Friday, October 11, 2019

Black Panther and Swamp Thing in: "The Monarch and The Muck Monster!"



The DC Streaming service just doesn't have enough new material to warrant a subscription from me yet.  The series that has most intrigued me, however, is the one season and out Swamp Thing.  I have been considering just renting it separately.  So I will put the question out there - is it worth it?  Has anyone been able to watch the complete run and give a review?

These two first met in STF #2470...

18 comments:

Anony mouse said...

I thought it never got completed cause of the money dispute.

Anony mouse said...

Dick Durock would be surprised to know his series version still has the most episodes. if creative differences did shut this version down then showing the older version might have shown what was done already. It's so nice to have leaders who know what they are doing.

jlbgriggs2 said...

It is worth it. And I wanted more.

Garguax said...

Not interested in Doom Patrol or Stargirl?

Unknown said...

I agree with jlbgriggs2 - very enjoyable and I am sorry it will not continue. However, Doom Patrol is MUCH better and I can't wait for season 2

Anony mouse said...

Could you have Swamp Thing team with Dynomutt without"Gumming Up the Works!"?

As to Swampy's last appearance with B.C., if Swampy is a colony creature of sorts, he could disconnect a part of himself from his body. Super Skrull can't do that.

Bob Greenwade said...

The main things that have kept me from subscribing are my own finances, and accessibility. I'm enjoying Netflix because I can get it on my TV as well as my computer and smartphone (though I usually watch on the latter) and bill it with Xfinity. I understand that Comcast is also looking into doing the same with Disney+, but DC Universe apparently just isn't a big enough deal.

(I've already determined that, rather than the 1 HDMI port on my current TV, my next one will have three: one for the cable box, one for the DVD player, and one for a Chromecast or similar device.)

@Anony mouse: The season was completed; it was cancelled because of the money dispute with the North Carolina government. I don't recall Dick Durock's version of Swamp Thing having a TV series, though, unless you're referring to the (frankly rather ridiculous) animated version. And what's this thing with "B.C." to which you refer?

Carycomic said...

Sad, but true, Bob. There was a live-action, half-hour long, two-or-three season spin-off of the Swamp Thing movies of the Eighties on the then-new USA Network.

@T'Challa: maybe because this isn't the Swamp Thing, at all. Maybe it's a phyto-genetic clone created by a) The H'lythri of Kun-Lun; b) the R'malki Corporation; or c) the Gardener of the Universe!

Anonymous said...

in all honesty, the swamp thing live action show could be called "abby and the sleepy little bayou town". swamp thing feels like a guest star in his own series. it is like quasi-rated r version of something you would see in the cw arrowverse. its not worth getting a subscription.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Abby was in the series. Except maybe as a clone (and a Pygmalionized impostor) during Season 3.

Bob Greenwade said...

Off the current topic: There have been a few entries on this blog featuring characters of the same name (the most awesome being the "Captains Marvel"). How about Wonder Man (Simon Williams, Marvel) and Wonder Man (Fred Carson, Fox)*? For good measure you could also include Wonder Man (Dane of Elysium, DC)**.

*This guy was the subject of a successful lawsuit from DC comics, who argued that he and his story were too similar to Superman in Action Comics #1. Thus, this Wonder Man only appeared in a single comic, Wonder Comics #1.

**This is another character who has appeared only once, in 2008's Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer - Superwoman/Batwoman. He's from Earth-11, where everyone is gender-swapped from Earth-1, making him that world's analogue of Wonder Woman. Decently-angled pictures of him are sparse even in the interior, so don't feel pressured on this one.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather see Scooby Doo, Kermit the Frog, and the Spider-Man from the Electric Company's "Spidey Super Stories" investigate a seemingly haunted PBS children's show called "Mr. Roget's Neighborhood." With "Weird Al" Yankovic as Mr. Roget, singing:

"It's a lovely day in the neighborhood; community; residential zone!"

ShadowWing Tronix said...

The Filmation versions of Superman and Batman & Robin appeared on Sesame Street a long time ago. You could toss them in there.

ShadowWing Tronix said...

Actually, that just gave me a good idea. Spider-Man, Letterman, and the Electric Company version of Blue Beetle (before they knew of the comic character) never teamed up on the show. That might be a good one. Maybe have them rescue Fargo North.

Anony mouse said...

Actually ShadowWing Tronix that is untrue. Spider-Man and the Electric Company version of Blue Beetle teamed up to teach "true and untrue" statements. You can still catch it on Youtube. Somebody had to have known of the Blue Beetle by name at least for what they did to his costume.

Anony mouse said...

Besides, they could team up to find Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Where else :Conjunction Junction!

Carycomic said...

They could also team up with BTVS against Count Von Count!

"1...2...3...4 adversaries! Uh! Oh!"

Reg Aubry said...

I had a subscription this summer. It was worth it for Doom Patrol, and then reading some old comics. (Doom Patrol was kind of like "The Umbrella Academy" meets "The Boys". Oooh look, superheroes who swear! Edgy! Still, it was a lot of fun.) Swamp Thing - looked pretty, too slow - you can tell the writers are stalling and drawing out the material to fill a season. Titans was...I can't even. Just take every beloved DC sidekick character from my youth and make them a hot mess disappointment. Just an ugly show from nearly every angle. Once I was done with Doom Patrol, and then watching as many of Young Justice as I could through August, I shut down the subscription. I'll wait to buy the complete run of Young Justice when it's done.

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