Friday, April 15, 2016

Werewolf By Night Vs. Swamp Thing



It's great that Len Wein is back writing the adventures of Swamp Thing.  Don't get me wrong, I was a huge fan of what Alan Moore did with the character - but I still look back fondly to Swamp Thing's original series by Wein and Wrightson.  I loved that this horror character shared the same world as Superman and Batman, and their run was a scary, moody delight.

20 comments:

Alaric Shapli said...

I'd buy this in an instant.

Cary Comic said...

Some of his co-workers at Marvel, though, felt he was too much of a perfectionist. Hence, their creation of the teddy bear-collecting giant alien called "Enilwen" in SHE-HULK, during the 1990's.

Bob Greenwade said...

Swamp Thing does work best in the dark, moody tales*. How about ruining that by teaming him up with someone like Deadpool?

*Despite this, I did enjoy the highly campy "Return of the Swamp Thing" movie. It very nicely keeps a tone similar to that of the '66 Batman series.

Linneman said...

Very cool. I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of comics' weird horror/superhero genre mashups.

Alaric Shapli said...

Y'know, a Man-Thing/Creature Commandos team-up could be fun, as a kind of inversion of this one...

Anonymous said...

@Alaric: Batman meets WBN would be even better!

Ross said...

That one is on here already...

Anonymous said...

Not one-on-one, it's not.

Ross said...

check again, it's there

Richard Fuller said...

Reminds me of Marvel Premiere #28 with the Legion of Monsters (Man-Thing, Werewolf By Night, Morbius and Ghost Rider).

My brother and I kept waiting for a follow-up, which of course was never to be.

I think the only time I ever really liked a Swamp Thing story was a Brave and the Bold appearance.

Paul Green said...

I also was a big fan of
Wein/Wrightson's Swamp Thing, but also liked his Brave and Bold stories by Haney/Aparo. This cover is great, the character team as well as the art combination. Another issue I would gladly buy!
If we see a contrasting team for ST, he could meet Groo or DaffyDuck as Stupor Duck!

Anonymous said...

A little _too_ last generation to count. Don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Previous anon,
Would Swamp Thing and Kermit the Frog also fail to meet your approbation?

Alaric Shapli said...

Swamp Thing (or Man-Thing, for that matter) and Kermit the Frog is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Or both

Bob Greenwade said...

Paul -- If Swampy were to meet some incarnation of Daffy Duck, I'd rather it was Duck Dodgers. (Oy, talk about a mismatch!)

Anonymous said...

@ My Namesake: Yes, it would. Especially, if Ross wasn't trying to use a previous guest-appearance as part of a big group, or in a "lost issue" of B&B (as opposed to STF proper) as a polite way of copping out on such a depiction.

Bob Buethe said...

How is it a cop-out, just because the logo reads "The Brave and the Bold" instead of "Super-Team Family?" It's still a Ross Pearsall original.

Anonymous said...

If Sarah Schecter used that same logic, we could have had as many Supergirl/Flash crossovers, as there are Flash/Arrow crossovers, by this point.

Anonymous said...

But, fortunately for all concerned, she didn't.

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