One thing I really appreciate about a city is when it has a nice green space. Parks, public gardens, even those little flower beds that you sometimes see at intersections and roundabouts, I love 'em all. They add a lot of character to a place, and they're really nice to look at. The thing is, they're only nice when they're, you know, planned out and cultivated, and not when they erupt through famous landmarks at the behest of an unstoppable plant elemental who is holding the world hostage. Those tend to be a little less pleasant.

And that's exactly what the world's facing in Len Wein and Kelley Jones's Swamp Thing #5, in which Matt Cable --- who you may remember from his lengthy tenure as a bird --- has taken over the power of the Swamp Thing, and immediately set about giving landmarks all over the world a new leafy makeover. Check out a preview below!



I have to say, as much as he might be identified with Batman --- to the point of being one end of the scale by which we measure ears --- Kelley Jones is rarely as in his element as he is when he's drawing Swamp Thing. Those shots of the Parliament of Trees alone might go down as the most Kelley Jones panels of all time!

Here's the official solicitation:


Written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by KELLEY JONES
On sale MAY 4 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Alec Holland journeys to Nanda Parbat to seek a way to fix the chaos he has unleashed by wishing for his humanity back. But will it be too little, too late? With a guest appearance by Deadman!