Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review- SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K. VAUGHN VOL. 2 TP


SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K. VAUGHN VOL. 2 (Vertigo/ DC, 2014; Softcover)

Collects Swamp Thing #10-20 and Vertigo Secret Files & Origins: Swamp Thing #1 (cover dates November, 2000- December, 2001)
Writer: Brian K. Vaughn
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and others

Brian K. Vaughn is one of the best writers working in comics today. Kudos to DC for cashing in on his recent success with Saga by finally releasing his run on this title across two books. Vaughn's writing is both political and personal, with his beliefs and convictions channeled through the characters in the story. Think of him as the 21st century version of Steve Gerber or Don McGregor. Pure craft. My only gripe is that the Swamp Thing is a walk on role in only a handful of issues in this series. The real star is his Emo-tinged daughter Tefe. Vaughn is such a good writer that he can make you interested in something that wasn't what you wanted in the first place.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4 out of 5.

The OCD zone-
Paper stock: Thick glossy coated stock.
Binding: Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover notes: Thick waxlike lamination.

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