Swamp Thing [vol. 01]

Swamp Thing [vol. 01]

Saga of the Swamp Thing

Graphic Novel - 1987
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Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history.

With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, SWAMP THING's stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING Book One collects issues #20-27 of this seminal series including the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline.

Book One begins with the story "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story that reshapes SWAMP THING mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond.

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c1987.
ISBN: 9781401220839
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX FICTION SWA v.01
Characteristics: [170] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Saga of the Swamp Thing


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Feb 09, 2016

It’s not mentioned here but this volume reprints issues #43 - #50 leading up to the double sized spectacular issue # 50 that to this day is still probably the heaviest comic a major superhero publisher has ever put out. People will always do Good vs Evil stories with angels and demon and heaven and hell but to actually portray evil if not in a sympathetic light but maybe to respect it is something you really don’t see in a superhero comic very much. Heavy stuff.

Aug 31, 2015

I got interested in Swamp Thing from Hellblazer. Which is another great comic. I really love this character and was so glad DC heroes didn't interfere with the character progression.

Jan 27, 2015

This was the "genesis" of mature comic. Alan Moore took a mostly uninteresting character and gave it new dimensions, without erasing the original materials. The details of the story, dialogue, graphics, drawing, layout, etc. are all perfect. Nothing comes close to it until Sandman.

FredMassin Nov 21, 2012

This was the first Swamp Thing I 've read and I was caught on first page. I have read some other since, but, in its category, this one stays on top of every Things.

Sep 16, 2009

Awesome and classic character that has woefully been forgotten amidst a terrible film and sloppy cartoon effort. Swamp Thing is a throwback to pulp, with it's usage of 70's science (hallucinogens are used multiple times and are regarded as normalcy) Swamp Thing is still a lit masterpiece, with the final story, The Sleep of Reason, being my fav. Swamp Thing battles a creature that assumes the form of a greatest fear. This story serves as an examination of trauma, fear and insanity. Another mature story by Alan Moore, regarded as one of the most intelligent and provocative writers in comics in the last century.

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