Monday, January 2, 2012
I've always dug characters that can cross over genres and these two swamp monsters certainly fit the bill. One issue could be a full on horror tale with a supernatural tinge and then then next issue Batman or Spider-Man would show up. I enjoyed Swamp thing as a kid and then was blown away like everyone when Alan Moore took over the title - but I have to admit I found Man-Thing to be the scarier of the two characters. The creepy nonhuman design and the fact that he would burn anyone, good or evil, if they showed too much fear sent chills down my young spine. Swamp Thing is enjoying better sales than he has had in years with the DC Reboot, and Man-Thing has been starring with the Thunderbolts lately. It's good to see the big guys still performing strong!