Friday, April 15, 2011

The Thing and Swamp Thing



It looks like Swamp Thing is about to get a little more focus as he was only recently reintroduced to the mainstream DC Universe, after having been confined to the Vertigo Imprint for many years. I for one thing this has been long overdue. I'm not sure what was accomplished by separating the Vertigo characters from the rest of the DCU, and I think a strong argument can be made that the best Swamp Thing stories were told before he became for "mature readers only". I tried out the Vertigo Swamp Thing titles a bunch of times, but they never grabbed me the way the Len Wein or Alan Moore tales did. Now, don't get me wrong - I don't want to see Swamp Thing join the Teen Titans or anything, it's just good that he is finally once again an active and important member of the DCU.

3 comments:

Mikeyboy said...

The Swamp Thing has ever been a favorite of mine and the Nestor Redondo studio issues we among some of the greatest comic book stories ever produced.
Ross...your cover is really cool I love how you blended the covers together. They work....Have you visited using any of the THING series covers for you reinterpretations?

Ross said...

A few covers from that series have already appeared and there are more to come!

blackduke said...

I have one problem with DC taking Swamp Thing back - it nixed Vertigo's plans of giving his series to China Mieville, who is an awesome writer.

Also, I'm trying again with a request - how about Darkwing Duck?

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