I don’t want to cast any shade on Tom Yeates’s art, but compared with what’s inside the pages, this cover is kind of lacking.
The beatific expression on Swampy’s face here is really lovely as he floats through the Green, truly at peace for once.
… which continues and gets louder as we see its source. On the next page, this kid gets killed too, but we don’t need to see that. Just know that Woodrue has begun his holy mission.
Swampy comes upon a “red” mind in the Green. It belongs to Woodrue, who, despite being an agent OF the Green, has murderous intent.
Abby calls for Alec, the way she always has over the course of this series. She’s always been written as a damsel in distress.
Then the plants within, all connected to the Green, begin to produce oxygen at an accelerated rate, eventually producing an explosive effect.
This sequence of panels is particularly inspired, as they transition from horizontal to vertical, just like…
Meanwhile, this kid, who Woodrue allowed to escape the conflagration, has been taken in by a police station a few miles away. I’ll admit it: the text, culminating in the final paragraph, gave me chills.