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Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing…

Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing (1987)

by Alan Moore (Writer), Steve R. Bissette (Illustrator), John Totleben (Inker)

Other authors: John Costanza (Letterer), Tatjana Wood (Colorist)

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Series: Swamp Thing (Vol.2 1)

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Típico Alan Moore.

Muito aquém de Watchmen, mas ainda assim merecedor de leitura dedicada. ( )
  Ritinha_ | Aug 26, 2015 |
...trippy. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Sep 21, 2014 |
The problem with reading classic comics is that the introductions tend to talk them up beyond all believability, so by the time you finally read the damn book, you just aren't as impressed. (Don't read the introduction first. Please.) ( )
1 vote jen.e.moore | Sep 19, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this one. I'm not one to read a lot of superhero comics because I generally find them to be a little too formulaic. This certainly had it's moments, but overall strayed from what I would consider standard fare. The page layouts were astounding as were the illustrations. I spent a lot of time exploring each panel, and that made for a really captivating read. Certainly this isn't the masterpiece that V for Vendetta was or Watchmen, but I wasn't really expecting or looking for that. I will probably pick up more of these volumes in the future. ( )
  jakegest | Dec 24, 2013 |
Saga of a Swamp Thing was originally a series created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson.

Alan Moore begins this series with illustrators Steve Vissette and John Totleben. It begins AFTER the swamp thing is created, more precisely after the death of Alec Holland. As per this series, the swamp thing is *not* human, rather still has personality of Alec Holland. The back story has been dispensed in the introduction by Alan Moore.

Bright vibrant colours are the hallmark of the art work. Justice League features very briefly. Also, it was very refreshing to read something from Alan Moore that did not feature a crazy anarchist or a dystopian society. This book is more individualistic.

It was an interesting book, so much that it did make me want to check out how do things pan out for Swamp Thing and his friend from Alec's past life, Mrs. Cable. In this book, however, her husband Matthew Cable's character is just hinted at. I think this is one character that will evolve to his full glory in next books of this series. ( )
  poonamsharma | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Moore, AlanWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bissette, Steve R.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Totleben, JohnInkermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Costanza, JohnLetterersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, TatjanaColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zulli, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It's raining in Washington tonight.
He isn't Alec Holland. He never will be Alec Holland. He never was Alec Holland. He's just a ghost. A ghost dressed in weeds.
I? I am ... the Swamp Thing.
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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The Finnish edition includes the story "Loose Ends", but is otherwise identical to the English edition.
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Collecting classic tales from Alan Moore's award-winning run, this reprint series marks a high point in the history of graphic storytelling. Inspired by the creation of writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson, Alan Moore took the character to new heights in the 1980s with his unique narrative approach. His provocative and groundbreaking writing, combined with masterly artwork by some of the medium's top artists, made Swamp Thing one of the great comics of the late twentieth century. This volume includes Moore's first seven issues, Saga of the Swamp Thing #21-27.
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Collects the first seven stories, in which Jason Woodrue begins his study of the Swamp Thing and ultimately discovers its origin and secrets.

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