This was the 52 Series I was most excited for. Buddy Baker is gifted with the power to assume attributes of animals whenever he needs them. This book has historically dealt with the concept of not being afraid to try, or do, or be anything(often having to be multiple things at once). Issue 1 deals with family issues, stability, and superhero antics; all of which become beautifully wrapped in Cronenberg style horror by it’s jaw dropping conclusion. This is why I buy comics.
Rating: “Thank The Fourth World ” - 8/10
I’m relatively fresh to the world of Swamp Thing. I’ve always heard of it’s past achievements and I did read the Search For Swamp Thing Mini series. It wasn’t amazing, but i found it to be pretty interesting. enjoyable for sure. This book takes that series, drowns it in a deep, shallow, distant lake, and thankfully replaces it with something so much more beautifully twisted.
Rating: “Keep It Coming” - 8/10
interesting concept, Good execution, possibly fantastic. It could prove a series that gives us over the top stories in the most fun way. DCU’s Fringe Division?
Rating: “Being Hopeful” - 6.6/10
Feels very much like JL #1. it’s exciting, everything felt good, and the art/writing feels perfect(though I did find that I needed to reread some dialogue). Yet I can’t shake the feeling that it’s missing something that stops it from being truly great. In Morrison I trust.
Rating: “Bright Future” - 6.9/10
This feels like classic Batman. We get a creepy/anonymous villain, great intros to classic secondary characters, and has a closing image that sets a perfect mood for the upcoming story.
The mailman dropped it by, on the porch. I got to the door in time for all out laughter. Who wraps gifts in tin foil? So telling in it’s reflective behavior. Who’s it even for? What should be done with it? I wish it was obvious. It’s not.
Nate:I don't know. None of this turned out the way I wanted it to, Lise. You know that, right? I wanted to love you, I did love you! I just felt like we were beginning- [chokes up] I know we were, I know it, I know it in my heart, and I just feel like I had this once in a lifetime chance and I fucked it up!