And Then I Read: CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING 1 & 2

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I didn’t find much in the Convergence books that I wanted to read, but there was no way I could pass THIS by! SWAMP THING written by co-creator Len Wein with the crazy phantasmagorical art of Kelley Jones — sold!

Len’s writing is fine, in parts a recap of the Swamp Thing origin, and all the usual Convergence business that’s kind of like the long, tiresome disclaimers in a pharmaceutical ad. Beyond that, Part 1 is rather talky, though with interesting dialogue between Swamp Thing and Abby, but in Part 2 we get to Swampy and the vampire Batman from the Red Rain series of graphic novels, plus lots more vampires. I love Kelley’s art, but talky continuity is not where he shines, he’s best when he can let loose and just go crazy with wild action, intense details and horrific imagery. The second issue has the best of it.

DC, put these guys on a project!

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