Wizard 1

Wizard 1 (1991)

Last week, a fellow Swamp Thing fan clued me in on a Swampy appearance in Wizard 1. I was able to find a copy and am very excited to share it with you! Swampy appears in an article by science fiction/fantasy writer, Lawrence Watt-Evans. The article focuses on horror comics throughout history and Swampy is mentioned a few times.

Detail from the title page of Watt-Evans’ article.
The article doesn’t cite the artist who drew Swamp Thing but it looks very similar to Alfredo Alcala’s illustrations from his Swamp Thing merchandise style guide. I love Swampy’s pose and expression. He looks relaxed and indifferent. His little utter pouch looks odd.

Along with Swamp Thing, Watt-Evans mentions old EC horror books like Hunt of Fear as well as Sandman, Hellblazer and Tales from the Crypt.

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