All of Veitch’s planning the last few issues comes to fruition. There’s not a lot of payoff, however, because Veitch decides to be a little too creative in his writing.
He follows a prospective new Swamp Thing through his day while Constantine is trying to coordinate events neatly. As for Alec and Abby? She gets a page saying goodbye to Alec, while Alec gets all of three scenes. Again, why didn’t they just cross this book over with Hellblazer and actually have some Swamp Thing in Swamp Thing?
Even the resolution flops. There are two, but the little one–where Alec hid the precious new Swamp Thing’s elemental soul–is better than the big one. Veitch should have focused on what he was doing well. Instead, this issue feels like a day-in-the-life comic for a new character who just happens to cross paths with some super guys.
Fear of Flying; writer and penciller, Rick Veitch; inker, Alfredo Alcala; colorist, Tatjana Wood; letterer, John Costanza; editor, Karen Berger; publisher, DC Comics.