Swamp Thing 9 (1st Series)

Swamp Thing 9 (1974)
The Stalker From Beyond
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Swampy has been doing a lot of traveling and he finally makes it back home in issue 9. As you can see he’s still getting used to transportation.
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Oozing, slime-caked trail sounds awful. I’m glad this character flaw didn’t carry over in other issues.

Meanwhile, Cable & Abigail enjoy the splendors of subpar gulfcoast beaches.
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…why would this well dressed man choose to walk through the surf?
Find yourself some dry coastline.
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Matt, calm down. Let Smithers wring his pants out on your lap.

Back at the swamp barn turned super secret lab, Swampy figures things out really quickly.
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An alien in the lab!? “It’s huge!”
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“Oh wait, he’s only a few inches taller than me”
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During his struggle with the alien stranger Swamp Thing finally harnesses his powers of regeneration!
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…  and friendship
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Everyone wants the alien while the alien just wants to go home.
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The book has a very strange and abrupt ending. I was really rooting for Swampy’s new friend.
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Ads:
That red baron is one hell of a fokker.
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Mickey has a smile in his trousers, Goofy is having chest pains.
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I wonder if bullying would decrease if these ads still ran in comics today.
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Joe Weider: transparent, white, destructive and cheap!
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Letters page:
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well then… I’ll keep my money.

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