Swamp Thing 67 (December 1987)

There’s some more humor with Constantine, some more romance for Alec and Abby and yet another trip to the Parliament of Trees. Well, there’s also the Sprout–that being the soul of the next plant elemental–possessing Solomon Grundy to see if he’s a good fit.

Alec then gets into a fight with Grundy, who doesn’t like the uninvited soul.

Veitch is really seeped in DC history and setting. Not so much with Alec, but with the guest stars and their little stories. For example, the year annual’s ape-related events are having repercussions here. It makes more a strange comic; Veitch’s Swamp Thing is a slightly distorted view of the DC Universe, but an inclusive one.

He’s also writing Abby a lot better, which helps. His pacing isn’t great–he frequently dawdles– but the comic’s good enough it doesn’t matter. It’s a fun, engaging read with some outstanding artwork.

CREDITS

The Wisdom of Solomon; writer and penciller, Rick Veitch; inker, Alfredo Alcala; colorist, Tatjana Wood; letterer, John Costanza; editor, Karen Berger; publisher, DC Comics.

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