Perhaps Cliff and Ellen shouldn't come along on this trip.
Socks is the second best character in the DCnU next to Dex Starr.
And seven pages later, we catch up to the end of Swamp Thing #11!
Speaking of using a shotgun on The Rot, how do you win against The Rot in a fight? Dead things belong to it so killing dead things just makes them dead again so they can be reinfected by The Rot. Do you need to sew seeds and throw earth worms on Rot Creatures? I bet that would work. Maybe get some of those flesh eating beetles too!
Back at Arcane's portal to Rotworld, Buddy Baker tells Swamp Thing the plot of the first eleven issues of Animal Man. Sheesh! I could have simply started with this issue and saved a lot of time! Dirty tricky comic book publishers. Swamp Thing listens and realizes that his fight is the same as Animal Man's. They should work together to stop the Rot from getting out of control. And that means entering the portal and going after Anton Arcane.
Eww! Romance! No wonder this is a Teen Plus comic book! Bleck!
Perhaps Nana and her shotgun should have come with them!
Animal Man #12 Rating: +1 Ranking. I'm still a bit unsure about this whole Rotworld 12 issue or more crossover but it's starting out decent enough. And what kind of short stories are going to be told now in an Animal Man book anyway? Ever since he became part of the Lifeweb and more than just a costumed nutcase, his adventures have always meant more and been bigger than stopping a criminal from heisting the crown jewels.