And Then I Read: SWAMP THING 40

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The final issue of SWAMP THING, at least for now, is a little sad for me, as I’ve been enjoying writer Charles Soule and artist Jesus Saiz’ run on the book a great deal. Having to wrap up a complicated storyline, this one feels a bit rushed, and it’s overlaid with a meta-fictional narration pointing out repeatedly that it’s just a story. While an interesting idea (especially when Swamp Thing finds himself literally a book), that distances the reader from events, making them seem less important, and thereby weakening the finale, in my opinion. I still enjoyed it, but not as much as I might have. Oh, and that great wide-screen cover made me think perhaps the entire issue was going to go that way. It doesn’t. Too bad. Have to give the entire series a big thumbs up, though, it’s been a great ride with lots of fresh ideas and excellent characters.

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