DC Comics: A Celebration of the World’s Favorite Comic Book Heroes

DC Comics: A Celebration of the World’s Favorite Comic Book Heroes (2003)
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This DC reference book has it all; character bios, artist histories, info on movie adaptations as well as collectibles.
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Swampy is prominently featured and has a few different articles within the book
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Mulch Ado About Bayou
The Swamp Thing portion of the book runs through his history as well as the stellar creators and artists who’ve contributed to his legacy.
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Swamp Thing On Screen
the Swamp Thing film and TV portion of the book does a great job breaking down info about the two feature films and the TV series.
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The level of Swamp Thing commitment is truly great. It’s no surprise that Swamp Thing has had so many chances at getting on the big and small screen.
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Another mention of the corrosive swamp waters. I’ve come across a few movie related interviews/articles that mention the ST suit decomposing in the swamp waters of South Carolina.
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“…lumbering around like a guy who woke up to discover that someone had put too much starch in his shorts.”
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Some of the more well known characters featured in the book have a collectibles page. There are some pretty great items. I’d love to put a Swamp Thing collectibles spread together for if they ever update the book. There certainly are enough crazy Swampy items out there.
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The book also features an action figures section! Unfortunately, Swampy was a no show.
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back cover:
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One thought on “DC Comics: A Celebration of the World’s Favorite Comic Book Heroes

  1. Interesting. I haven’t come across this book before, but it seems to be an updated version of this:
    Daniels, Les. “Swamp Thing : Much Ado About Bayou.” DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World’s Favorite Comic Book Heroes. Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1995. 158-61. Print.
    I think the Swamp Thing content might be the same in both books. It’s great to see Swampy get some quality mentions in this.

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