Superband 9: Swampy’s in Germany

Batman – Superband 9 (1979)
Ein Monster Sieht Rot!

Swamp Thing appears in this fantastic, oversized German edition. It collects a number of Batman stories and Swampy’s appearance falls within “Ein Monster Sieht Rot!” , originally printed in Swamp Thing 7 (1973). A fellow Swamp Thing fan let me know that this is Swampy’s first appearance in a German comic. I thought that was pretty darn cool!
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The cover of the book is unique in that it references the Swamp Thing story, “Night of the Bat” but does not use the original cover. I love finding non-US editions that feature reinterpreted Swamp Thing covers.
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I was really surprised to see this cool centerfold spread of Batman. The image comes from “Night of the Bat”, drawn by Bernie Wrightson (who draws my favorite Batman).
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Below are some other tales featured in the edition.

From The Brave and the Bold 93 (1970) comes…
“Red Water Crimson Death”
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From Batman 250 (1973) comes…
“The Batman Nobody Knows!”
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From Batman 227 (1970) comes…
“The Demon of Gothos Mansion!”
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Detective Comics 410 (1971) comes…
“A Vow From the Grave!”
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back cover:
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