Swamp Thing #1

Writer: Ram V Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 43
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the deadly reality of a ravenous new villain in order to comprehend what he is truly, and horrifyingly, becoming. A new era of global action and horror blossoms here, and Swamp Thing will be at the root of it!

  • 10
    BGCP - Timothy Vega Mar 9, 2021

    Ram V. sets up an intriguing new story that left me greatly anticipating his future issues in this mini-series. The new protagonist is setup to be a unique and likable addition to the Swamp Thing mythos, but with a villain as crazy powerful as this new "pale wanderer", you have to wonder just how this anxious, confused man will even come close to surviving another encounter with the creepy creature. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Mar 1, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #1 introduces a new face behind a familiar name in a great debut issue. American Gothic meets a more globally flavoured horror from Ram V, Mike Perkins and Mike Spicer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 2, 2021

    Like their other work on Swamp Thing, Ram V and Mike Perkins do such a great job of storytelling it doesn't matter if this issue is the story you wanted. The focus on character and making the reader relate to Levi make it easy for the reader to go with it and enjoy this new take on a favorite. It doesn't always work, but the execution in this first issue of The Swamp Thing promise that this will be a great series! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 2, 2021

    In its first issue 'The Swamp Thing' takes its time introducing the series' players and establishing a foreboding tone. The result is a slow burn of a first issue that will get under your skin and stay with you until the second chapter drops. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Mar 2, 2021

    Get ready. DC Comic's THE SWAMP THING #1 is the start of your next heartbreak. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 2, 2021

    Swamp Thing #1 feels like a familiar mystery of dark forces told through a refreshing and immensely welcome new lens. Our new Swamp Thing is here, danger is afoot and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Its not going to be the flashiest or sexiest title, but Swamp Thing shows a ton of potential to be a breakout book in the Infinite Future slate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Mar 2, 2021

    This book is wonderful in every horrific way a Swamp Thing book should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 2, 2021

    Mike Perkins delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The characters look great and the body horror elements in the characters are intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 2, 2021

    This first issue could be seen as rather slow"the main plot really only starts with a few pages to go, and Levi is barely involved"but Ram V and Mike Perkins are expert storytellers who keep you hooked with every page. It might be a while to get there, but I suspect this is a new DC horror classic in the making. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 3, 2021

    Even with uncertainty about what The Swamp Thing is about, its first issue offers a compelling hook. I anticipate returning to this new vision for DC Comics' great environmentalist hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 21, 2021

    More Swamp Thing is always a good thing. Some top notch creators like Alan Moore and Scott Snyder have lent their voices to the character over the years and this new iteration comes out swinging, earning its spot among such a great pedigree. It's bold, new, and absolutely terrifying. You can have your capes and tights, leaping buildings in a single bound. Give me the Green and the body horror that comes with it any day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 2, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #1 is a tremendous horror comic. The story is deeply intriguing, setting up a series in what feels like a very different method to the other comics coming out at the same time. Vs understanding of how to introduce Swamp Thing is ingenious as he isnt actually in the comic very much. But when he is, his presence radiates from the page in a captivating fashion. The atmosphere created by all aspects of the creative team and the art and colours truly immerses the reader within this world. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 2, 2021

    SWAMP THING #1 is a book with great art and imaginative elements but tries so hard to be different and thought-provoking it gets lost in its own confusion. The Alan Moore chase continues. Read Full Review

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