Written by Scott Snyder, Art & Cover by Yanick Paquette
Solicitation Info (from Previews): One of the world’s most iconic characters has returned to the heart of the DC Universe, and every step he takes will shake the foundations of the Earth! Alec Holland has his life back…but the Green has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!
Bias: Never much cared for Swamp Thing, though that’s as a concept, not from having read his previous titles. Still, I read Detective Comics and American Vampire and really did like both (though both concepts were not what I would generally enjoy), so with Scott Snyder writing it, I’d say there’s a good chance I’ll be picking this one up regularly. (I didn’t like Severed or Batman: Gates of Gotham, however, but those were both co-written, so maybe Mr. Snyder isn’t as good with a collaborator? Dunno. We’ll see.)
What I liked: It was a solid story, setting up a lot of supernatural intrigue. The bad guy was creepy, and fitting, if I understand the concept correctly (see comments for more on that).
What I disliked: There was too much introduction and set-up. As of right now, I’m thinking I want to read this title, but maybe trade paperback is the better way to go – that it would read better in bigger chunks.
Verdict: I’ll definitely collect this. I’m giving it one more issue to see if I need to collect each issue, but if not, I’m still going to collect the trade paperbacks.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.