Swamp Thing: New Roots #4

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 13, 2020 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Word has gotten out about the existence of Swamp Thing—and now tourists are swarming the swamp looking for a glimpse of the bigfoot of the bayou. The sudden popularity only accelerates Sunderland Corporation’s plans to destroy him, but Swamp Thing finds help from an unexpected quarter...whether he wants it or not.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 18, 2020

    Taking a detour from his usually talk-heavy storytelling style, Mark Russell delivers his most exciting issue of Swamp Thing: New Roots yet. Watching a hero get pushed to his absolute limits makes for a compelling narrative, and Marco Santucci’s artwork gives every shot, dismemberment and explosion just the right amount of impact. If you haven’t checked out this series before, this is definitely a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 20, 2020

    Though you could call this a bit of a gimmick issue with how its storyline works with its twist, it's one that fits in really well with the whole how reality would work thing to it. Its focus on Swamp Thing for the bulk of it as he deals with evading the military and turning the tables on them is great and getting to see how Sunderland navigates the government as a big businessman is definitely amusing to watch as well. But it also speaks to the bigger picture of these kinds of creatures and beings in the world that I like seeing explored. Russell handles the narration well so it's engaging enough when one might just tune it out and the whole thing lets Santucci just go all out with some great layouts showing a range of action scenes and ways that Swamp would deal with such events. It's a good story with great visuals that delights this long time Swampy fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 22, 2020

    Swamp Thing: New Roots #4 is certainly fun, but it's also essentially rendered meaningless by its own narrative. If you aren't committed to reading every issue in the DC Digital Firsts lineup, this is an issue you can skip. Read Full Review

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