If you’re reading SWAMP THING to see him battle giant monsters, here it is. If you’re looking for character development with Abby, that’s here too. I lean heavily toward the latter. As I’m not reading ANIMAL MAN, I’m getting only half the crossover, so I’m not giving this storyline much of a chance, but that said, it has some things I like. Then there’s Batman. Swamp Thing and Batman were wonderful together as written by Alan Moore. Unfortunately, since then every other encounter has suffered for me by comparison. The art by Marco Rudy is not as appealing to me in places as past issues, but not bad overall. Mildly recommended.
Paul Levitz is keeping me quite entertained in this title, even though it probably would be enlightened by reading the EARTH TWO book it’s connected to. I don’t feel I need to do that to enjoy it, as the characters and situations here are enough. Yes, I don’t know how this version of Robin got into the story, but it doesn’t matter, Paul makes it work with on-target dialogue and plotting. Huntress and Robin are trying to find the source of digital theft from Wayne Enterprises, and as you can see, meet up with some rough guardians. Power Girl is following another lead in Africa that might have connections to Apokolips. Both stories are well drawn by Kevin Maguire and George Perez, respectively. Recommended.