Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love in Vain


10 thoughts on “Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love in Vain

  1. Joseph Joseph says:

    The second volume of the Third Swamp Thing run skips over a few issues and settles on author Joshua Dysart s first issue to start this collection Dysart had a good book over on the updated Unknown Soldier, which takes place in a war ravaged African nation, so I had high hopes here No such luck.There are two stories here The first deals with the return of Anton Arcane to plague the newly reborn Swamp Thing A woman in the swamps of Louisiana knows some juju and conjures up a man to make her The second volume of the Third Swamp Thing run skips over a few issues and settles on author Joshua Dysart s first issue to start this collection Dysart had a good book over on the updated Unknown Soldier, which takes place in a war ravaged African nation, so I had high hopes here No such luck.There are two stories here The first deals with the return of Anton Arcane to plague the newly reborn Swamp Thing A woman in the swamps of Louisiana knows some juju and conjures up a man to make her feel complete This golem of a man is possessed by the spirit of Arcane, who overpowers the juju woman and helps a female demon take over the dead body of the juju woman s mother Grossness ensues Along the way, Swampy s daughter Tefe takes some wild mushrooms, and ends up in the hospital, spewing blood, and Arcane makes his way to her in order to giver her body to the female demon Swamp Thing shows up, along with a bizarre creature called The Worm, and they end up making short order of Arcane, sending him back to hell The second story is about Abigail s current boyfriend, Jake, a musician, and his father, who was a wife beater and who seeks redemption with a preacher man in the swamps The father disappears for a week and Jake convinces Abigail to seek out Swamp Think in order to find him Turns out the preacher is an alien vampire of some sort, who thrives off of the energies of his followers Poor guy is just trying to get back home, so cut him some slack, ok Anyway, Jake s dad is found, but the alien takes off with what looks to be a hundred people or so, and that s that.The primary problem for me in this book is that the writers and artists are simply aping the classic Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben run The art, in particular, is pretty good, but it sof the creepy, rotted corpses, and supernatural, demonic beings that look like giant insects Nope, never seen that before There s blood and maggots and gore, and scores of people die in the city that seems always to be the focal point of Swamp Thing s Louisiana ventures The story is redundant, as well, and has the requisite curse words, betrayals when will demons learn not to trust one another , swamp people, and innocents who set evil things into motion Swampy is once again confused, fighting with his ties to humanity, and it s all just the same thing wrapped up in a pretty Vertigo package this time.One of the things that bothered me the most was the written dialect of the juju woman Ahm a tahlkin lahk thees Seriously She has an accent dialect that is so unusual that it has to be phonetically spelled, and no one else in Houma, LA, does Just annoying, because sometimes a second reading is required to figure out what she s trying to say.The second story does have some good art by Timothy Green II, who won some kind of up and coming artist award His faces vary from one scene to the next, but he has a nice eye for detail without hitting the reader over the head with it.There s onevolume in this run and I ll read it Not looking forward to it


  2. Shannon Appelcline Shannon Appelcline says:

    Love in Vain 9 12 So this is the new Swamp Thing status quo Swampy is mucky, but still has some powers of the Green Tefe is powerless, but still rebellious and fun Abby has moved on Unfortunately, I don t think you could have astereotypical Swamp Thing comic I mean, the whole Abby has moved on alone has been done way too many times, but the main plot of Arcane returned and on the run from Hell feels like every other Arcane story either.It s a pity, because the writing is sharp, and Love in Vain 9 12 So this is the new Swamp Thing status quo Swampy is mucky, but still has some powers of the Green Tefe is powerless, but still rebellious and fun Abby has moved on Unfortunately, I don t think you could have astereotypical Swamp Thing comic I mean, the whole Abby has moved on alone has been done way too many times, but the main plot of Arcane returned and on the run from Hell feels like every other Arcane story either.It s a pity, because the writing is sharp, and there s some nice irony and some nice tragedy It just all feels very done before, not new at all 6 10.A Measure of Faith 13 14 This is another story that feels nicely dark and spooky and which touches upon the new characters of the comic, but which doesn t break a lot of new ground It does have a few nice bits right at the end though 6 10 Overall, I like Swamp Thing s return to form in dark horror, but it needsoriginality than is shown in this first Dysart volume to really shine.


