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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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Written by Alan Moore; Art by Stephen Bissette and John Totleben Created out of the Swamp by a freak accident, Swamp Thing is an elemental creature who uses the forces of nature and wisdom of the plant kingdom to fight the polluted world's self-destruction. Inspired by the creation of writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson, Alan Moore took the Swamp Thing 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.… (more)
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This is the first Alan Moore work I've read and actually enjoyed. ( )
  Fardo | Oct 15, 2019 |
3.5 stars. 5 stars for chapters 1 and 2. The rest of this volume really fell flat in comparison. The first 2 chapters were so good, though, that I can't give this volume less than 4 stars. ( )
  lhofer | Sep 26, 2018 |
These comics changed everything for me. Took me right out of the super world and into a world of horror. A world where writing was king. They hold up incredibly well. I still loved every issue. ( )
1 vote CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
The dark, disturbing tales within revamped the Swamp Thing from a dime-a-dozen horror book into an epic tale about the balance between different life forces (in this case, the green--plants--and the red--animal life).

The opening story arc does a particularly good job of this, though I was less engrossed in the second arc featuring the demon Etrigan. Even so, this is a smartly written comic with gruesome (in a good way) artwork.

If you've liked anything else by Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen), give this one a try! ( )
1 vote wethewatched | Jan 7, 2016 |
A tad silly, beautiful art, highly entertaining. ( )
  Michael.Xolotl | Nov 11, 2015 |
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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.
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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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This is the edition that does not contain "Loose Ends" (aka issue 20).
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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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