Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 26
9.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Alec Holland has been summoned back to the land of the living by the decrepit John Constantine himself, which is quite the surprise to the Parliament of Trees. In exchange for a peaceful eternity within the Green, Alec was to stay out of their affairs. With lives at risk, Alec refuses, but his conviction comes at a cost: if Alec dies in this stolen body, defending the last vestiges of humanity…he’s gone for good!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 15, 2023

    Book 2 is equal parts triumphant and disturbing, leading us to hope we won't have to wait another year for the ending while also not looking forward to this saga to come to an end. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 13, 2023

    Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2 returns to the mini-series after a year-long break to offer a chapter rich with dramatic layers, nuanced emotions, complex conflicts, and phenomenal art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 14, 2023

    This is a fantastic comic, one of Black Label's bestand hopefully we'll get the next issue less than fourteen months from now. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 14, 2023

    Mahnke deliver some powerful art on every page of the issue. Not only did I love the peaceful environment Alec lived in, but the contrast to the real world and other locations was visually stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 14, 2023

    For Swamp Thing fans, this is a no-brainer. Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2 should be on your pull list especially considering its basically the only Swamp Thing comic out now and its written by Lemire. The bigger question is whether or not the in-between fan/ indifferent Swamp Thing fan should check it out. And I would say ABSOLUTELY! There is a ton in this issue for almost everyone. The symbolic tragic hero figure. The Horror Comic aficionado. The post-apocalyptic society. And of course the fan interested in taking that first dive into a Swamp Thing Comic. Sure, its a bit heavy for a first Swamp Thing Comic. However, its a spectacular issue for anyone interested in dipping their toe into exactly how the character should be written with outstanding art to justify the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Feb 14, 2023

    Tapping into the weird mythology of its source material and injecting beautiful extremes and cutting-edge eco-anxiety, Green Hell doesn't skip a beat from that long-ago first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 14, 2023

    Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2 morphs from a "last Swamp Thing story to a continuation of The New 52 era of the character. Along with the concepts developed in The New 52 Animal Man, there's some real meat in this issue. Lemire is sure to include classic Swamp Thing themes, but it's just as exciting to see what happens with the Green, the Red and the Rot. With the fate of humanity, Abby and Tefe hanging in the balance, this series is already one of the great Swamp Thing stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Feb 15, 2023

    Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2 brings the next chapter in this Black Label story. We finally get to see Swamp Thing and he takes center stage as the main character in this book as he grapples with the new avatar of the Green and the Parliaments themselves. The writing, dialogue, and pacing are good while the art by Doug Mahnke with David Baron's colors are excellent. Going by the ending, Swamp Thing isn't out of the woods yet and we can look forward to even more surprises in the next chapter. Read Full Review

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