Swamp Thing Vol. 9: Infernal Triangles

Swamp Thing Vol. 9: Infernal Triangles
By Rick Veitch (writer/arist) with Jamie Delano and Stephen R. Bissette (writers) and Alfredo Alcala with Tom Mandrake, Shawn McManus, Jim Fern, Stan Woch, John Totleben and Tom Yeates (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401210082

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting issues #77-81 of the series that helped to lay the foundation for the Vertigo line, ths volume follows the Avatar of the Green and Abby as they prepare for the birth of their child — only to have an alien intelligence rip the Swamp Thing away from his home just when he’s needed the most. This collection also reprints the 41-page “Distant Cousins” story from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3, featuring the all-ape adventures of the DCU’s most famous anthropoids.

The ninth collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. Most of the reprinted material was created by writer/artist Rick Veitch and inker Alfredo Alcala. Issue #77 was written by Jamie Delano. Issue #78 was written by Stephen R. Bissette. Tom Mandrake provided pencils for both 77 and 78. Shawn McManus, Jim Fern and Stan Woch contributed pencils to Swamp Thing Annual #3, which was inked by Tom Yeates. John Totleben illustrated the cover.
This is currently the final collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. In addition to the first twenty issues, the remainder of the series, which ran a total of 171 issues until 1996, has yet to be collected. Rick Veitch’s run as writer lasted until issue #88 with Tom Mandrake (#83-85) and Tom Yeates (#86-89) taking over art duties. Writer Doug Wheeler took over the series with issue #89 and remained on until issue #109. Artists Pat Broderick and Alfredo Alcala drew the book from #90 to #100 with the exception of occasional fill-ins by artists Kelley Jones (#94) and Tom Sutton (#98). Jones also contributed pages to #100. Writer Andrew Helfer stepped in for issue #101. Mike Hoffman took over art for the series with the same issue, remaining on until issue #109. Bill Jaaska illustrated a portion of #104. Writer Nancy Collins took over the series from issue #110 to #139. The series was then drawn by Tom Mandrake and Kim DeMulder, but saw several artists pitch in, such as Bill Jaaska (110), Shawn McManus (111), Tom Yeates & Shephard Hendrix (112-113) and Jan Duursema (117), until Scot Eaton replaced Mandrake beginning with issue #118. Issue #116 saw writer Dick Foreman and artist Shawn McManus fill in. Eaton and DeMulder stayed on as the art team until issue #138. Greg Baker replaced DeMulder for issue #124. Writer Dick Foreman filled in again for issue #126. Russell Braun replaced Eaton for #136 & #137. Rebecca Guay and DeMulder handled #139. Writers Grant Morrison and Mark Millar and artists Phil Hester and DeMulder took over the book with issue #140. Millar took over full writing duties with issue #144. Millar, Hester and DeMulder remained on until the series ended. Artists occasionally filled in, such as Chris Weston (153), Phil Jimenez (156-157), Jill Thompson (159). Curt Swan contributed penciled pages for the majority of issue #165. Aside from the cover of issue #157 by John Totleben for the cover of Swamp Thing Vol. 4: A Murder of Crows, these issues have never been collected or reprinted.


  1. Swamp Thing #77 (1988)
  2. Swamp Thing #78 (1988)
  3. Swamp Thing #79 (1988)
  4. Swamp Thing #80 (1988)
  5. Swamp Thing #81 (1988)
  6. Swamp Thing Annual #3 (1987)

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