Swamp Thing #4

Writer: Ram V Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 35
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Still trapped within the Green, Levi and Jennifer have encountered its denizens, both friendly and vile. But something is terribly wrong within the Green itself, and its origins may be closer to home than Levi thinks. As Swamp Thing, he must now use lessons learned to embrace his power and bring peace. But is he already too late? Have the seeds of discontent already been planted for the contagion to enter our world?

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Jun 2, 2021

    I really can’t say enough good things about Swamp Thing. This is one of three great books coming out from DC right now. I absolutely love this new Swamp Thing run. If DC knows what’s best for them, they need to make Swamp Thing by Ram V and two Mikes as an ongoing. A ten issue run is going to be amazing and I’ll take it, but I’m already wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 1, 2021

    The Swamp Thing#4 is a glorious journey through the Green. The pacing is incredible as it allow Ram V to go wide and deep as Levi beings to learn what it means to be the Swamp Thing, but also what it means to be human. The art by Mike Perkins and Mike Spicer is simply gorgeous and evocative of many emotions. As times the colors seem to weave their own magical message as they are there for a purpose other than keeping this form being a black and white comic. Don't make a mistake and pass up this series. The character has a legendary pedigree of creators-Wein, Wrightson, Moore et al..- and the current team is producing work at that same level. Remaining character focused, The Swamp Thing is one of the best books out there, and probably DC's very best. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jun 7, 2021

    Ram V and Mike Perkins deliver another faultless issue. This issue blooms with an intelligent and entertaining script that is wonderfully captured on the page by Mike Perkins and Mike Spicer. We walk carefully through the Green in an almost dream-like state. But, where there are dreams, there is always the fear of nightmares too. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jun 1, 2021

    THE SWAMP THING #4is beautiful and a fantastic mix of homage and innovation. This creative team is creating a series that feels quiet and gentle. Just like the Swamp Thing himself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - glimmer0415 Jun 2, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #4 is an all-around great comic book. The story, artwork, and coloring are all top-notch. If you've been reading this series, don't hesitate to pick up this issue. You will not be disappointed. If you are a new reader, don't just pick up this installment " go get all FOUR! This has been a fun ride thus far, and I can't wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 1, 2021

    Ultimately, this issue leaves both protagonists with more questions than they started, and leaves the reader anxious to see how this disturbing tale will unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jun 1, 2021

    Ram V and Mike Perkins have delivered another absolute winner of an issue, embracing the past and the future of the Swamp Thing mythos. Newcomers and longtime Swampy readers will be surprised to see where this one goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 1, 2021

    Perkins does a great job with the art in the issue. There are great details in every scene and the art does a brilliant job of creating the look of the green. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 1, 2021

    The last four issues in The Swamp Thing have been a masterclass in scripting, colouring and artwork. Narration is short allowing the images to weave the intricate story. By other writers, they would have tried to squeeze what Ram has done in four issues into one complex confusing story. The issue was going great up until the last panel with the wider introduction of DC's big movie this year, it doesn't feel on point for the current story but let's see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 2, 2021

    While the plotting here is focused on definitions and introductions, Mike Perkins depictions of The Green and this growing cast of characters elevates the comic above its slowing pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 1, 2021

    Swamp Thing #4 answers more questions than it asks, and it delivers an interesting explanation of the Green and the Contagion that infects it. The art is solid, and the overall writing (in isolation) is excellent, but it's hard to invest in a story when you don't know or care about the main character who's acting little more than a swap out for Alec Holland. Read Full Review

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