“Romance has long been a pillar of what humanizes the heroes we love, and “Rite of Spring” is an exercise in how that can still work even when our protagonist is made of plants, flowers, and elemental magic. Though DC couples like Clark and Lois or Bruce and Selina might be more well known, Swamp Thing and Abby have their own special kind of relationship which plays on a “Beauty and the Beast”-style trope…It’s a romance that works against the odds between creature and human, and it’s all the more special for it.”
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