The Greatest Comic Book Artists Collection No.1 – Swamp Thing

The Greatest Comic Book Artists Collection No.1 – Swamp Thing (1980)
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I don’t know much about this series of books or if it was released in the US as well, but I picked it up from a gentleman in Italy.

The large format, “Dark Genesis” re-print measures  9″ x 12.75″ showing off the wonderful detail work of Berni Wrightson.
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The inside cover reads, “Italian Language Edition” which leads me to believe that the book was released worldwide.

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The back cover features a lo-res copy of the 1977 Comic Art Convention cover that Wrightson illustrated.
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although, I enjoy poking fun at how many books feature Swampy’s origin story, seeing them at this scale is beautiful. I could study his line work all day.

It’s fun to find differences in the re-prints from the original releases. For some reason “Swamp Thing” in the top left corner was treated differently than how it appeared in ST #1.
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Whether in Italian or English, two exclamation points are a must.

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The publisher added the final panel from Swampy’s debut, in House of Secret 92, on the inside of the back cover.


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