Batman Villains: Secret Files & Origins 1 (1998)
My plan is to write a Swampy/Poison Ivy story but in the meantime I’m hunting down her many appearances, reading through her chronology and taking notes.
In my attempt to track down Poison Ivy’s chronology I stumbled upon a tiny Swamp Thing appearance by Tom Mandrake. Swampy fans will recall Mandrake’s time on Swamp Thing; for about 10 issues, ranging from ’86-’92.
This book is full of notable villains. I came looking for Ivy, I left with a Swamp Thing collectible to add to the collection.
Swamp Thing sits in the background of Black Masks’ file. The background is a crowd made-up of various DC characters; villains and heroes.
Mandrake’s Swampy is sandwiched between Frankenstein and Batman. It’s an interesting depiction. He looks smooth and slightly phallic.