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The Rot is winning, and its necropolis in the American desert is nearly complete. With Abigail Arcane all but lost to its power and the herald of Sethe risen, Alec Holland will bitterly regret trying to flee his destiny as Swamp Thing…but even if he wanted to do the right thing, it's too late now!

Abby and Alec have just finished defeating William's mini army of decay when Alec goes weak. He says that he has lost his connection to the Green; the Parliament is crying out in fear. William is released from his entrapment and he grabs hold of Abby. He begins to wrap Abby in a cocoon when suddenly we see the grove of the Parliament of Trees being burnt to the ground by the man who infiltrated it. William explains that Abby and Alec have both refused their destiny.

William state that Abby is the true avatar for the Rot. Alec tries to free her but he is attacked by bird like creatures. He flees on the motorcycle and Abby is taken away to the Rot's kingdom. Alec returns to the swamp where he begs for the Parliament to transform him again but he arrives to late and the Parliament is too weak to do so. Suddenly Alec is ripped almost in half by a chainsaw. A group of Sethe puppets have set up an ambush and are now attacking Alec.

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The Beauty of Existential Decay 0

BEST. COVER. YET. Yanick Paquette (Who's name is a pain in the ass to type) creates one of the most intense displays of layering to a cover. And what I mean to describe is that it goes beyond simple 'stuff is in front of or behind other stuff' but that the image itself stretches out through various layers of existence wrapped within itself, the image exists simultaneously on several planes of imagery in a single image. Paquette's covers have generally been above the rest due to the presence of t...

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Rot hits the fan 0

If there's anything I can say about Scott Snyder's run on the Swamp Thing, it's that he's been doing A LOT of build up to this story. Issue 5 finally got the ball rolling, and this issue kicks off a steep descent into total chaos, driving Alec Holland even deeper into the mad world he so desperately tried to escape.The payoff this book brings is incredible, pushing Holland to his limit and giving us twisted, tragic emotional reactions to his world falling apart. Everything from previous issues t...

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Checkmate 0

Scott Snyder has been blowing readers away with the series he's been writing for DC Comics before the New 52. Now we are onto the next thing in the world of comics and he is delivering a tale of swamp creatures. How does this issue contribute to the series?  THE GOOD: The art is amazing. Marco Rudy does a great job at filling in as an artist and you almost don't notice the artist was different. The paneling is still fun and exciting. This is one of the best looking books out on the shelves. This...

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