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The deadly return of ANTON ARCANE!

This is the beginning of a new chapter in the SWAMP THING saga and a perfect time to start reading!

This issue begins with a mysterious narrator telling someone about Abigail. After defeating Sethe, Alec and Abby find a pickup truck and begin to drive back to Louisiana. The narrator tells that when Abigail was young she accidentally killed her mother when she was a baby by controlling a piece of dead matter in her brain. As they Abby drives the narrator explains that he took her in but she would resist him by hiding away in the Green. The narrator explains that Abby is coming near and that he must unfortunately cut the conversation short and bashes the listeners head in.

They arrive at Abigail's old house in the middle of the swamp. When she pulls back the tarp that she covered him with and remarks at his wounds before helping him towards the swamp. She's surprised to see a glowing green grove in the middle of the swamp. Alec explains that it is the Parliament of Trees that he managed to draw from Brazil through the Green to here at this Louisiana swamp. He goes into the swamp and begins to sleep while Abby goes towards the house.

A shadow is cast over Alec and we see the issue come round full circle as the narrator is revealed to be this figure, ANTON ARCANE! Inside the old house, Abby hears the creak of a door, and pulls her gun. She is horrified by the sight of Arcane's Un-Men. Arcane steps out of the shadows and tells her he has killed Swamp Thing and is here to take her home.

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Anton Arcane here to creep you out! 0

Now I know I said I started in issue 12 but I saw these in my comic shop and decided what the hell Swamp-thing is one of my favourite DC characters and Anton Arcane is one of the best villains around so I bought issues 10 and 11 (11 I should have a review up tomorrowThe GoodThis issue is really dark Swamp-thing is generally very dark but this is never happy there is not a single shred of happiness in this book it's just Dark. This issue continues from the last with Swamp-thing very badly injured...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Beautiful Death 0

So, for starters, I hate the cover of this issue. The Swamp Thing covers have generally been outstanding, but this one is a huge miss. There's just so little to it. Swamp Thing and Anton Arcane are wrestling and taking up all the space. There's a bit of a background, but overall it's pretty boring. Not to mention that the posing feels incredibly wooded and static. There's no sense of motion, I feel like I'm looking at a picture of a figurine or something... OH WAIT. I see. It's a tribute cover.....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Amazing Arcane! 0

THE GOOD: I love the art in this issue. There is different artist and it's a very different style, but I really like it. Francesco Francavilla is an amazing artist and he can make things look very creepy. I love the opening and it definitely sets the tone for the whole issue. I also really like the colors in this issue as well. The story is as good as they come. We get to see Swamp Thing and Abby and it's really sweet but things quickly get dark and bloody. I really like how it starts off in the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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