Hero Illustrated (a popular comics magazine from the ‘90s) released, “Comic Book Who’s Who” in August of 1994. The book was part of the magazine’s, Hero Special Edition releases. It features 50 profiles of the most popular heroes and villains in comics. Naturally, Swamp Thing made his way into the book and that’s why I’m sharing it with you.
The table of contents provides a list of all 50 characters. It’s great that characters outside of DC and Marvel are represented.
Swamp Thing’s profile is on page 74. I’ve enlarged the information so you can read it, below.
The bio indicates that Alec Holland’s first appearance was in House of Secrets #92. Alec Holland didn’t appear on the scene until 1972, within Swamp Thing #1. Alex Olsen appeared in House of Secrets #92 in 1971.
Swampy’s bio lists Len Wein as the creator of Swamp Thing. Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson and Joe Orlando created Swamp Thing in 1971.
Below, it’s mentioned that “Linda died in the blast.” Linda Holland was killed in Swamp Thing #1 (1972) but she did not die in an explosion. Swamp Thing finds her body on the floor of the reconstructed, secret laboratory barn. It’s not clear how Linda died but Ferrett is holding a gun on page 18 as he enters the lab to kill Linda.
Below are the 3 vignettes of information on the second page of Swamp Thing’s profile. It surprises me that Bernie Wrightson’s name does not appear anywhere within Swamp Thing’ profile.
Below are just a few of the character profiles I snapped pictures of. Even though the information within the profiles are embellished and inaccurate, they’re fun to read. You’ll no doubt find some of your favorite characters within the book.