Yeates’s art takes a strange turn this issue. He spends less time on Swamp Thing than he does on the supporting cast. There’s a lot of action this issue too—Pasko does a great job pacing, considering how many big events occur—and even those Yeates handles oddly. He hurries through them, not taking the time to elaborate. Like I said though, his work rendering the supporting cast in still moments shows a great deal of work.
Pasko’s writing, besides the great plotting, is still strong. He’s got a couple iffy scenes, but he’s really working hard towards making the world of Swamp Thing both fantastical (with awful monsters) and realistic (with awful people).
The issue has the familiar “monster of the month” feel to it, which is unfortunate as the monster just becomes an abnormal, totally unnecessary plot point in the story.
The Stanger backup’s decently produced but silly.