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Sets up Volume 2 which is better...
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2019
Much has been said about this Alan Moore run with Swamp Thing. It was definitely ground-breaking in its day. That said, the story doesn't get moving until Volume 2 of these Swamp Thing collections. You will need to read this one to get up to speed on Swamp Thing's new arc and origin, but I found I didn't start getting engaged until the second volume. On another note, just because this was ground-breaking doesn't mean you will like it. There is a lot of "flowery" language for the sake of setting a gothic tone and if you are looking for a good old-fashioned action-packed comic book with lots of action, you may find this over-wrought and plodding. Too, I never became a fan of the art in these books. Sometimes the faces looks like sketches you drew in your high school spiral bound notebook. I would have loved to have seen this written by Alan Moore and drawn by Bernie Wrightson. I guess it sounds like I'm being critical but I do see where the "art" of comic book story-telling was elevated here.