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"The idea that one machine is better than another machine is something that isn't really part of [the machine kingdom's] worldview. Every machine has a purpose. The only machine that's not useful is a broken machine. As long as a machine works — you know, a screwdriver is just as important as a supercomputer.

"So the idea that there would be one machine or avatar that would be controlling everything just doesn't make sense to them."
-- Charles Soule

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"So the sort of big, sort of meta thread throughout my whole run of Swamp Thing has been a past/present/future theme. So the first arc, dealth with ST just getting the job, learn everything real fast, and getting advice from The Parliment of Trees (a sort of advisory body for the The Green’s current Avatar) and at the end of that arc he realizes… I’ll do it on my own. He fires his advisors and then we moved onto the second arc. Now the second has been about the present. Defining, for Alec Holland, what his run as Avatar is going to be. That’s also been, for me as the writer, what I’ve been talking about too. So the first arc was me thinking about all the amazing guys and stories that have come before: Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Dysart, Brian K. Vaughn, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar. Everyone you can think of. So the second arc has been about me saying, okay this is the kind of world-building and mythology building that I’m about as the writer of Swamp Thing, and now we’re moving into the third arc, which is the future." -- Charles Soule

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'If there's any book that lets you say, "hey, why not?" and try weird things, it is Swamp Thing, for sure. And I also feel like it's a way to challenge both the main character, Alec Holland, and the reader a little bit. Because anytime you can break through the pre-conceived notions about what the book can be or should be about, I think it's a great thing.' -- Charles Soule

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'From the very beginning, I had "Put him under the sea, and see what he looks like there," on my laundry list of things I wanted to do, and so this is when that's happening.' -- Charles Soule

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"I think the one thing Swamp Thing has been consistent with during its entire run is that it's a book about ideas. It's a place where writers and artists can try almost anything - and they often do." -- Charles Soule

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"Because Swamp Thing’s now running around in the same world as the rest of DC’s great lineup, I can put him into situations where he’s interacting with other superpowered characters — in some cases for the first time. Many possibilities for great stories, and I’m going to do what I can to tell a few!" -- Charles Soule

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So in the last issue of Birds of Prey, Batgirl joined the group, they located their cleaner boys, and before they knew it, they found themselves on the streets with Batgirl missing from the group.

...or was she really there to begin with? Surely Poison Ivy would remember a foe she's fought! And speaking of Ivy...what other deck of cards is she playing?

4 pages of 'what the fuck did I just read?' D: )
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A little bit of a plug, if that's all right: I'm the project admin for Womanthology, a comics anthology coming out from IDW this December and featuring work by over 140 women. I know I'm not the only SD-er involved: our creators include both established pros (Gail Simone, Ming Doyle, Colleen Doran, and Fiona Staples, among others) and unpublished newcomers--and some exciting teams that mix the two! We've been raising funds on Kickstarter for the last month, and the campaign ends tomorrow. As of now, we're within sight of the (astonishing, to us!) $100,000 mark: if we can hit that target we can get free copies to libraries and schools, and make more books like this in future to give new and unpublished creators a chance to get their work seen.

For legality, and because they're awesome, some pages from Birds of Prey #12 (4 and a bit pages) and #13 (just under 1 page), by Gail Simone, one of our contributing writers. Art is by Jesus Saiz and Diego Olmos. These pages feature a Huntress/Question team-up that makes my heart happy :)

Son of a.... backpack! )

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