Monday, March 21, 2011

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing is a comic book character residing in the DC Comics universe.  He first appeared in the horror anthology, House of Secrets, in July 1971.  This issue of House of Secrets, along with the first 12 issues of Swamp Thing, was written and created by Len Wein, with artwork by Berni Wrightson.  The first series lasted for only 24 issues.
The second series of comics was produced to take advantage of the 1982 Swamp Thing movie by Wes Craven.  The comics were only marginally successful until Alan Moore took over as writer.  Moore took the character in a new direction, starting with issue #21.  For several years running, Swamp Thing was widely considered the best comic books had to offer and won many awards.
There have been two movies, an animated mini series, and four comic book runs.  Here are my takes on the character.

 Wizard Cover Art, November 1992

Paper Sculpture, March 1995

Girl from the Green (based on a Swamp Thing character), December 1997

Swamp Thinker paper sculpture, February 2004

Swamp Thinker Comic Book, February 2004

Swamp Thinker with digital background, January 2005

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