The Comics Journal 82

The Comics Journal 82 (1983)

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The main focus of this issue of The Comics Journal is Dave and Deni Sim but of course I am only fixated upon the Swamp Thing related content.

This gaunt, knock-kneed Swamp Thing illustration by Fred Hembeck was the reason why I picked up this book. Fellow Swamp Thing fan, Jeff Gauntt brought the letters page illustration to my attention. Thanks Jeff!
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Now that the important stuff is out of the way (har-har), the book features some great articles and news from the time.
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the premature Jedi, the great spoiler of ’83.
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DC delays and setbacks
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The article mentions Saga of the Swamp Thing #18 being pushed back a month.
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Badger’s advertising tactics were genius.
Threats=Sales
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The letters column features some great strips.
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The feature article, Dave & Deni Sim: A talk with the famous aardvark artist (and his lovely publisher, too)
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This strip, more so, this character throwing up had me in stitches.
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HORP!!
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