Wrightson’s Swamp Thing 1: Alec Hollands Sære Skæbne

July 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Wrightson’s Swamp Thing 1 (1979)
Alec Hollands Sære Skæbne
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The title of this Danish book translates to “Alec Holland’s Strange Fate”
Strange indeed. The format of the book reminds me of this Italian edition.
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This just in!

July 24, 2015 § 2 Comments

My Swamp Thing collection has been certified by Guinness World Records. If you’re new to the site, this post may help to bring you up to speed.
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The final tally of Swamp Thing collectibles came to 797. 839 items were reviewed but Guinness doesn’t recognize name only references in magazine articles. If an article primarily focuses on Swamp Thing, it counts. Good to know for when your Swamp Thing obsession leads you to a heap of cool Swamp Thing books/collectibles and you get a wild hair to go for a world record.
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Numbers aside, I’m just as proud of seeing the whole Guinness process through, from start to finish, as I am of my collection. « Read the rest of this entry »

Swamp Monster – Murray

July 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

Swamp Monster – Murray Comics (1981) Australian
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This Murray edition features Swamp Thing #5-9
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Detail: the cover is an interpretation of one of Wrightson’s illustrations from 1974
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Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror 11

July 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror 11 (2005)
Squish Thing
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Classic DC and Marvel are well represented in this book

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Wein and Wrightson team up to tell the tale of Squish Thing, a Simpsons/Swamp Thing parody.

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Creature of the Unknown – Murray

July 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

I’ve recently come in contact with another wonderful Australian comic fan. This time, a book dealer with some Swamp Thing editions that I’ve been looking for for a while now. Thanks to Swampy friend Zac, of Seeds and Leaves, I have a copy of Superman Presents Swamp Thing. Now I’ve obtained the Australian Murray edition, Creature of the Unknown as well as one of the three Swamp Monster editions. The other two, I’ve never seen for sale so I’m very excited to eventually track them down as well. Swamp Monster in the mail currently, I’ll post it when it arrives.

Creature of the Unknown – Murray Comics (1980) Australian
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Garbage Pail Parody

July 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

I recently saw an image of this Garbage Pail Kids card online and thought it was a joke or fan-art. Nope, it’s real and I had to have it. The front of the card depicts a parody of Swamp Thing 21 (series 2). Michelle Muck and Gorgeous George/Dollar Bill are our stand-ins.
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Return of Swamp Thing costume pieces

July 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

At an estate sale back home in Savannah, my parents found these promo stills with pieces of screen-worn ST costume. The folks that ran the estate sale said the man who owned the memorabilia had thousands of items relating to feature film and television. The pictures I saw of his Paul Newman and Ernest Borgnine memorabilia were pretty great.
The pieces are from The Return of Swamp Thing.
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They were glued to the glass in the frame …crazy. Luckily, I was able to remove the pieces cleanly with a sharp razors. Here are detailed photos of both. « Read the rest of this entry »

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