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Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing was memorable on many levels. As well as reinventing a rather lackluster take on the titular character and changing the rules of the game completely in "The Anatomy Lesson", he also introduced John Constantine and Swamp Thing's true nature as an embodiment of the plantlife of the world. Constantine would put Swamp Thing through many trials and tests to make him become used to his new existence and the true extent of his powers.

He also did some truly awesome horror stories... This is one that lingers with me, partly because of the hook for the main character, and partly because of the amazing art from Steve Bissette and John Totleben (And Ron Randall too, according to Mr Bisssette himself)

Say hello to the nice people Swamp Thing!

"Hi nice people!"

I was never able to take American's referring to "the Boogeyman" seriously. As a kid in the 1970's it was a dance, and how could a monster be named after a fun, if silly-looking, dance? In the UK there is another name for such monsters, a much less pleasant sounding word, so from Swamp Thing 44, I present...

Bogeymen! )

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Alan Moore is quite a popular writer these days with major motion pictures and all, so it's feasible fans of his graphic novels might want to check out Swamp Thing. Herein lies the problem: unlike something like V for Vendetta or Watchmen, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run is not self contained. In fact the title of the first issue of Swamp Thing, "Loose Ends", reflects this. Earlier editions of the first TPB resolved this problem by simply not including issue, however this isn't a very good solution because some of these "loose ends" return latter in the run. Seeing as the issues leading up to Moore's run were never collected, I think it's fair to post them here.
Read more... )
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By request. Seven pages and a panel under the cut.Read more... )

Suggested tags: title: swamp thing, publisher: dc, creator: alan moore, creator: john totleben, creator: rick veitch, char: swamp thing/alec holland, char: john constantine, genre: horror
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The request that started this. 7 pages from the 23 page Swamp Thing 34, volume two. 'Rite of Spring' by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben.

I believe this issue is best read with the live version of 'In-a-godda-da-vida' playing in a different tab. The live version is 20 minutes, just hit to Part 2 and Part 3 as each clip ends. If you prefer the more sedate and contemplative 17 minute studio version, try part 1 then here for the rest.
Read more... )

Suggested tags: title: swamp thing, publisher: dc, creator: alan moore, creator: stephen bissette, creator: john totleben, char: swamp thing/alec holland
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I remember someone posted the first page on S_D 1.0. So, reposting 7 pages from 21-page Swamp Thing 25, volume two. I suggest first rereading this post, as it leads directly to this one.Read more... )

Suggested tags: char: swamp thing/alec holland, char: jason woodrue, char: superman/clark kent, char: flash/barry allen, char: wonder woman/diana prince, char: hawkman/katar hol, char: green lantern/hal jordan, char: aquaman/arther curry/orin, char: firestorm/ronald raymond, char: zatanna, char: green arrow/olliver queen, title: swamp thing, publisher: dc, creator: alan moore, creator: stephen bissette, creator: john totleben
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In many ways, Bissette's finest--and most "Bissette-ey"--sequence in the whole run.
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So...I had no idea Neil Gaiman wrote a Green Lantern story. Apparently the tale has a pretty interesting history ('How do you lose a Neil Gaiman script?'- Mark Waid). It's a pretty decent story, with a lot of talented artists attached (plus cameos by Deadman, The Phantom Stranger* and Selina Kyle).

*Due to certain constraints the Phantom Stranger may not appear as advertised. Or at all


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