SWAMP THING VOL. 5: THE KILLING FIELD (DC, 2014; Softcover)
Collects Swamp Thing #24-27 and Swamp Thing Annual #2 (cover dates December, 2013- March, 2014)
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina, Andrei Bressan, and Kano
Colorists: Matthew Wilson and Kano
The battle to be the Avatar of The Green is on. The Swamp Thing once again takes on Seeder, although his identity is revealed to be SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! TURN BACK NOW!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! Jason Woodrue, a/k/a The Floronic Man from Alan Moore's infamous run. This is yet another New 52 continuity clusterf*ck that will have to be dealt with if the forthcoming Convergence crossover yanks this rebooted continuity into the pre- and/or post- Crisis continuities. My God DC sucks.
If this reboot wasn't so preoccupied trying to continually discard what went on before and just focused on moving the character forward then this story would have been a lot cooler. Instead, we have a decent story with decent artwork that won't matter in a few months.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 3.75 out of 5.
The OCD zone-
Paper stock: Fair weight coated stock with a slight sheen.
Binding: Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover notes: Thick waxlike lamination.