October 9, 2011

Growth Between the Cracks - Swamp Thing #1

by Allen Irwin

DC Comics re-booted its universe this past month with “The New 52,” so  I thought it apt to begin what I hope to be an ongoing comics review section with Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette’s Swamp Thing. It’s already a promising horror title (which  goes along nicely with October) and a great start to what will hopefully be a long run.

Swamp Thing #1
Written By: Scott Snyder
Art By: Yanick Paquette 

One of the great things about Scott Snyder’s writing is how well it integrates with the art and page layout from his collaborators.1 Swamp Thing #1 uses art and, particularly, panel design to underline and enhance the writing, creating a shifting, dangerous world that threatens to invade and disrupt the comic book form at every turn. Alan Moore’s original run experimented with form and content, and it looks like Snyder and Paquette have no intention of breaking with tradition.