Swamp Thing #2

Writer: Ram V Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 38
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The trials of Levi Kamei, the new avatar of the Green, grow darker as the Pale Wanderer’s bloody spree leaves a trail of death across the Sonoran Desert. While his “lessons” begin to show Levi the true nature of what he is becoming, it is Jennifer Reece who’ll show Levi that he must contend with his past and his trauma in order to stop the murderous wraith. Will Levi Kamei grasp his newfound place in this world as the Swamp Thing? Or will his fears consume him before the new avatar can even take root? Find out as this eternal conflict of life and death comes to a head!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 6, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #2 is a beautiful, atmospheric horror comic that builds on the already strong first issue. The writing of the story and dialogue feels so different from anything else thats available that it makes this series stand out on its own. The small cast allows each character, whether they be vulnerable humans or vicious predators of legend, to capture the attention. The art and colors are gorgeous, stylized whilst also helping to tell the story by themselves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 6, 2021

    Make no doubt about it, The Swamp Thing #2 is proof that this is one of DC's best books in the "Infinite Frontier" era. The creative team is doing it the old fashioned way, they aren't trying to re-invent or destroy the wheel- they are letting character drive the story, pepper in a couple solid mysteries and wrap it up in magnificent art and colors. You won't be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 6, 2021

    Perkins delivers some great art throughout the issue. Each page is filled with dark and eye-catching details. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Apr 6, 2021

    As this review comes to a close, to sum up, I really love this book and can’t wait to see where it goes. It is currently supposed to be 10 issues and that is certainly a great way to see if this book will sell. Ram V and Perkins will tell a phenomenal story in those 10 issues. Pick it up now. You won’t regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 6, 2021

    'The Swamp Thing' #2 gives longtime fans of the character some exciting moments to dissect, and further cements this new elemental as an important part of the wider DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 6, 2021

    This is a slow-burn story with some fantastic visuals, but even after two issues I'm still not sure exactly what's going on here. That's not a complaint per se"it's a fascinating journey"but at the same time, I think the very Vertigo-esque tone of this series might take some people by surprise. It's an interesting experiment that I think will pay off over its twelve-issue run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Apr 12, 2021

    Levi Kamei – the newest champion of the Green – seems to be slowly coming to terms with his surreal nightmares, with Ram V and Mike Perkins delivering another macabrely beautiful issue of ‘The Swamp Thing'. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 6, 2021

    Swamp Thing isn't a fast moving title, but Ram V sets up some intriguing elements for future stories that certainly has me interested in where these next issues will go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 7, 2021

    While the core conceits of The Swamp Thing are still developing, it's already apparent that this series possesses ambition not seen with the character for nearly 30 years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Apr 6, 2021

    DC Comics'THE SWAMP THINGis doing a lot right. But it's stepping on its own toes in some ways. Its strengths lie in that it doesn't try and be aSWAMP THING that everyone is familiar with. This isn't Alec Holland, it's Levi Kamei. But the creative team backtracks a little on that. They go in a new direction while also using narrative choices from past runs, choices that don't quite jive with their story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 6, 2021

    Swamp Thing #2 is a step up from issue #1 with more story and less self-important fluff. The art is severe in its use of dramatic shadow and mood coloring, which works well for the subject matter. The story, despite the gaping pothole, feels like it's growing (*ahem*) into something. There's enough here to warrant sticking around for another issue. Read Full Review

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