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Review – Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (DC Comics)

Review – Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (DC Comics)

Publisher: DC Comics Writer(s): Len Wein, Tom King Artwork: Jason Fabok, Kelley Jones, Brad Anderson (colours), Michelle Madsen (colours) Release Date: 7th February 2018 After a week’s delay due to some shipping issues, DC’s eagerly-anticipated Swamp Thing Winter Special hits shelves today, and it’s certainly worth the wait. The special takes the form of two stories, the first of which sees Tom King joining up with artist Jason Fabok and colourist Brad Anderson for what is an undeniably tense and genuinely emotional story.  Bookended by a sports talk radio segment, the subtext of which is difficult to ignore, the story sees a weakened Swamp Thing struggling to connect with the Green as he escorts a frightened youngster across a frozen, snowy wasteland, trying to stay one step ahead of the terrifying, elusive Snow Monster that seems to be hot on their heels. Fabok brings Swamp Thing to the page with a typically emphatic style, but also manages to pack in a surprising amount of nuance and emotion as the Avatar of the Green struggles with his memory during his seemingly endless quest to project his young friend.  There are subtle moments, like the panel-heavy ‘passage of time’ sequences which show [...]



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