Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 23rd 1998
Pages no: 173
Edition language: English
Series: Swamp Thing Vol. II (#1)
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.
I definitely enjoyed this one, and it was Alan Moore in good shape (certainly better shape than that mass of who knows what known as From Hell, which I tried to read and dropped). Anyhow, I was familiar with the character of Swamp Thing, but I had never really read it. So, this makes a pretty good e...
I am pretty sure this is the first I've read of Swamp Thing. I have a vague memory of Swamp Thing guest starring in an issue of a trade I read long ago, but that hardly counts. So I don't have a background in what Alan Moore is doing here that's different from what came before. What must have been a...
Still a visual marvel of a comic years and years later... Alan Moore is known as being one of the best comic writers ever, and the more and more I read of his, I see why.. I might end up being a very serious Swamp Thing fan by the time I'm done reading this run.