Category Archives: Swamp Thing

Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days

Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days
By Neil Gaiman with Matt Wagner (writers), Stephen Bissette, Richard Piers Rayner, Mike Hoffman, Mike Mignola, Dave McKean and Teddy Kristiansen with John Totleben and Kim DeMulder (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2000

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Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389517X

Synopsis from publisher:
An award-winning comic book writer and a best-selling novelist, Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most talented and imaginative modern-day authors. An amazing storyteller who weaves intricate plots into thought-provoking tales, Gaiman is credited with expanding the comic book medium into other literary genres. Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture, NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS collects some of the accomplished author’s earliest work. Included in these never-before-reprinted and original publications are entertaining tales featuring the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, the Swamp Thing, and John Constantine.

Notes:
This publication collects issues from various comic book series. All material was written by Neil Gaiman. The first story was a previously unpublished Swamp Thing story with art by Stephen Bissette and John Totleben. The second story reprints the first story from Swamp Thing Annual #5 with art by Richard Piers Rayner and Mike Hoffman with Kim DeMulder. The third story is the second story from Swamp Thing Annual #5 with art by Mike Mignola. The fourth story reprints Hellblazer #27 with art by Dave McKean. The fifth story reprints the 64-page original graphic novel Sandman Midnight Theatre, co-written with Matt Wagner and painted by Teddy Kristiansen. The cover was created by Dave McKean.

Hellblazer #27 was also reprinted in Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection. Sandman Midnight Theatre was published as an original graphic novel, but has since gone out of print. Swamp Thing Annual #5 had previously not been reprinted or collected.

Contents:

  1. previously unpublished Swamp Thing story
  2. Swamp Thing Annual #5 (1989) (first 42-page story and second 10-page story only; excludes 2-page “Who’s Who” profile)
  3. Hellblazer #27 (1990)
  4. Sandman Midnight Theatre (1995)
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Swamp Thing Book 3: Healing the Breach

Swamp Thing Book 3: Healing the Breach
By Joshua Dysart (writer), Enrique Breccia, Ronald Wimberly and Richard Corben (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2006

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Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401209343

Synopsis from publisher:
A new collection featuring issues #15-20 of the ongoing series. With the consciousness of Alec Holland still separated from its former host and scattered across the world, the Swamp Thing must face a new threat to the Green which is manifesting itself inside a growing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Notes:
The third collection of the fourth Swamp Thing comic book series. All reprinted material was created by writer Joshua Dysart and artist Enrique Breccia, with the exception of issue #19 by Dysart and artist Ronald Wimberly and issue #20 by Dysart and artist Richard Corben.
The series continued on for another nine issues, concluding with #29 in 2006. The remainder of the series has never been reprinted or collected. Dysart and Breccia remained the creative team until the end, with the exception of two issues by artists Dean Ormston (#25) and Jock (#26) stepping in for Breccia.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #15 (2005)
  2. Swamp Thing #16 (2005)
  3. Swamp Thing #17 (2005)
  4. Swamp Thing #18 (2005)
  5. Swamp Thing #19 (2005)
  6. Swamp Thing #20 (2005)

Swamp Thing Book 2: Love in Vain

Swamp Thing Book 2: Love in Vain
By Joshua Dysart (writer), Enrique Breccia and Timothy Green II (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 2005

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204937

Synopsis from publisher:
Reprinting issues #9-14 of this VERTIGO character’s newest incarnation, SWAMP THING: LOVE IN VAIN features the first two story arcs from writer Joshua Dysart — “Love in Vain” and “A Measure of Faith” — and continues to showcase the spectacular art of Enrique Breccia.

Notes:
The second collection of the fourth Swamp Thing comic book series. All reprinted material was created by writer Joshua Dysart and artist Enrique Breccia, with the exception of issues #13 & 14 by Dysart and artist Timothy Green II.
Issues #7 & 8 by writer Will Pfeifer and artist Richard Corben precede what is contained in this collection and have not yet been collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #9 (2005)
  2. Swamp Thing #10 (2005)
  3. Swamp Thing #11 (2005)
  4. Swamp Thing #12 (2005)
  5. Swamp Thing #13 (2005)
  6. Swamp Thing #14 (2005)

Swamp Thing Book 1: Bad Seed

Swamp Thing Book 1: Bad Seed
By Andy Diggle (writer) and Enrique Breccia (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2005

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Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 140120421X

Synopsis from publisher:
The first story arc of the acclaimed return of SWAMP THING is collected in BAD SEED, reprinting issues #1-6 of the new ongoing series written by Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS) and illustrated by Enrique Breccia (LOVECRAFT).

BAD SEED finds the Swamp Thing joined to the Earth itself, surpassing even his old power as the champion of the Green, and no longer inhibited by the human conscience of his original template, Alec Holland. Without this constraint, the Swamp Thing threatens to re-balance the natural world at the cost of countless human casualties — including his own daughter Tefé and his love, Abby — unless the man who originally showed him his true nature, John Constantine, can find a way to stop him.

Notes:
The first collection of the fourth Swamp Thing comic book series. All reprinted material was created by writer Andy Diggle and artist Enrique Breccia.
The third Swamp Thing comic book series has never been collected or reprinted. That series debuted in 2000 and ran for 20 issues. It was written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by artists Roger Petersen and Giuseppe Camuncoli, with Steve Lieber, Guy Davis and Paul Pope.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #1 (2004)
  2. Swamp Thing #2 (2004)
  3. Swamp Thing #3 (2004)
  4. Swamp Thing #4 (2004)
  5. Swamp Thing #5 (2004)
  6. Swamp Thing #6 (2004)

Swamp Thing: Roots

Swamp Thing: Roots
By Jon J. Muth (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 1998

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Cover price: $7.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893770

Synopsis from publisher:
None available.

