Oh Francesco Francavilla, man have I missed your artwork. The former Black Panther artist steps in for an issue of Swamp Thing and does a fantastic job, the whole book is the usual stylish, well-thought-out product you expect from Francavilla, the colours, the panel choices, everything worked brilliantly to tell a great story. Of course, Scott Snyder is still a big part of this, and he gives Francavilla some truly great and creepy images to work with (the splash of baby Abby and her dead mother stood out in particular), and also uses some nice chronological tricks. It’s not until the very end that you realise the person Anton Arcane has been monologuing to was a sleeping Swamp Thing, and shock upon shock, Swampy has just been killed! Uh-oh. Now of course, Swamp Thing won’t really be dead, he’s only just come back after all, but it was good writing, and it made for a great cliffhanger. But for me, the best thing about this issue was the art, which was just brilliant.