Newswire: Exclusive DC preview: Old friends drop by the bayou in Swamp Thing #3

Swamp Thing is one of the most fascinating characters in DC Comics’ stable, originally created as the monster in a one-off horror story before being brought back for a more heroic ongoing series that took the character in strange, exciting directions when Alan Moore took over as writer. Since then, Swamp Thing has continued to evolve, with Charles Soule wrapping up an exceptional run on the character last year, expanding the elemental mythology of the DC Universe while still staying true to Swamp Thing‘s horror foundation.

The new Swamp Thing miniseries doesn’t work especially well as an extension of Soule’s work, but it’s a very successful return to the characters roots (no pun intended) written by his creator Len Wein with striking, atmospheric artwork by Kelley Jones and colorist Michelle Madsen. Wein’s verbose writing style works for the more retro horror angle of this miniseries …

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