Swamp Thing Hot Wheels

June 13, 2017 § 1 Comment

Hot Wheels DC Comics Swamp Thing Character Car
1:64 scale prototype

Hot Wheels and Swamp Thing fans alike will be excited to hear that a 1:64 scale, Swampy character car will be in stores this summer!
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Select Hot Wheels DC Character cars have been available for a little while now but this prototype car showed up on an online auction not long ago. The images are too good to share and I’m looking forward to seeing it fully painted/rendered. As we’ve seen in the past, a prototype doesn’t guarantee the item will make it to production but, here’s to hoping. It would be fun to see Swamp Thing honored in Hot Wheels form.

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World’s finest 223

June 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

World’s finest 223 (1974)

Last week fellow comics collector and friend, Pat A. gave me a copy of this 100 page beauty. I was thrilled to get a book with so many great, early Deadman stories. Little did I know, the comic also contained a Swamp Thing ad! Stumbling upon a Swampy ad is similar to the moment when everyone yells for “the secret word” on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.
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Behold, the super-spectacular table of contents!
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I’ll get to the good stuff first. Toward the back of the book, a DC House ad includes the cover of Swamp Thing 10!

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Here’s a close-up of the single color copy of the cover. Swamp Thing is amongst “super-stars”.
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On to the stories! The thicker than usual comic is filled with some great stories. I’ve included the title pages of each below.

Wipe the Blood Off My Name!
Which introduces and then kills off Bruce Wayne’s big brother, Thomas Jr.
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An Eye for an Eye
Originally printed in Strange Adventures 206 (1967); Deadman’s second appearance I believe.
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