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
The 96pg book features Swamp Thing #15 The Soul-Spell of Father Bliss (Series 1)
with a large, b/w reprint of the pantsing incident
The book also features the Rip Hunter story, The Earthlings of 5,000,000 B.C.
On the inside of the back cover is Len Wein’s poem from House of Mystery #200 (1972)
“Slogging Through the Swamp on a Murky Evening”