Swamp Thing: Green Hell #2
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Doug Mahnke
Colors by David Baron
Letters by Steve Wands
The Rundown: Alec Holland’s life of peace is interrupted by an attack on the last of humanity.
Alec Holland has finally found peace in a secluded world with his wife Abby and their daughter Tefe when his world is ripped from him by John Constantine. After confronting John, Alec discovers that the parliament of trees has declared war on the last surviving human settlement.
In order to return home, Alec must stop the attack, but his intervention will come with dark consequences. Consequences that will remove his powers and make him vulnerable to their attack. At the same time, Constantine teams with Deadman to recruit someone that could help.
The Story: Lemire crafts a bold, dark and thoroughly engaging story in this issue. The story has some amazing world building and a fantastic take on the characters especially Constantine. There are some powerful and compelling stakes for the character as well and I love the progression of the story and how personal it becomes for Alec. I was immediately hooked and anxious to see what happens next.
The Art: Mahnke deliver some powerful art on every page of the issue. Not only did I love the peaceful environment Alec lived in, but the contrast to the real world and other locations was visually stunning.