Advertisement

Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Discuss the latest comic book news and front page articles, read or post your own reviews of comics, and talk about anything comic book related. Threads from the two subforums below will also show up here. News Stand topics can also be read and posted in from The Asylum.

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

mrorangesoda
User avatar
FROGMAN
 
Posts: 8758
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:20 pm
Title: Be the leaf


Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby mrorangesoda » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:33 am

Way to drop the ball editorial. With all of the artists that have worked on Animal Man and Swamp Thing, you couldn't find one of them that was free to draw this last issue. Andrew Belager isn't a bad artist, but his style is so tonally wrong for this it's not even funny. None of his rot people are gross or scary, which is a giant shift of the last 37 issues of these two series. Pretty much ruined the finale for me.
-end complaining-

Advertisement

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11198
Likes: 609 posts
Liked in: 414 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks for telling us what actually happened in this issue :lol:
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

mrorangesoda
User avatar
FROGMAN
 
Posts: 8758
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:20 pm
Title: Be the leaf


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby mrorangesoda » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:55 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:Thanks for telling us what actually happened in this issue :lol:


[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
Rosebud is the sled

Herald
User avatar
Fagorstorm
 
Posts: 13010
Likes: 267 posts
Liked in: 357 posts
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:47 pm
Title: Fun for the Whole Family!!


Online


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Herald » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:57 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:Thanks for telling us what actually happened in this issue :lol:


He did say "eventually"... :P

Grayson
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 8528
Likes: 622 posts
Liked in: 1065 posts
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:34 am
Location: The Darkest Timeline
Title: The Intersect
Formerly: Sakie


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Grayson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:13 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:Thanks for telling us what actually happened in this issue :lol:


[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
Alec and Buddy finally reunite as Arcane unleashes his newest weapons, lobotomized clones of Abby and a Rot Controlled Maxine. While the heroes are distracted, Arcane attempts to sabotage the Batbot that is filled with Biorestorative formula. He succeeds in sabotaging the robot's flight systems forcing Swamp Thing to attempt to fly the hulking machine into the atmosphere himself. After absorbing Beast Boy's connection to the Red, Animal Man is able to gain control of the fight long enough for Swamp Thing to detonate the Batbot in the atmosphere and seeding Rotworld with new life. Seeing that his plans are starting to fail Arcane flees into his home where he exploits his connection to the Rot, escaping into the Rot and Time itself because death is timeless. Alec and Buddy arrive too late and believe that all hope is lost until help arrives in the most unexpected of places, the Parliament of Death. Apparently the Parliament is not pleased with Arcane's actions and the fact that he completely destroyed the balance between the Green, the Red, and the Rot. They offer to send Alec and Buddy after Arcane in the hopes that they will stop him once and for all. The issue ends with Alec and Buddy entering the Rot one more time.
ImageImageImage

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11198
Likes: 609 posts
Liked in: 414 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:16 am

mrorangesoda wrote:
[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
Rosebud is the sled



Fuck you :lol:
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

Zero
User avatar
Zombie Guard
 
Posts: 9250
Likes: 20 posts
Liked in: 65 posts
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:00 am
Location: The Frozen North
Title: Last Man on Earth
Formerly: Armin Tamzarian


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Zero » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:17 pm

Can't wait for this story to be over, these latest issues were just boring.

Grayson
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 8528
Likes: 622 posts
Liked in: 1065 posts
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:34 am
Location: The Darkest Timeline
Title: The Intersect
Formerly: Sakie


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Grayson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:21 pm

Zero wrote:Can't wait for this story to be over, these latest issues were just boring.


Honestly, I will probably drop Swamp Thing after issue 19. I will give Soule a shot but I doubt that I will be back for issue 20.
ImageImageImage

Zero
User avatar
Zombie Guard
 
Posts: 9250
Likes: 20 posts
Liked in: 65 posts
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:00 am
Location: The Frozen North
Title: Last Man on Earth
Formerly: Armin Tamzarian


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Zero » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:46 pm

I've added enough stuff from Marvel Now that I can happily drop it before Soule and grab the trade if it's the new sliced bread.

Amoebas
User avatar
Son of Stein
 
Posts: 21112
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 470 posts
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Auburn, MA
Title: Amorphous Anomoly


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Amoebas » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:16 pm

I'm still liking the story (even picked up Animal Man which was one of the first New52's I dropped).

But that art on Swamp Thing #17. Just so wrong for this book. Horror is supposed the theme yet it was comical because of this guy's style.

Bad move by the editor.

Grayson
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 8528
Likes: 622 posts
Liked in: 1065 posts
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:34 am
Location: The Darkest Timeline
Title: The Intersect
Formerly: Sakie


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Grayson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:24 pm

Amoebas wrote:But that art on Swamp Thing #17. Just so wrong for this book. Horror is supposed the theme yet it was comical because of this guy's style.

Bad move by the editor.


Agreed. It wasn't bad enough to completely pull me out of the story but it certainly didn't help the story at all.
ImageImageImage

mrorangesoda
User avatar
FROGMAN
 
Posts: 8758
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:20 pm
Title: Be the leaf


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby mrorangesoda » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:09 pm

Grayson wrote:
Agreed. It wasn't bad enough to completely pull me out of the story but it certainly didn't help the story at all.


You guys should talk about spoilers more. IvCNuB4 is going to get upset...

I'm on the fence of whether I care to follow Swamp Thing after this is all done. Really wish we had gotten more Francavilla on that book :cry:

Grayson
User avatar
Outhouse Drafter
 
Posts: 8528
Likes: 622 posts
Liked in: 1065 posts
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:34 am
Location: The Darkest Timeline
Title: The Intersect
Formerly: Sakie


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Grayson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:13 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:You guys should talk about spoilers more. IvCNuB4 is going to get upset...


:smt013

I provided spoilers for the entire issue about 7 or 8 posts up. :smt102

Really wish we had gotten more Francavilla on that book :cry:


This!
ImageImageImage

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11198
Likes: 609 posts
Liked in: 414 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby IvCNuB4 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:43 pm

Grayson wrote:I provided spoilers for the entire issue about 7 or 8 posts up. :smt102


I saw that. Thank you. :D
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

Stephen Day
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 35709
Likes: 636 posts
Liked in: 404 posts
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:46 pm
Location: Canada
Title: Maple Leaf Ninja


Re: Swamp Thing #17 (spoilers eventually I'm sure)

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:29 pm

I have to say that I enjoyed this issue, but that was pretty much all down to the writing. I agree with the sentiment that the art was all wrong for the story.
Image

Thank you Troy for the sig

leave a comment with facebook

Next

Return to The News Stand



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], kiwifruit, Yahoo [Bot] and 89 guests

Advertisement