Saga of the Swamp Thing (Book One) by Alan Moore

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30 thoughts on “Saga of the Swamp Thing (Book One) by Alan Moore

  1. Moore, portraying Superheroes as incompetents? Man, he really has that schtick down, doesn’t he?

    As for the tv show, I have to say I’m surprised, as DC has seemed to do pretty well on the silver screen.

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    1. Hahahaha at least the premise of this series isn’t focused on superheroes, he just made it clear that it wasn’t their terrain.

      It is sad but I think it’s because they launched the show on their new streaming service and that wasn’t ideal for the show… especially when it isn’t accessible to everyone around the world and isn’t an easy hook for people to subscribe to…

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      1. I really feel that DC shot themselves in the foot with trying to start their own service. They really should have gone with an already existing service. Oh well, I’m not in charge of them 😀

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  2. Fantastic review Lashaan of a remarkable run of comics. I read through all six volumes throughout last year and it really is (for the most part, it goes a little ‘off the rails’ towards the end I think) another astonishing work from Alan Moore with wonderful artwork. Metaphysical is definitely the right word to describe this run succinctly. I enjoyed the original Wein/Wrightson comics but I love the way Moore takes what was a fun monster/horror title and dive deep into themes of mythology and identity. The redefined origin of Swamp Thing is pure genius and makes the character that much more interesting.

    Man, I was gutted about the series being cut short – I currently have two episodes to go and it feels like there’s so much more to be done with it and to develop over subsequent seasons, which we now won’t get. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Swamp Thing in live action now with J.J. Abrams being handed the keys to the Justice League Dark franchise in film and TV.

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    1. Thank you so much, Chris. I look forward to completing this run and then checking out Snyder’s take on it. I really did love the direction he went to reinvent the character, it really gives him that Frankenstein kind of twist to the character.

      Oh man, I hope that J.J. Abrams project will come out some day. So much potential in the mere idea of it.

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      1. I hope to eventually check out the Snyder run myself – would be interested to hear your thoughts on that. If you’re in Swamp Thing mode I’d also recommend checking out the Tom King/Jason Fabok Winter Special from a couple of years ago (it’s reprinted in the recent ‘Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror’ collection) – great story and phenomenal art!

        Speaking of Fabok, couldn’t be more excited about us finally getting a release date for Three Jokers!

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  3. Lashaan I had to look what hypnagogic meant LOL. But I do agree with you on the art in this book! Excellent and instructive review.

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  4. I didn’t realize Moore worked on Swamp Thing. I might have read a couple issues when younger, though I don’t know for sure. If I did I wouldn’t have had a clue who Moore was at that time. I do recall watching the ’80’s movies. It’s interesting (and good) to see this material still out there.

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      1. You know, I really don’t remember all that much about the movies. I suspect I enjoyed them, but I was a kid who enjoyed ALL the “monster” movies of the time, no matter how corny or poorly made. I had no taste whatsoever at the time, and can’t claim to have much more now. 🙂

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