Swamp Thing: New Roots #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 22, 2020 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
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The Sunderland Corporation has a new plan to trap and exploit Swamp Thing. With enemies surrounding him, who can Swamp Thing trust?

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 5, 2020

    Swamp Thing: New Roots #1is just a lot of fun. It's dark with just the right twist of horror, but still brings an interesting dilemma to the forefront regarding the pursuit of life against the seemingly never-ending forces of death. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 29, 2020

    There's always an edge of tragedy to events in the world of Swamp Thing and this is no exception. I continue to really miss the days when standalone comics were a thing – and first issues told a single story from which everything else would leap from – so I continue to be excited about getting digital editions of these stories that were otherwise near-impossible for me to get a hold of. Russell and Santnucci put together a perfect classic tale of Swamp Thing and I really don't think there's much else to be said. It's a great introduction to the basics of the character without being a retread of the origin story or anything. Definitely an easy recommendation to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 28, 2020

    Though a touch slight in parts, Swamp Thing: New Roots #1 tills rich soil for the future of DC’s supernaturally focused new digital releases. Freed from the confines of the 100-page annuals, Russell, Santucci, and Kalisz have a chance to kick off the rare modern ongoing for Swamp Thing. If they can only slow down a bit to grow it out properly. Plant puns aside, Swamp Thing: New Roots #1 is a fun showing from DC’s new digital release slate. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw May 22, 2020

    Mark Russell displays his writing chops here in a neatly plotted self-contained story which, despite its short length, manages to be engaging and, at its end, pretty disturbing. Marco Santucci's art is strong and effective. There's a fair amount of entertainment here for a buck. I'd give it a look, if I were you. Read Full Review

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