Notes:
This is a graphic novel containing all-original material. This 64-page release features story and fully-painted artwork by Jon J. Muth. It was released a year following the cancellation of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. The story depicts a previous Swamp Thing from the 1940s. The publication is currently out-of-print but may still be available through various retailers and book stores.

Reprints: N/A

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

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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.

Notes:
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.

Reprints:

  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)

Swamp Thing Vol. 8: Spontaneous Generation

Swamp Thing Vol. 8: Spontaneous Generation
By Rick Veitch (writer/artist) and Alfredo Alcala with John Totleben (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2006

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Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401207936

Synopsis from publisher:
Rick Veitch continues his run on the series that helped lay the foundation for the Vertigo line in this new trade paperback collecting SWAMP THING #71-76 . Swamp Thing must find a way to allow himself and his heir to coexist in this world. The solution that presents itself after repeated failures comes as a surprise to everyone, especially John Constantine, who is about to become an unlikely father.

Notes:
The eighth collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. All of the reprinted material was created by writer/artist Rick Veitch and inker Alfredo Alcala. John Totleben illustrated the cover.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #71 (1988)
  2. Swamp Thing #72 (1988)
  3. Swamp Thing #73 (1988)
  4. Swamp Thing #74 (1988)
  5. Swamp Thing #75 (1988)
  6. Swamp Thing #76 (1988)

Swamp Thing Vol. 7: Regenesis

Swamp Thing Vol. 7: Regenesis
By Rick Veitch (writer/artist) and Alfredo Alcala with Brett Ewins and Tom Yeates (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2004

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Cover price: $17.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202675

Synopsis from publisher:
Picking up where Alan Moore’s run leaves off, SWAMP THING: REGENESIS collects SWAMP THING #65-70, the first story arc written by Moore’s veteran artistic collaborator on the title: Rick Veitch. As both writer and penciller, Veitch displays a masterly grasp of the unique world of the Swamp Thing and brings a new energy to the story of the Avatar of the Green. After his joyful reunion with his beloved Abby, the thing that was once called Alec Holland must now face the consequences of his long journey through space. A new Swamp Thing is being born, and the old must make a decision: destroy it and maintain his supremacy, or allow it to be born and risk the destruction of the Green.

Notes:
The seventh collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. All reprinted material was by writer/artist Rick Veitch and inker Alfredo Alcala. Brett Ewins contributed pencil work to issue #70. The cover was inked by Tom Yeates.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #65 (1987)
  2. Swamp Thing #66 (1987)
  3. Swamp Thing #67 (1987)
  4. Swamp Thing #68 (1988)
  5. Swamp Thing #69 (1988)
  6. Swamp Thing #70 (1988)

Swamp Thing Vol. 6: Reunion

Swamp Thing Vol. 6: Reunion
By Alan Moore (writer), Rick Veitch, Stephen R. Bissette, John Totleben (writers/artists), Alfredo Alcala and Tom Yeates (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2003

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Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563899752

Synopsis from publisher:
The concluding trade paperback collecting Alan Moore’s groundbreaking run on SWAMP THING, REUNION reprints issues #57-64 of this legendary VERTIGO foundation title.

Notes:
The sixth collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. All reprinted material was written by Alan Moore. Art team Rick Veitch and Alfredo Alcala handled most of the issues. John Totleben illustrated issue #60. The plot for issue #59 was written by Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Alan Moore and Rick Veitch. Veitch also wrote issue #62, in preparation for him taking over writing the series. Stephen Bissette and Tom Yeates contributed pencil work to #64.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #57 (1987)
  2. Swamp Thing #58 (1987)
  3. Swamp Thing #59 (1987)
  4. Swamp Thing #60 (1987)
  5. Swamp Thing #61 (1987)
  6. Swamp Thing #62 (1987)
  7. Swamp Thing #63 (1987)
  8. Swamp Thing #64 (1987)

Bonus material:

  1. Cover gallery

Swamp Thing Vol. 5: Earth to Earth

Swamp Thing Vol. 5: Earth to Earth
By Alan Moore with Len Wein (writers), Rick Veitch, John Totleben and Alfredo Alcala with Bernie Wrightson (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2002

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Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898047

Synopsis from publisher:
Returned from his sojourn to hell, Swamp Thing discovers that his girlfriend Abby is being persecuted for their “unnatural relations”. When she skips town for Gotham City, he follows and runs afoul of Batman, Lex Luthor, and the Gotham City P.D.

Notes:
The fifth collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series. Nearly all of the reprinted material was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Rick Veitch and Alfredo Alcala. John Totleben illustrated #53 and contributed inking to #55. Issue #56 included a re-presentation of issue #10 of the first Swamp Thing comic book series by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson.

Reprints:

  1. Swamp Thing #51 (1986)
  2. Swamp Thing #52 (1986)
  3. Swamp Thing #53 (1986)
  4. Swamp Thing #54 (1986)
  5. Swamp Thing #55 (1986)
  6. Swamp Thing #56 (1987)
  7. Swamp Thing #10 (1974)