Swamp Thing #5

Writer: Ram V Artist: John McCrea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 26
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Newly armed with the knowledge and powers he gained from the Green and yet lonelier than ever, Levi Kamei is pulled once more into service as the Avatar of the Green is summoned by primal forces to the city of London, where old ideas lie buried, slowly leaching into the reality above. The scars of old wars and the dangers of past ideologies resurface as the Swamp Thing must team up with an old trench-coated acquaintance and his new protégé to save the present from the atrocities of our past.

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

    Since the end of Future State, DC seems to be publishing generally high quality books all around. It's been since Rebirth that it's been this way. The Swamp Thing is not only one of the best, it may very well be the best! It's easy to see with an issue like The Swamp Thing #5. There's just no drop off issue to issue as the series has a deep thoughtfulness that resonates well beyond a comic book story. It's a hallmark of the character and these creators are doing a spectacular job of following in some big footsteps. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 7, 2021

    Many argue that that politics should be kept out of comics, while the rest think that comics are a mirror for political commentary. Ram tapdances along this dangerous line skillfully adding enough myth and magic while giving a clever dig at UK society and it's current right wing tendancies. This is a delight and back to the strength of the first few issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 6, 2021

    John Constantine and Swamp Thing go together like arsenic and old lace, and this is easily one of their most thrilling team-ups in recent history. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 6, 2021

    John McCrea does an excellent job with the art in this issue. There are so many visually stunning moments and the style of the art captures the mood of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jul 6, 2021

    DC Comics'THE SWAMP THINGis an incredible series. At times it channels Alan Moore, other times it channels Grant Morrison. But in all of it, this creative team is producing a brilliant, fresh work. It's a patchwork of what's come before, in some ways. Yet it has just as much new, exciting things as it does homages and callbacks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 6, 2021

    This continues to be one of DC's most unique books, and as we shift to the second half of the story, this issue was a welcome change of pace. But there's enemies back in the United States, and there is a lot of ground to cover in the second half of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 7, 2021

    The Swamp Thing is summoned to London i the latest issue of Ram V's run, and he's not the only supernatural DC character to turn up to a house haunted by a WWII bomb. Guest artist John McCrea is the prefect fit with a style that suits Swampy exceptionally well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 7, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #5 provides an interlude from the series' central narrative and it's one that clarifies the concepts at the center of said narrative with an outstanding guest artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - glimmer0415 Jul 6, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #5 is a fun read that most fans of the character will enjoy. Although I wasn't blown away the way I had been with the previous issues, it's definitely worth the price of admission. New readers can start here as it's the beginning of a new storyline, but be aware it can be a bit confusing if you're not familiar with the supporting cast of Swamp Thing characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 6, 2021

    After five issues, we know nothing about the main character, this issue takes a break from the trajectory and urgency of the main arc for a seemingly trivial errand, and the execution of "the how" and "the why" makes little sense. Read Full Review

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