Swamp Thing’s birthday party is next Tuesday and it will be live on The Grail Keepers YouTube Show. Join me and the Grail Keepers in celebrating Swampy’s 50th with giveaways, stories and fun top 10 lists. I’m also extremely excited to present some of Swamp Thing’s oldest friends, wishing him a happy 50th. Stephen Bissette, Nancy Collins, Phil Hester and Stuart Moore are just a few of the familiar faces you’ll see. Join in the live celebration and conversation by tuning in Tuesday, May 25th at 9pm CST. Here is a link to the show site.
In preparing for Swampy’s birthday, I forgot to share a few fun collectibles that have come my way. I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve acquired a few Mark Jewelers Swamp Thing comics. Well, I found another. This Swamp Thing #5 “The Last of the Ravenwind Witches” from August 1973 has some wear on the cover but the interior looks terrific. I was really excited to find a Mark Jewelers book from so early on in the Swamp Thing series. I provided the cover and Mark Jewelers pages below.
You probably recall Dr Arcane’s custom action figures that I posted last month. If not, here’s a link to a boatload of fun. His amazing, custom Swamp Thing creations never cease to amaze. Earlier this month I received these two awesome Swampy busts in the mail. The one on the left is glow-in-the-dark resin. The one on the right is beautifully rendered using various colors. The photos below help to display the fantastic detail work.
The detail and colors are phenomenal. When it arrived in the mail I couldn’t stop looking at it. Dr Arcane has more fun Swamp Thing items in the works. Stayed tuned to his Instagram feed for the latest details.
Below is my new, fancy Swamp Thing campaign button. It reminds me of the time Swamp Thing ran for governor in Nancy Collins’ Swamp Thing #112 “All the Swamp King’s Men” (October 1991). This happy campaign button was created by the talented Darryl Young. The pinback button measures 2 1/4”.
Last but not the least… another Neil Ewing creation arrived in my mailbox last month. This pretty piece was hand cast in pastel, UV green, durable keshi rubber. It was designed by Ewing and sculpted by Mike Pro. Neil still has some available at his shop.The figure is approximately 3” x 2” x 3” and comes poly bagged with a header card.
I used photos from Neil (above) & Tom Kleve’s Instagram (below). Tom is a huge Bernie Wrightson & Swampy fan and one of The Grail Keepers hosts.