've really presented one heck of a dilemma to be resolved with just 2 issues left, so i'm hoping we don't get a rushed ending! regardless, this issue was well paced and had plenty of fantastic action! another thing this series has is plenty of gore! but it's not just needlessly thrown in just for the sake of shock, it actually serves the story and character motivations really well! if you're a fan of the swamp thing or horror in general i highly recommend this series!

  • 9.0
    Pav Apr 11, 2016

    Despite most people feeling like it is the worst issue of the series so far (at least that I've spoken to), I thought it was the best. The cover definitely oversells a "deadly battle" with Alec Holland, but I really enjoy the idea of Swamp Thing taking on a villainous role with Matt Cable. I'm absolutely unsure of how this turns around for Alec, though.

  • 6.5
    Vancha May 29, 2016

    Pancakes and the most predictable repercussions ever.

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 6, 2016

  • 8.5
    Juanpk26 Apr 6, 2016

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Apr 18, 2016

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 19, 2016

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Jul 9, 2016

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