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Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Family Tree (2013)

Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Family Tree (2013)
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3.86 of 5 Votes: 4
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1401238432 (ISBN13: 9781401238438)
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Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Family Tree (2013)
Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Family Tree (2013)

About book: I couldn't wait to jump into this after the rather amazing first volume of the series. I tore through this in one sitting, I just couldn't wait to find out what was in store for Alec Holland.Volume two isn't quite as good as its predecessor; however, it is still very enjoyable if not because of the steadily building lead-up to the war against the Rot, then definitely because of the gross and gory artwork. There are some amazingly horrific images in these pages, so if horror is your thing, then this title's for you.Sadly, the excitement kinda peeked somewhere in the middle of this volume as far as the story goes. Issue 10, for me, was the apex, with its bold layout, amazing colouring and minimal text. Then the writing starts to feel rushed... The action happens a little too fast and the pacing of the series (which was consistent since issue 1) is sacrificed in order to set up the impending cross-over event.And then Buddy Baker shows up and we are thrown head first into a prelude to Rotworld. And that for me is when things start to feel really derailed. Not sure why yet. I'll have to move forward and read Rotworld to know if my intuition is correct....Still, Swamp Thing has surprised the heck out of me. I never anticipated liking this book, but it turned out to be one of the more enjoyable titles in the first couple New 52 waves.3.5/5 I love Animal Man so it was natural that I love Swamp Thing...dare I say more so than beloved Buddy Baker? Well at least for this collection of stories.The art is amazing, Yannick Paquette and Marco Rudy are great but Francesco Francavilla shines in this collection. His art is perfect for the story and the shot of a run over deer staring longingly at Abbey Arcane is going to stick with me for awhile and I mean that in the best way possible. Also forgot too add that Becky Cloonan drew a great portion of this story where Abigail Arcane meets Alec Holland in their youth and the two form a friendship. Becky Cloonan is the first woman to ever draw a Batman comic and she did a great job there too.At the heart of this story is a Romeo and Juliet tale of two people chosen as avatars for opposing forces and their bond is believable. The action is excellent and I have to say that it does trend a little into blockbuster territory which isn't necessary for this book but overall this book was a pleasure to read and I can't wait for the next volume.Get this book!
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Coone88
Very disjointed. Cool but confusing artwork. Am hoping this cleans itself up in further volumes....
Alili
It's good but without animal man comics, it's out of context and a bit confusing.
jerwei
Pela issue #000 devia levar uma estrelusca a menos. Que coisa mais bacoca!
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