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.