DC Sampler #1 (1983)
Features previews and artwork from the best. I posted the second and third Sampler a few months back and this is the first book of the three. It features a small, star-filled Swamp Thing.
Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano created the wraparound cover.
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The Comics Buyer’s Guide For Comic Fandom #433 March, 5 1982
Cover: The Shadow by Terry Beatty
I sincerely enjoy researching and combing through this mountain of CBGs I’ve recently acquired, looking for any sign of Swamp Thing. In doing so I get to re-discover appearances, ads and articles that may have been long forgotten or brand new to folks that are unfamiliar with the content. No matter how big or small, a Swamp Thing sighting is an exciting moment. With these sightings comes a background story and something to document; not only for me but other Swamp Thing fans to reference. The longer I work on this website and build my Swampy collection, I find a great deal of enjoyment in treating the data and information I’m compiling as a reference tool/database. That being said/long story short, I present to you a very small Swamp Thing appearance within a full page ad.
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Comics Buyer’s Guide #712 July, 10 1987
My local comic shop wiz and Swampy friend, John set aside a large box of Comics Buyer’s Guides for me to go through for Swamp Thing research and I found the most amazing Swamp Thing related articles, illustrations, ads and comic strips. I reviewed over 5 years of newspapers in three hours and am so excited to share my findings with you. It’ll take some time to thoroughly read through all of the CBGs I acquired but I’ll keep you posted as I do. This issue grabbed my attention first with the Rick Veitch interview, A talk with Swamp Thing’s new writer.
Like all CBG newspapers, this post has quite a bit of of content. I’ve included numerous questions and answers regarding Veitch’s prep and process for taking over the muck-encrusted reigns after Moore’s departure.
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Cosmopolitan Magazine – The Love Issue July 2015
Although I can’t say it with complete certainty, this should be the first and last Cosmopolitan Magazine post on the Roots website as well as in my Swamp Thing collection.
The cover is pretty cool. the book was designed with a tear-away layer to reveal the actual cover.
To each, their own; I won’t bad-mouth a magazine I don’t read and I was very interested when I heard that Swampy is mentioned. This issue spotlights couples that cosplay together.
This cool New Jersey couple does a wonderful job with their Swamp Thing costumes. It appears to be inspired by the New 52 design. Continue reading “Cosmopolitan Magazine… yep”