Swamp Thing #9

Writer: Ram V Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 31
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

With the secrets of his past revealed, Levi returns home despairing in the knowledge that his brother Jacob, now the villain Hedera, is the cause of the contagion within the green. But the brothers opposed are only a symptom of a greater rift within the Green itself. Does the world care for its human denizens or are they an infection to be purged?

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Nov 3, 2021

    This is it, only 30 days to the conclusion to this modern reinvention of the Swamp Thing mythos. The creative team have created a series that will be debated and torn apart over the coming years to explore the layers they have added to the character and its tortured human host. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Nov 3, 2021

    The villainous Harper Pilgrim megalomaniacal monologuing in ‘The Swamp Thing' #9 only helps serve to build tension as Levi Kamei seeks out the kidnapped Jennifer Reece in New York. An issue that digs up a good deal of themes from previous instalments and connects the deadly dots. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 2, 2021

    Perkins continues to deliver breathtaking scope and scale to the art in this issue. There are beautiful visual moments throughout and the art perfectly captures the tension and emotion of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 2, 2021

    This feels like a passion project for the creative team, with gorgeous visuals and so much to say about India, colonialism, and the state of the environment. If you haven't been following it, catch up and jump in on season two when it launches. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 3, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #9 feels like an issue that is deigned to remind that reader that this series is something special. It has that same feeling of innovation that Steranko's work did. Perhaps it's not as earthshattering and new as Steranko's stuff, but there's no doubt that this is a high point in comic book storytelling. Swamp Thing has always seemed to attract the best creators, so it's no surprise that this series evokes great stories of the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 3, 2021

    The Swamp Thing's newest (yet oldest) enemy is revealed in a climactic issue that sets the stage for one hell of a finale. The wait for issue #10 is going to be excruciating. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Nov 2, 2021

    DC Comics' THE SWAMP THINGcontinues to be bafflingly beautiful. V, Perkins, Spicer, and Bidikar have delivered a series that's both complex and fun at the same time. This issue sets us up for a grand finale. Hopefully, that's not the last we see if these characters. There still seems to be plenty of story to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 2, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #9 is the issue this series needed from the get-go. Readers get to know more about Levi as a character through his actions in this issue than we have through the first 8 issues. The central conflict is clear, the character motivations are apparent, and the art excels in giving these Green-based characters a battle for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Nov 9, 2021

    The Swamp Thing #9 is the penultimate issue to this Swamp Thing series, and it's only the beginning of the final battle. The comic gets all the major pieces together for this issue and explain a few things as well. It establishes the main villains, clear stakes, and sets up the big clash between Levi as Swamp Thing and his brother Jacob, aka Hedera. However, readers will have to wait for the tenth issue to get the final showdown between the two brothers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 3, 2021

    As a single chapter, this reads like the demands of the superhero genre override all of the potent ideas and atmospheric artwork within. Hopefully that's something addressed next month, but here it only leaves an aftertaste of disappointment. Read Full Review

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