Justice League Dark (Vol. 2)

Covering from issue #20 of the second Justice League Dark series (2020-)…

A continuation of Vol 2. of the Justice League Dark series and related Swamp Thing appearances.

Appearances that I consider to be fairly minor are indented, though I have treated as major any appearance where the JLD is a focus of the issue and Swamp Thing is a contributing member of the team. The below titles were published by DC Comics unless otherwise noted.


Justice League Dark #20
“The Parliaments Of Life Part 1”, April 2020
Ram V, James Tynion IV [w], Kyle Hotz [p], Guillem March [c]
Summary coming soon.
Swamp Thing only appears on the cover, but this issue sees the return of Abby Arcane, who had not appeared in continuity since the ‘Convergence’ event (mid-2015) and briefly in the 2016 miniseries. It also sees the return of Animal Man in his first major appearance since the end of the Justice League United series in Feb. 2016. Similar events occur in the ‘Threads’ story from Swamp Thing Annual #4 (Jan. 1989) when several people (including Batman) are infected by fungal spores and compelled to climb to great heights.

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #9
May 2020
Matt Fraction [w], Steve Lieber [p]
Summary coming soon.

The Flash (2016) #750
“Flash Forward: Epilogue” (pp. 69-80), May 2020
Scott Lobdell [w], Brett Booth [p]
While flying through space atop the Mobius Chair, Wally West reminisces about his life. He witnesses events that occurred across times and universes, and notices inconsistencies in continuity, with the same events (such as the formation of the Teen Titans) occurring in the same Earth multiple times. He meets Tempus and explains that reality is broken, but Wally believes that he can fix it.
Swamp Thing appears on a panel with other superheroes as Wally considers the ‘Flashpoint’ and ‘Rebirth’ events.

Justice League Dark #21
“The Parliaments Of Life Part 2”, May 2020
Ram V, James Tynion IV [w], Alvaro Martinez Bueno [p], Nathan Fairbairn, Yanick Paquette [c]
Summary coming soon.
One of the creatures from the Rot resembles Cranius, one of Arcane’s oldest Un-Men.

Justice League Dark #22
“The Parliaments Of Life Part 3”, July 2020
Ram V, James Tynion IV [w], Alvaro Martinez Bueno, Amancay Nahuelpan [p], Nathan Fairbairn, Yanick Paquette [c]
Summary coming soon.
Swamp Thing only appears on the cover.

‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’ crossover

A sequel to the ‘Dark Nights: Metal’ crossover of 2017, in which Swamp Thing appeared briefly.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
“An Anti-Crisis; Part I; It All Matters”, August 2020
Scott Snyder [w], Greg Capullo [p]
Summary coming soon.

Justice League Dark #23
“The Parliaments Of Life Part 4”, August 2020
Ram V, James Tynion IV [w], Kyle Hotz [p]
Summary coming soon.

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #11
August 2020
Matt Fraction [w], Steve Lieber [p]
Summary coming soon.


[w] denotes writer, [p] denotes penciller, but I have included both penciller and inker if both are credited equally as artists. [c] denotes cover artist, but I have mostly only included the last in instances where Swampy is illustrated by someone other than the inside penciller.