  3. Boots Boots says:

    definitely stronger than the first volume in terms of plot, but still rather convoluted and i don t like what dysart has done with abby and tefe for the most part but anton arcane and the legions of hell are back and that always makes for some seriously gruesome and disturbing reading some might flinch at antone and josephine the stuff of nightmares , but maybe i ve just grown immune to it i wasput off by some lousy artwork the demons and creatures are all rendered wonderfully, but th definitely stronger than the first volume in terms of plot, but still rather convoluted and i don t like what dysart has done with abby and tefe for the most part but anton arcane and the legions of hell are back and that always makes for some seriously gruesome and disturbing reading some might flinch at antone and josephine the stuff of nightmares , but maybe i ve just grown immune to it i wasput off by some lousy artwork the demons and creatures are all rendered wonderfully, but the real people are awful the women in particular that s a pretty bad minus when half your major cast is female.still, i give it three stars because it was compelling enough and a definite return to swamp thing s horror roots


  4. Nfpendleton Nfpendleton says:

    The art and writing merge to create one of thegory and disturbing ST stories ever committed to print Features a great return of a classic villain The last chapter is a standalone piece, but is equally disturbing in its message The last page haunts.


  5. Russell Mark Olson Russell Mark Olson says:

    I ve never read a Swamp Thing comic before I really really wanted to like it, because I love the idea of Swamp Thing, but I found the art lacking and the story a bit rushed and confusing I ll have to try some of Moore s Swamp Thing I ve heard good things about it.


  6. Johnny Andrews Johnny Andrews says:

    I believe I am coming to love Swamp Thing, this one is a much better one than the one I own Library book Swamp Thing hasdepth it seems, it s not just a monster horror comic There s magic, grizzly and often gory art work, but at the same time it has heart.


  7. Trae Brookins Trae Brookins says:

    A worthy successor to Alan Moore s Swamp Thing Highly enjoyable.


  8. Dony Grayman Dony Grayman says:

    Tomo 2, recopila los n meros 9 a 14.


  9. Variaciones Enrojo Variaciones Enrojo says:

    Segundo tomo del Swamp Thing de Breccia


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10 thoughts on “Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love in Vain

  1. Joseph Joseph says:

    The second volume of the Third Swamp Thing run skips over a few issues and settles on author Joshua Dysart s first issue to start this collection Dysart had a good book over on the updated Unknown Soldier, which takes place in a war ravaged African nation, so I had high hopes here No such luck.There are two stories here The first deals with the return of Anton Arcane to plague the newly reborn Swamp Thing A woman in the swamps of Louisiana knows some juju and conjures up a man to make her The second volume of the Third Swamp Thing run skips over a few issues and settles on author Joshua Dysart s first issue to start this collection Dysart had a good book over on the updated Unknown Soldier, which takes place in a war ravaged African nation, so I had high hopes here No such luck.There are two stories here The first deals with the return of Anton Arcane to plague the newly reborn Swamp Thing A woman in the swamps of Louisiana knows some juju and conjures up a man to make her feel complete This golem of a man is possessed by the spirit of Arcane, who overpowers the juju woman and helps a female demon take over the dead body of the juju woman s mother Grossness ensues Along the way, Swampy s daughter Tefe takes some wild mushrooms, and ends up in the hospital, spewing blood, and Arcane makes his way to her in order to giver her body to the female demon Swamp Thing shows up, along with a bizarre creature called The Worm, and they end up making short order of Arcane, sending him back to hell The second story is about Abigail s current boyfriend, Jake, a musician, and his father, who was a wife beater and who seeks redemption with a preacher man in the swamps The father disappears for a week and Jake convinces Abigail to seek out Swamp Think in order to find him Turns out the preacher is an alien vampire of some sort, who thrives off of the energies of his followers Poor guy is just trying to get back home, so cut him some slack, ok Anyway, Jake s dad is found, but the alien takes off with what looks to be a hundred people or so, and that s that.The primary problem for me in this book is that the writers and artists are simply aping the classic Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben run The art, in particular, is pretty good, but it sof the creepy, rotted corpses, and supernatural, demonic beings that look like giant insects Nope, never seen that before There s blood and maggots and gore, and scores of people die in the city that seems always to be the focal point of Swamp Thing s Louisiana ventures The story is redundant, as well, and has the requisite curse words, betrayals when will demons learn not to trust one another , swamp people, and innocents who set evil things into motion Swampy is once again confused, fighting with his ties to humanity, and it s all just the same thing wrapped up in a pretty Vertigo package this time.One of the things that bothered me the most was the written dialect of the juju woman Ahm a tahlkin lahk thees Seriously She has an accent dialect that is so unusual that it has to be phonetically spelled, and no one else in Houma, LA, does Just annoying, because sometimes a second reading is required to figure out what she s trying to say.The second story does have some good art by Timothy Green II, who won some kind of up and coming artist award His faces vary from one scene to the next, but he has a nice eye for detail without hitting the reader over the head with it.There s onevolume in this run and I ll read it Not looking forward to it


