Moore brings Swamp Thing fully into the regular DC Universe here, sporting not just Gotham’s finest but also a Lex Luthor cameo. It’s wordless and only one panel, but Veitch and Alcala’s Lex is definitive for the comics. He’s bald and clearly disturbed. Sadly, their Batman panel (closing the issue) isn’t good. Odd jaw on him.
This issue expands Swampy’s powers too; maybe Moore knew they’d look more impressive in a city than in the swamp or on the plains of the afterlife. It’s imaginative and stunning.
Not the mention there’s the great scene with Swamp Thing reuniting with Abby. Moore’s able to include action, but also their quiet character moments, but also the turmoil Abby’s been through.
But what I can’t figure out is why DC didn’t get Moore to write Batman comics. He clearly gets it (his Gordon and Bullock are great).
It’s a really smart popcorn comic.
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