I don't know if I'm totally sold on Swamp Thing's redesigned look this issue. His old look wasn't bad, so it's kind of a case of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Having said that, I don't hate it, so I guess I can get used to it.
As for the events this issue, the big fight was done well enough, with Sethe's talking only through the corrupted forms of his followers giving an appropriately creepy feel to the whole thing. The big event this issue was, of course, the reveal of Abby's new form. As big moments go, it was really good and had the level of impact that you want. It also created a question of whether of not she can be saved at this point. If this was still a Vertigo series, I'd say yes, but this being the NuDCU and the overall changes that editorial seems to be making, I'm not so sure. In a lot of ways that sense adds to the impact, which is a good thing for the quality of this issue in the end.
This will get an 8 out of 10 from me.
Thank you Troy for the sig