Monday, May 30, 2016

Comics Rant: Swamp Thing #4

Swamp Thing #4
Written by Len Wein
Drawn by Kelley Jones
Colored by Michelle Madsen

"Aw, ya'll done fucked up now." Is what's happening in this issue of the Swamp Thing mini series. So Alec Holland has been talked into transferring the power of the Swamp Thing to his good pal, Matt Cable. I don't know about you, but if you have an awesome power and your friend asks for it, I'd be a little suspect of their motives.


Zantanna uses her magic with an item found (or stolen) by Matt Cable to transfer Holland's Swamp Thing's power to Cable. Alec Holland, now that he's human wants some pancakes. Don't we all, dude? Alec and the new Swamp Thing are just kicking it in the swamp when they come across some old hick shooting a deer dead. That shit don't fly with the new Swamp Thing. He tears the old hick into shreds and then tosses his ass out into the water for a gator to eat. No joke.

Alec feels responsible so he sticks around to guide Matt Cable in his new role as Swamp Thing. Alec teaches him everything there is to know about being a giant green dude who could kick even Superman's ass. But not Batman. DC would never allow that to happen. Shit, they know all those damn Batman titles are their bread and butter.

So Alec Holland gives all his information to Matt Cable even after Cable out and out kills a dude. Matt Cable is all like screw it, "Let's go into town and have a good time." Alec tries to stop him, but when you have all the power of the green, just who the hell can stop you? The answer is pretty much no one. (I.e. Batman) Matt then reveals his plan. Become Swamp Thing and then take over the world. Wow, I didn't see that coming. I'm lying. I did. Hell, you can even see that I was feeling this way back in the last rant I wrote for this issue.

Matt is acting like a wrestling bad guy who's wrecking the city and then he calls a press conference. No word on if he has a press secretary. That'd be pretty damn funny if he held a press conference but he'd just stand behind his press guy and NOT take questions. Kind of like in real life. Shit would probably be broadcasted in C-Span.

Of course, Alec Holland tries to stop Cable, but you know that doesn't work, since Alec is just a regular guy now. Matt Cable jumps in front of a TV camera and starts trash talking, but Holland attacks him again. Got to give the guy credit, there's no quit in him. Too bad that's all he's got in him. Matt Cable slaps him around and then has the roots in the ground pull him down. Not to his doom, I mean, this is the fourth issue and we got two more to go. This isn't the end. Not yet! Dun, dun, dun.

-Tash Moore

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