I’ve avoided them precisely because I figured they could never live up to Moore’s. Is the artwork more modern or in the same style? (Also, if you can hint without spoilers, where does one go after the climax of Swamp Thing Moore?).[/quote]
Veitch’s run is fantastic, and well worth checking out. He manages to make use of the characters and situations Moore created without it feeling derivative, and really infuses the comic with his own feel.
As for artwork, it’s been a while, but Veitch had art duties on ST while Moore was writing, and ISTR he continued for a least a while when he took over as writer. I want to say they eventually got another penciller, but the style seemed similar.
As for plot, without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that Veitch takes a look at Swampy’s exile from Earth, thinks about what the consequences of that might be, and then crafts a storyline where Swampy deals with that. Along the way, Veitch is able to flesh out more of the history of these man-plant weirdos, and pulls in bits and pieces of the DC Universe in clever ways.
And while he does so, he also manages to make each individual issue tell a complete story, instead of the modern habit of breaking up a long story (to eventually be collected in TPB form) into small pieces which have no individual beginning or end.
So yeah, it’s good.[/quote]
Shawn hit the nail on the head, Veitch really showed no fear in taking over the reins after Moore. Unfortunately Veitch did not end his run as he planned, DC came in and demanded changes in a story dealing with some origins of Christianity and Veitch left the book over it. Mark Millar came in (his first mainstream work I think) and while he had a quite satisfactory wrap up of the story line, I wish Veitch would have finished things the way he wanted to. Rumor has it that DC may include the issue the was never printed in a future collection, I hope that’s the case.
I can’t get to Qt3 from work anymore (damn proxy restrictions!) so sorry I didn’t respond earlier.