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The Swamp Thing #13 (of 10)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

With the newly resurrected Swamp Thing and an old foe once again made flesh, the conflict that started it all begins anew. But now the fates of worlds are jeopardized as a new parliament stakes its claim upon the industry of humankind. Swamp Thing will join forces with the voice of cities as the consequences of humanity’s creations threaten to consume us all.

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Print Lenght
26 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    The Swamp Thing #13 sees our hero share a snatched moment of affection with his loved one ahead of another outstanding entry into this saga. Another entertaining, existential, exciting issue from Ram V, Mike Perkins, Mike Spicer and Aditya Bidikar.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    With only three issues left, this feels like a new DC classic in the making.

  • 93

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ram V delivers a story filled with great action, adventure and character. Levi’s journey continues to be compelling and engaging and the conflict between himself and the Parliament makes for some great drama. I love that the story has a great balance between the external conflict and the interpersonal. Both sides are handled brilliantly and even the new characters being introduced are given some compelling side stories.

    The Art: Perkins has a wonderful visual eye and style. The art is visually interesting with gorgeous details on every page.

  • 90


    The Swamp Thing #13 continues the series’ trend to unnerve in its ideas and imagery. In a way, the creators have made something that is like walking through a nightmare and a dream all at once, thoroughly entertaining you and letting you escape in its ideas. Swamp Thing is a fever dream you won’t want to wake from.

  • 80

    Levi Kamel’s exploration of manifesting ideas across the globe continues in The Swamp Thing #13 as he battles the gears of industry in Detroit and far stranger threats emerge from the desert and space. The portrayal of these concepts is fascinating and provides far greater depth than readers would anticipate in the span of a single issue. While a spread portraying the emergence of a new Parliament centered on soulless, human creations will garner much attention, it’s Trinity’s interactions with the world that inspire the most complex fear. These walking metaphors address conflicts that naturally connect themselves to the great struggles of our era, but still wear colorful garments allowing for the inclusion of aliens, super-battles, and costumed guest stars. It makes the bitter medicine go down more easily with some sugar, and has left me eagerly anticipating the point to which this collection of idea-based gods are all slowly striding towards.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    We certainly can’t get to The Swamp Thing #14 without The Swamp Thing #13, but that’s exactly what this issue is- a transitional issue. Within the context of the greater story it works fine, but it’s not going to bring in any new readers. That said, there’s still a lot of ideas that keep this series at the top of DC’s titles right now.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    The Swamp Thing #13 finally pulls all the pieces from the last 12 issues together to start heading in a definitive direction. Still, the big surprise comes out of nowhere to introduce a silly revelation that, frankly, makes the rest of the series seem pointless. When future generations ask why decompressed storytelling is a bad thing, this series might be used as an example.

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