Superband 9: Swampy’s in Germany

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!
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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.
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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

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.
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For more on The Brave and the Bold 122, see my previous post from a couple years ago.
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Roots makes George Perez’s website! Oh, and Horror 11

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I received an email last week from the wonderful folks that run George Perez’s website. My Fandom Feature #1 post came up on their radar and they asked if I could send them a photo of George’s Silver Surfer sketch that he drew, from the book. I was happy to oblige and it is up on
George-Perez.net!
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In other news, It’s been a great week for mail and I’m excited to share the new Swamp Thing goods with you. A lot of film production slides, books, autographs and more are coming your way… hopefully later this week.

First up is this great Italian edition featuring Swamp Thing #7 (series 1) Night of the Bat

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Superman & Swampy Go Dutch

Superman Pocket Nr. 2 (1979) Dutch

I recently received a stack of non-US editions featuring Swamp Thing and am hoping to get through them all this weekend. I still need to document all of them on the foreign editions page.

This Dutch pocket book is quite similar to the German and UK editions which contain the same stories and are the same size/format.
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DC Comics Presents #8 (1979)
The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy
For info and pics of the original release of DC Comics Presents #8 can be found here, on a past post.
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The book reprints four other classic stories as well…

World’s Finest Comics #212 (1972)
And So My World Begins!
Proving that Telly Savalas would not only make a great Lex but also a decent J’onn J’onzz.
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World’s Finest Comics #256 (1979)
The Werewolf of Krypton!
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Swamp Monster 4

Swamp Monster 4 (circa 1982)

I’ve been looking for this book for a few years now and I’m happy to say that it’s finally in my collection! This is the last of 4 Australian publisher, Murray Comics editions that I’ve had trouble tracking down. This copy happens to be in great shape and was purchased at a very reasonable price.

The over-sized, Australian edition collects 6 stories, 5 are Swamp Thing stories.
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Swamp Thing 21 (1976)
Requiem
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Swamp Thing 14 (1975)
The Tomorrow Children
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Swamp Monster 1

Swamp Monster 1 (1981)

There are a few Swamp Thing related books on my short list of must haves. Most of those books are non-US editions and fanzines. I’ve been looking for this issue of Swamp Monster for a few years now and finally this sought after Australian edition made its way into my clutches!
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Murray Publishers, out of Australia, released numerous comic editions in the 80’s. Many of them came in the form of albums featuring multiple stories and titles. I’m not quite sure if they continued into the 90’s or if they are still at it to this day.
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This edition reprints Swamp Thing 1-4 of series 1. In case you forgot your series 1 staples they are: Dark Genesis, The Man Who Wanted Forever, The Patchwork Man, Monster on the Moors
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I just can’t get enough of these oversized black and white Wrightson reprints
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Superman Pocketbook 11

Superman Pocketbook 11 (1979)

This UK edition, the same as its German counterpart  Superman Taschenbuch, reprints DC Comics Presents #8.
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DC Comics Presents #8 (1979)
The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy
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The book reprints four more classic stories as well

World’s Finest Comics #212 (1972)
And So My World Begins!
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World’s Finest Comics #256 (1979)
The Werewolf of Krypton!
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Superboy #194 (1973)
The Super-Merman of the Sea
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This edition also includes Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes #246 (1978) Will the Last One to Leave Mercury Please Close the Planet?. I didn’t bother to snap a photo of the title page since this edition is almost identical to the German edition I wrote about in the past.