WCW Magazine

February 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

WCW Magazine February 1992

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The Out & About section of WCW Magazine features Kevin Nash and Jorge González, preparing for their roles in the Swamp Thing tv series. The two wrestlers appeared in the episode “This Old House of Mayan” which aired on March 6, 1992
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Kubert, Kirby and more Swampy ads

February 28, 2016 § Leave a comment

Raaaah!
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Last week I posted this ad featuring Swamp Thing in monster/party mode. The ad ran in numerous DC books in 1975. Here are some other books that the ad appeared in. Action Comics 450, Adventure Comics 440, Amazing World of DC Comics 7, Batman 266, Claw the Unconquered 2, Detective Comics 450, Flash 235, GI Combat 181, Ghosts 41, House of Mystery 234, House of Secrets 134, Justice Inc 2, JLA 121, Star-Spangled War, Stories 190, Superboy 210, Superman 290, Tales of Ghost Castle 2, Tarzan 240, Tor 2, Unexpected 167, Weird Mystery Tales 21, Weird War Tales 40, Weird Western Tales 29, Witching Hour 57 and Kamandi 32.
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Two more books featuring the ad are below, by legends, Kubert and Kirby.

Korak, Son of Tarzan 58 (1975)
Cave of Darkness!;The Deadly Motion Picture Part 2
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Joe Kubert: cover and script
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OMAC 6 (1975)
The Body Bank
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Our Army at War feat. Sgt. Rock… and Swampy

February 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

Our Army at War featuring Sgt. Rock 283 (1975)
The Dropouts

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This issue of Our Army features two great Swamp Thing ads. Does this fella look like he’s ready to party or what?
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I have fond memories of reading Sgt Rock as a kid. My father used to have a box of old comics and there were a few Rock issues in it. Similar to John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, I saw Sgt Rock as the ultimate tough guy. As you can imagine, I was quite excited when Sgt Rock made an appearance in Swamp Thing #82 and 86.
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The first ad featuring Swamp Thing is for The Amazing World of DC Comics.
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The artwork used in the ad is from Swamp Thing #13 The Leviathan Conspiracy
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BGCF 358 & Swamp Nipples

February 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

The Buyer’s Guide for Comic fandom 358 September 26, 1980
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I love this cover by Mitch O’Connell. Anyone familiar with O’Connell knows that he’s no stranger to drawing Swampy. I’ve seen this illustration reproduced in a few fanzines and publications but this evening I took a closer look and found some very funny muck-encrusted anatomy details

Swamp Thing nipples!?!
Folks talk about the ridiculousness of Bat nipples, still, to this day. Imagine if this scandalous evidence makes it out of the bayou? Whatever shall the neighbors say?
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Ok, back to the adult table. This scene is pretty awesome. Swamp Thing erupts from the thick, murky swamp, surrounded by Arcane and his Un-Men. I love O’Connell’s detail, line work and Arcane’s exaggerated form. The cover being printed in red ink was a pretty cool choice.
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La Créature du Lagon, Le Retour

February 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

La Créature du Lagon, Le Retour

This French, Return of the Swamp Thing poster from 1989 arrived in the mail today. I noticed it online a couple weeks ago and was quite intrigued by the out of character color scheme within the text. I had to snatch it up to add to the collection.
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The type treatment certainly looks like a good time.
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No Hero HOS 92 Cover

February 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

No Hero 6 – Varient Cover D

Looks familiar enough. Thank you Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp
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Every issue in the No Hero series had about five variant covers. Luckily enough, this variant pays homage to House of Secrets #92. The variant was limited to a run of 2,000.

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Josh destroys Ben. He uses Ben’s spine like a balloon animal.

CBG 741

February 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

Comics Buyer’s Guide 741 – Jabuary 29, 1988

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The happenings bringing ’89 to an end
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The paper features a strip celebrating noteworthy titles of ’87
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I’m a big fan of Concrete. It’s fun to see him listed next to Swampy.
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Extreme close-up!
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