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Swamp Thing #2 (Calbraith AH Rodgers Spoilers)

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Wow, that was one dense comic, a lot of information was doled out here, and I’m still processing it. Being a relative Swamp Thing neophyte, a lot of it went over my head, but it seems like there’s this big threat coming, and Alec Holland needs to become Swamp Thing in order to defeat it, and the last time he was Swamp Thing was a failure because he actually died. Right? Right. Snyder is walking a difficult tightrope here because the stuff Alan Moore revealed in ‘The Anatomy Lesson’ is basically sacrosanct, but I feel he’s done a good job in keeping what Moore did and also adding to it. I’m certainly intrigued by what kind of Swamp Thing Holland will eventually become, or if he will at all! Even if some readers were a bit flummoxed by this one, it still had fantastic artwork from Yanick Paquette, who really cuts loose here with some exciting and unusual panel layouts. And the ending is an exciting and scary action scene that makes up for the wordiness. A great ending too, Alec was warned to stay away from Abby Arcane, so what’s her agenda?
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:30 pm

Punchy wrote:Wow, that was one dense comic, a lot of information was doled out here, and I’m still processing it. Being a relative Swamp Thing neophyte, a lot of it went over my head, but it seems like there’s this big threat coming, and Alec Holland needs to become Swamp Thing in order to defeat it, and the last time he was Swamp Thing was a failure because he actually died. Right? Right. Snyder is walking a difficult tightrope here because the stuff Alan Moore revealed in ‘The Anatomy Lesson’ is basically sacrosanct, but I feel he’s done a good job in keeping what Moore did and also adding to it. I’m certainly intrigued by what kind of Swamp Thing Holland will eventually become, or if he will at all! Even if some readers were a bit flummoxed by this one, it still had fantastic artwork from Yanick Paquette, who really cuts loose here with some exciting and unusual panel layouts. And the ending is an exciting and scary action scene that makes up for the wordiness. A great ending too, Alec was warned to stay away from Abby Arcane, so what’s her agenda?


No.. there was no last time. Alec Holland was never Swamp Thing. That's the point of the issue. He died before he could become Swamp Thing as he was fated to.

The Swamp Thing we've known up to now was just a creation of The Green.


Anyway, I loved this issue. I loved the developments. I love that Snyder and Lemire seem to be tying their runs together on this and Animal Man.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:34 pm

Holland Oats wrote:
No.. there was no last time. Alec Holland was never Swamp Thing. That's the point of the issue. He died before he could become Swamp Thing as he was fated to.

The Swamp Thing we've known up to now was just a creation of The Green.


Anyway, I loved this issue. I loved the developments. I love that Snyder and Lemire seem to be tying their runs together on this and Animal Man.


Yeah, but he remembers being that Swamp Thing.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:37 pm

Punchy wrote:
Yeah, but he remembers being that Swamp Thing.


Well, that's part of the mystery Snyder is working with, yes.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:46 pm

Abby's a plant-fucker.
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Frag

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Postby Frag » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:59 pm

The Green needs to STFU. Talk about a wordy comic.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:13 pm

I like that.

I'd rather have that than $4 comics that I can finish in two minutes.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:18 pm

Hmm...the set-ups for both Swamp Thing and Animal Man stumbled just a little bit in how information loads were dealt to readers in their respective second issues. Lots of exposition in both, probably it just means Lemire and Snyder are eager to get things going. I liked ST a little better this month than AM.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:22 pm

We should just have one thread to talk about both Swamp Thing and Animal Man.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:23 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:We should just have one thread to talk about both Swamp Thing and Animal Man.


Why? The connections weren't that massive to my mind.
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Frag

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Postby Frag » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:24 pm

Holland Oats wrote:I like that.

I'd rather have that than $4 comics that I can finish in two minutes.


If it's a good story, it doesn't matter how much dialogue is in it.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:27 pm

Punchy wrote:
Why? The connections weren't that massive to my mind.


And just what is massive to your mind?
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:31 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:
And just what is massive to your mind?


I dunno, something a bit more overt than just both mentioning 'The Red'.

Besides, Animal Man is the Review Group book, and we never go off-topic there! :P
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:35 pm

Punchy wrote:
I dunno, something a bit more overt than just both mentioning 'The Red'.

Besides, Animal Man is the Review Group book, and we never go off-topic there! :P


Oh it is?

Jerks.

I'll start a thread about it later then.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:36 pm

The President wrote:
If it's a good story, it doesn't matter how much dialogue is in it.


I like to have my money's worth.

But this is a good story.

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