  2. Shannon Appelcline Shannon Appelcline says:

    Love in Vain 9 12 So this is the new Swamp Thing status quo Swampy is mucky, but still has some powers of the Green Tefe is powerless, but still rebellious and fun Abby has moved on Unfortunately, I don t think you could have astereotypical Swamp Thing comic I mean, the whole Abby has moved on alone has been done way too many times, but the main plot of Arcane returned and on the run from Hell feels like every other Arcane story either.It s a pity, because the writing is sharp, and Love in Vain 9 12 So this is the new Swamp Thing status quo Swampy is mucky, but still has some powers of the Green Tefe is powerless, but still rebellious and fun Abby has moved on Unfortunately, I don t think you could have astereotypical Swamp Thing comic I mean, the whole Abby has moved on alone has been done way too many times, but the main plot of Arcane returned and on the run from Hell feels like every other Arcane story either.It s a pity, because the writing is sharp, and there s some nice irony and some nice tragedy It just all feels very done before, not new at all 6 10.A Measure of Faith 13 14 This is another story that feels nicely dark and spooky and which touches upon the new characters of the comic, but which doesn t break a lot of new ground It does have a few nice bits right at the end though 6 10 Overall, I like Swamp Thing s return to form in dark horror, but it needsoriginality than is shown in this first Dysart volume to really shine.


  3. Boots Boots says:

    definitely stronger than the first volume in terms of plot, but still rather convoluted and i don t like what dysart has done with abby and tefe for the most part but anton arcane and the legions of hell are back and that always makes for some seriously gruesome and disturbing reading some might flinch at antone and josephine the stuff of nightmares , but maybe i ve just grown immune to it i wasput off by some lousy artwork the demons and creatures are all rendered wonderfully, but th definitely stronger than the first volume in terms of plot, but still rather convoluted and i don t like what dysart has done with abby and tefe for the most part but anton arcane and the legions of hell are back and that always makes for some seriously gruesome and disturbing reading some might flinch at antone and josephine the stuff of nightmares , but maybe i ve just grown immune to it i wasput off by some lousy artwork the demons and creatures are all rendered wonderfully, but the real people are awful the women in particular that s a pretty bad minus when half your major cast is female.still, i give it three stars because it was compelling enough and a definite return to swamp thing s horror roots


  4. Nfpendleton Nfpendleton says:

    The art and writing merge to create one of thegory and disturbing ST stories ever committed to print Features a great return of a classic villain The last chapter is a standalone piece, but is equally disturbing in its message The last page haunts.


  5. Russell Mark Olson Russell Mark Olson says:

    I ve never read a Swamp Thing comic before I really really wanted to like it, because I love the idea of Swamp Thing, but I found the art lacking and the story a bit rushed and confusing I ll have to try some of Moore s Swamp Thing I ve heard good things about it.


  6. Johnny Andrews Johnny Andrews says:

    I believe I am coming to love Swamp Thing, this one is a much better one than the one I own Library book Swamp Thing hasdepth it seems, it s not just a monster horror comic There s magic, grizzly and often gory art work, but at the same time it has heart.


  7. Trae Brookins Trae Brookins says:

    A worthy successor to Alan Moore s Swamp Thing Highly enjoyable.


  8. Dony Grayman Dony Grayman says:

    Tomo 2, recopila los n meros 9 a 14.


  9. Variaciones Enrojo Variaciones Enrojo says:

    Segundo tomo del Swamp Thing de Breccia


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