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The forces of decay are summoning their servants, and the Green alone cannot protect Alec Holland – but one woman can! Alec may not know her, but he should! And only he can help her before the darkness finds its key to spreading across the world unchecked. But unfortunately for Alec's mysterious benefactor, that "key" is part of the family...

We begin with a doctor talking to a little boy who is in a bubble. The boy is namedWilliam and is apparently allergic to chlorophyll. The doctor takes William into another room to interact and socialize with other kids in the facility. The doctor leaves and one of the other boys, named Drew, threatens him with a fork. He says that at midnight he is going to break the bubble.

Back in Louisiana we find the girl with whit asking Alec to prove who he is. When she is about to fire at him the trees and vines stop her. She introduces herself as Abigail Arcane and the pair goes off to a hospital in Texas to help Abigail with something. At the hospital William is looking at the clock waiting for Drew and the others. When they arrive William realizes his power to control dead matter and kills the 3 boys. When the doctor comes in he kills him too and steals his scuba gear.

Abby explains that William is a descendent of the Rot, the same driving force of Sethe and Abby is as well. They are both Arcane's and William is her half-brother. She explains that they need to save William before he is contacted by the Rot. When they arrive they find the doctor and the boys dead and William gone. William is seen in scuba gear walking through a forest away from them.



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I utterly love this series it has been consistent with art and story it has gone in a new and interesting direction and it totally works. The first two issues are brilliant read them now and so is the actual Rotworld crossover.PlotAbby is about to shoot Alec but is stopped when some plants grab her it turns out she was merely testing to see if he was Alec and after they make up they both get on Abby’s motorbike and ride off. William Arcane is attacked by some of the other kids in the hospital he...

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Both Animal Man and Swamp Thing have been really upping the game and bringing a horror component to the New 52 that I think the line mostly lacks. I’m not normally into the crazy gore or horror movies, but the mythology they’re building, while simplistic, is still pretty cool. I mean, you’d think that maybe plants and animals would be competitive forces toward each other, but it seems their real enemy is The Black: Rot.It’s a battle that has gone on since the end of time. Entropy vs. order. Than...

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Words can't express how good the new Swamp Thing is. This has to be, bar none, the best comic DC is putting out right now. The story is engaging, and takes Swamp Thing to places as exciting as when Alan Moore was writing it. It's rare when a writer and artist are so in synch that you can't imagine any other images going with those words, or other words going with those images... so it's all the more surprising here, where the art duties are split between two artists!  To avoid giving any spoiler...

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