Dr. Alec Holland – class of 1968
Gigant 7 (1982)
I act as if I know how to pronounce the title of this fantastic Swedish edition. It’s fun to pronounce differently every time you say it. I’ve got about 5 pronunciations at the ready at all times. I’ve written about Gigant (1, 2) in the past and I’m always thrilled to get my hands on a copy that features Swampy. This issue features two Swamp Thing stories, an article spotlighting the first Swamp Thing film and an issue of Superman.
Much like Swamp Thing #2 (series 2), the cover features a photo of Dick Durock as Swamp Thing from the motion picture. He looks much less menacing in this photo.
The Saga of the Swamp Thing 1 – series 2 (1982)
What Peace There May Be In Silence
The Saga of the Swamp Thing 2 – series 2 (1982)
Something To Live For
I appreciate Martin Pasko and Tom Yeates’ talents during their stint on Swamp Thing but the Demonic/Nazi/Karen storyline -issues 1 through 13 of series 2- felt quite drawn out. I know plenty of folks that adore the run but it just never clicked with me.
below is a fairly accurate depiction of me reading the run.
Gigant included this awesome feature on the major motion picture! I’m currently working on the translation.
I love the side-by-side comparisons of the movie characters and comic characters.
To wrap things up, Superman takes on the Joker in
DC Comics presents 41 (1982)
The Terrible Tinseltown Treasure-Trap Treachery!