Two wonderful Swamp Thing things came my way this week and I’m excited to share them with you. First, I received this amazing Cranius pin in the mail. The enamel pin is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted more Cranius collectibles, and the leader of the Un-Men only has a handful to speak of.
Note: A Cranius figure was included with the 2011 Mattel DC Universe Swamp Thing – San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Action Figure. A Cranius figure was also included with DC Icons Swamp Thing Dark Genesis Figure, in 2017. Also in 2017, Mike Komoda sculpted a Cranius statue that was used as an exclusive piece for Sideshow Collectible’s Swamp Thing statue.
The latest Cranius action figure was produced by custom figure fabricator, Dr Anton Arcane. He produced a glow-in-the-dark Cranius figure! Now, more about this amazing pin!
This beautiful enamel pin was produced by Lords of Nostalgia, and is the brainchild of Casey McKenna. It was sculpted by Joe Sanchez. Brennan Freemantle inked the backing card and Emily McKenna handled the colors. The pin has a limited run of 50 and can be purchased at Lord of Nostalgia’s Etsy page.
Along with the Cranius pin arriving this week: actor, writer and director, Macon Blair posted this photo on Twitter today.
Macon took part in an interview for Holland Files #4 in 2019. It was a thrill to ask him about his role in the live-action Swamp Thing series from the same year. He played one of my favorite characters in the show, providing a captivating and fresh approach to the Phantom Stranger. Three years later, he popped up in my twitter feed, hyping Holland Files!
Macon even mentioned, writer and executive-producer Mark Verheiden in the tweet. Amongst his many accolades and achievments (Daredevil, Ash vs evil Dead, Constantine, etc), Verheiden acted as executive-producer, developer and writer for the 2019 live-action Swamp Thing series. He’s also a Holland Files regular, having ordered each issue.
An extra special thank you is owed to Brennan Freemantle, who illustrated the cover of Holland Files #4. His stunning rendering of Phantom Stranger and Swamp Thing blows me away and I’m honored that it graces the cover of Holland Files.
The contributors of Holland Files bring the fanzine to life, and it wouldn’t be going forth into a 7th issue without them all. Thank you for your support.