Big Issues: The end of Charles Soule’s Swamp Thing explores the nature of art

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Swamp Thing #40. Written by Charles Soule (She-Hulk, Inhuman) with art by Jesus Saiz (Birds Of Prey, Manhunter), Javi Pina (Suicide Squad: From The Ashes, Manhunter), and June Chung (Wolverine, Batman/Superman), this issue closes out a monumental run with riveting action, substantial character development, and a metafictional twist. (This review reveals major plot points.)

When Charles Soule took over DC Comics’ Swamp Thing in April of 2013, he had a few creator-owned projects to his name. Just short of two years later, Soule is now one of the busiest writers in superhero comics, spearheading major Marvel titles like The Death Of Wolverine and Inhuman, and delivering one of Marvel’s best runs in recent memory with his She-Hulk series. Currently a Marvel exclusive creator, Soule pens his final DC story with this …

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