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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alan Moore's SWAMP THING from the inside

I recently ran across THIS PAGE where artist Steven Bissette begins posting all the little bits of paper and details surrounding the creation of a true modern classic, Alan Moore and John Totelben's pivotal SWAMP THING #20.

If you're a fan, go and read it. It's fascinating.

Never read SWAMP THING? Well, check out the SWAMP THING sampler issue that DC has released in the wake of WATCHMEN... it's only $1.00 and reprints the classic Alan Moore-penned story "The Anatomy Lesson". Gripping, chilling stuff.

Oh, and as noted in theWiki entry for Swamp Thing, "Saga of the Swamp Thing was the first mainstream comic book series to completely abandon the Comics Code Authority and write directly for adults."

Seems like it was only yesterday that a major publisher would take that step, proving that more comics were being sold in specialty stores than the usual outlets, as newsstand sales dwindled. It's all part of the '80s rebirth/renaissance of comic books that we are still enjoying today.

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At 4/14/2009 9:22 PM, Blogger josh said...

I just finished the first hardcover and can't wait to read the rest of the story. Alan Moore is neat!

At 4/18/2009 9:48 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Yeah, I read the $1.00 SWAMP THING with "The Anatomy Lesson" and it took me back to when I was buying SWAMP THING off the rack and being completely blown away by the stories... time to re-read the run.


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