Archive | April, 2012

Swamp Thing

23 Apr

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Swamp Thing | Author: Scott Snyder | 2012 | Site

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I had wanted to try out a few of DC’s new 52 comics but I have never been a huge super hero comic book fan. When I saw Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Severed) was writing Swamp Thing I knew I had to give it a try. I am hooked now and can’t help but get excited every other Wednesday when it comes out. Snyder’s Swamp Thing delves into the history of the “Swamp Things”. To the point it begins with the elders expecting protagonist, Alec Holland, to be the savior of the Green. This story is a fight of balance and love. The rot is what Swamp Thing is fighting and trying to keep from taking over the world. Snyder’s writing never ceases to draw me in. Swamp Thing is fantastic and I think giving it a try Snyder will get you hooked like me.


Publisher: DC | # in Series: Ongoing


Swamp Thing #1 Cover
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The New Deadwardians

3 Apr

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The New Deadwardians | Author: Dan Abnett | 2012 | Site

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Start with Downton Abbey, add a vampire detective- throw in zombies and you have a pretty good idea what The New Deadwardians is all about. The New Deadwardians is the final comic as part of Vertigo’s new comic a week in March. Written by Dan Abnett this new series takes place in England during the Edwardian era where society has been divided into three classes. The lower class- zombies, the middle class- humans, and the upper class- vampires. The first issue introduces and focuses on detective in Scotland Yard’s “Murder Squad” George Suttle. The issue ends with a mysterious vampire murder in broad daylight. I really enjoyed this first issue. It is extremely well written and builds upon an everyday detective murder scenario with supernatural beings. I personally hate when lore and the fantasy element overtakes story. You are not beat over the head with the world. It is what it is and it is accepted. Abnett has tweaked the world of vampires and zombies enough to keep it familiar yet making it uniquely his own. For instance the zombies where zinc based sun screen when they are out during the day- a classy touch in my opinion. This is one of the best new comics I have read recently and can’t wait for the rest of the series. It was so nice we bough it twice- below are the regular and variant covers for the debut issue.


Publisher: Vertigo | # in Series: 8


The New Deadwardians Issue #1 Cover & Variant Cover
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