And Then I Read: SWAMP THING 28


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If you think of the plot swings of a monthly comic as a pendulum and the center of gravity as the status quo of the book, our interest grows as the pendulum swings away from what we know into unknown territory, even though we expect it will eventually swing back. Writer Charles Soule has been doing a fine job with his story arc, swinging the pendulum wide. Swamp Thing is now the sole avatar of The Green, but in escaping from his green prison, he’s brought a few other former avatars with him, much to their dismay. What to do? Why, dress them up and take them to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, of course. Meanwhile, we learn the back story of the woman warrior Capucine, who I find appealing despite her violent ways. The art by Javier Pina is excellent. I think this is the DC comic I’m most enjoying reading now.

Highly recommended.

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