Swamp Thing #1
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Swamp Thing #1

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Enrique Breccia Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 3, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2
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The original Swamp Thing is back…and nothing will ever be the same. Andy Diggle and Enriqué Breccia join forces to bring new life to the swamp, as its defender is reintroduced to VERTIGO in an all-new ongoing series. Stripped of Alec Holland's human conscience, the Swamp Thing seeks to restore balance to the natural world by destroying his own daughter, Tefé, herself a powerful Elemental, and his loving wife, Abby. Can HELLBLAZER’s John Constantine prevent humanity from getting caught in the crossfire?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 20, 2004

    Hmm, I did say the dread name Arcane above. Not sure if the adherence to continuity is going to lead to a revival of that damned nemesis, but theres plenty more Diggle can throw into the mix from all over DC continuity if he wants. Breccia seems the perfect partner for a newly horrific journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Iain Burnside Mar 8, 2004

    The origins of the Swamp Thing itself were touched upon briefly, and they certainly piqued my interest. An interesting look at the conflict between man and nature from a unique perspective. There certainly seems to be the potential for some great stories here, and I am sure the split between Holland and Swampy will be enough to get the long-term readers to stick around. It adds an interesting spiritual element to the story to go with the familial and romantic aspects supplied by the daughter and the wife. What particularly impresses is the way Diggle takes every single person in this book and crafts them superbly. Even people like the motel owner, with barely three lines of dialogue, are made individual and developed. Just like The Losers, this is going to be another hit title for Diggle. In fact, it is a damn good book, even if it does sound like I am complaining! The bottom line is that if Vertigo wanted to gain a new reader for their new title then, in my case, they have failed. If Read Full Review

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