Posted October 5, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Swamp Thing # 13

Comic book review for Swamp Thing # 13 by Scott Snyder and Yannick Paquette powered by Comicx Hub.

ROTWORLD officially begins and we’re starting to see the Rot’s end game. This issue provides us with a good look at how cool obscure characters like Swamp Thing can be when given to the right writers.

By the way, the whole ROTWORLD story runs simultaneously both on SWAMP THING as well as on ANIMAL MAN with Jeff Lemire. Alec Holland’s story is titled ‘The Green” while Buddy Baker’s is ‘The Red”. This book is filled with all things nasty and fun and at the same time provides a very intriguing premise. It also shows us just how important both Animal Man and Swamp Thing is for the New 52 DCU as they’ve already been gone for a year which causes the Rot to proceed unchecked and unchallenged.

For a guy that dropped Swamp Thing after issue # 2 I’m really finding things interesting. There’s a bunch of good stuff here in the book that is starting to pique my interest like how the Rot has managed to control and take over a team of young metahumans led by Red Robin.

There’s also the subplot of the whole ‘death’ of Abigail Arcane who is an important central character for the book.

As mentioned the good thing about Swamp Thing # 13 (or ROTWORLD: The Green Part 1) is the fact that is still easy to follow and keep check. It’s a good starting point for new readers who want to experience DC’s horror/magic books.

Overall, I was definitely more amused over Rotworld The Green part 1 compared to the finale of AvX (which is weird considering that I’m a self professed Marvel zombie).

VERDICT: 10/10

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Earl Maghirang