Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Review: Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol. 2 by A. Moore et al.

The Saga of Swamp Thing Book Two written by Alan Moore and Len Wein with art by Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Shawn McManus, Rick Veitch, et al.

After Swamp Thing finally lays to rest his relationship with Alec Holland (quite literally, in fact), problems keep cropping up. His best friend Abigail is married and her husband has been in a horrible car accident. More horrible still is the effect the accident has had on him. He's like a different person. And he's attracting all sorts of evil people to himself. The effect is so profound even the Justice League notices from their satellite overlooking the United States, though they do nothing about it (echos of Moore's Watchmen which comes later in his career). Again, it's up to Swamp Thing to save the day from bizarre and unnatural horrors.

After a strong start in the last book, Moore has another great story for the first half of this book. He falters a bit with a cutesy environmental message story. The story is thankfully only one issue long (about 30 pages). The end of the book, promising a new threat in an odd way, is intriguing, as is the deepening of Abigail and Swamp Thing's relationship.

More to follow in book three, I am sure!

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