Famous Monsters 183

Famous Monsters 183 (1982)
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This issue of Famous Monsters is one my favorite books relating to the ST movie. The article is so positive and upbeat about the character and movie.

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grime might pay

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“loneliness, greed, envy, and the trials of friendship” well said!

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The article mentions the changing of the ST logo. ST’s logo changed in issue 23 of series one. This is the first article I have read that mentions the change. The new ST logo featured on the cover of issue 23 was short lived. It graced the cover of 2 issues (ST 23 & 24 series 1). Gaspar Saladino designed the original Swampy logo. He also designed the House of Secrets logo, fittingly enough.

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The table of contents was a good indication of the quality of puns we are working with. Muck Jagger will go down in the record books.

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Stunt legend Tony Cecere played Alec Holland in the origin scene. Hoping for the best while lit on fire seems like a tough sell.

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This is a fantastic description and a view that I also share.
I never got into Swamp Thing because it was a horror/monster book. I was drawn to the writing and visuals depicting the personal struggle, the struggles amongst humanity and longing.
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The article features so much great information. Here is a very interesting excerpt about Louis Jourdan.
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The top left image shows Ray Wise wearing the Swampy suit.
The bottom left photo is cited as being Ray Wise chatting with a stunt double. I wonder if they are referring to Durock and Wise.

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I loved reading Craven’s techniques on filming the movie. The description reminded me of the Batman ’66 show.

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The book is full of great articles. Modern Problems wasn’t my favorite Chase film but it was an entertaining read.

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back cover

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This magazine is filled with great ads. It was good that I was not aware of this book when I was a kid.
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I don’t think I could have gotten away with a 6′ Vampirella as a kid. I don’t think I could get away with it today. My fiance is saint enough, allowing me to indulge in my Swamp Thing escapades.
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