Historia de los Comics 33 (1982)
The Spanish magazine provides a glimpse into the history of comics, including profiles of some of comics greatest artists. This issue highlights Swamp Thing and features a portion of Swamp Thing 2, The Man Who Wanted Forever. The reprinted story is translated and recolored.
Bernie Wrightson’s profile:
Below, I attempted to translate the featured Wrightson interview:
“In the horror stories that I draw, the characters perish more to real people than Kirby characters, or that of much of the publications of Marvel. Many of the Marvel magazines present superheros, the local means that the type that hits is super strong and, what is equally important, the one that receives the blow is also super strong, is able to endure it. It is as if two brick walls hit each other. What I want to say is that there is a lot of action and fights and dazzling lights and vigorous lines. I prefer the cause and the effect. I prefer that each action has an equal and opposite reaction, which means that if someone hits your head, your brain falls to the ground. and you die bleeding.
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Horror 32 (1989)
This amazing, black and white, oversized, Yugoslavian, Swamp Thing edition is awesome! The racy cover distracts from the killer Swamp Thing stories within but it is beautifully done. For those offended by the female form, and the dragon monsters who love them, I’ve blocked out the woman’s breasts. On to the book!
The Yugoslavian Edition reprints Alan Moore’s #25+26 of the second series. The oversized book, with its black and white artwork is stunning. As if it didn’t before, John Totleben and Stephen Bissette’s artwork really jumps off the page in this format. Below are some of my favorite pages from this edition. To read more about these specific issues, visit, Swamp Thing 25 and Swamp Thing 26.
“Čudovište iz Crne Lagune” rougly translates to, “A Monster from a Black Lagoon”
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La Cosa del Pantano – Parte 1 (2014)
This awesome Brazilian edition is part one of a seven book series collecting some of Alan Moore’s greatest ST stories. Parte 1 features issues 21-24.
I’m very grateful in receiving this book, along with two other Brazilian Swamp Thing editions, from fellow Swamp Thing fanatic, @palta_heart! He had some extra copies and I was happy to give them a home.
I’ll share the other two Brazilian reprints in the future.
ST 21 The Anatomy Lesson
ST 22 Swamped
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La Creature Des Marais Tome 2 (1979)
This French edition collects issues 6-10 of Wrightson and Wein’s series 1 run. Like many oversized, non-US editions the book is black and white. The art work is beautiful. The black and white editions really highlight Wrightson’s craftsmanship.
The cover features the House of Secrets 92 cover. It appears to have been recolored.
Book 1 of this series features issues 1-5 (series 1). I’ll be sharing it later on.
Artwork from the cover of Swamp Thing 3 appears on the title page.
Swamp Thing 6 (1973)
A Clockwork Horror
Swamp Thing 7 (1973)
Night of the Bat
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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!
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.
While thumbing through the book, I was really surprised to see this cool centerfold. The image comes from Detective Comics 410, drawn by Neal Adams, with Dick Giordano on inks.
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Läderlappen 9 (1976) – Sweden
Utrym Gotham City
Another wonderful book arrived in the mail today; this one from Sweden! Läderlappen 9 features a reprinting of The Brave and the Bold #122. Like most non-US editions, I enjoy how they are re-colored with the panels slightly re-arranged to facilitate translations. This book did a bit of both and I’m looking forward to comparing and contrasting it with the original publication.
For more on The Brave and the Bold 122, see my previous post from a couple years ago.
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