Swamp Thing - #15
I've said it before in my reviews of Animal Man and I'll say it again, since this is a different title: the Rotworld arc is not nearly as good as the series was before it started. But, to be honest, that serves especially for Animal Man, as it was my favorite book of the New 52, but it had a huge drop of quality once this new storyline started. Swamp Thing is not the same as well, but Lemire's title suffered a lot more. The pacing of Rotworld has been real slow, as in this issue, all that happens is Alec's arrival in Gotham and a private "chat" with a zombified Batman. I can't deny I was excited to see the Un-Dead Bats, but his appearance is real short, although he'll probably show up again in the next issue.
We get some real nice action scenes here between Deadman, Swamp Thing and William. The boy is truly deadly, and since the very start of the series he has interested me a lot more than Arcane himself. I loved how he could grow death of people, and I hope he makes another appearance further on in the book. We also see a bit of Abby. The scene is brief, but creepy. William said he would tell how she died, and although we can get the idea perfectly, the death of Abigail isn't shown (probably because she hasn't actually died).
The high point of this issue is certainly the art. At first, I was disappointed that Paquette wouldn't be working on this fifteenth number, but, although most people won't agree, I actually preferred Rudy's artwork. The facial expressions are displayed with perfection and the action scenes are flawless.
Overall, this was a fun issue, although the pacing is pretty slow. I can't deny that pre-Rotworld Swamp Thing was better. Swamp Thing #15 gets 7/10.