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Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One
Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One | Alan Moore
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Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history.With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, SWAMP THING's stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING Book One collects issues #20-27 of this seminal series including the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline.Book One begins with the story "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story that reshapes SWAMP THING mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond.
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DaveGreen7777
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Day 26 of the #Fallisbooked challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620

When we think of #Ascarybook our minds tend to go to novels by Stephen King or Shirley Jackson, but there are very scary graphic novels as well. Few books disturbed me as much as Alan Moore‘s “Swamp Thing” run, where he gave us creepers like The Boogey Man, as well as the horrifying moment when a monster was born... “Yes... I... have read... the file!” 😱

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😱 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @OriginalCyn620 Thank you! 😁 3mo
vivastory Alan Moore is excellent at creepy. Loved 3mo
vivastory Also, if you dig creepy graphic novels, have you read Charles Burn's Black Hole? I highly recommend if you haven't 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory I hadn‘t heard of “Black Hole, I‘ll have to check that out! Thanks for the recommendation, Scott! 👍 3mo
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

It seemed like I was missing something right at the start! I guess this only started with Swamp Thing #21, when Alan Moore took over the writing of it. Oops! Didn‘t realize. And didn‘t really know the story. It did seem to back up a bit after the opening bit to explain, and I found the explanation of how the Swamp Thing came to be quite interesting. The rest of the book was ok. I don‘t think I‘ll continue the series

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Auntynanny
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I've had both of these on my TBR for a while. Looking forward to finally reading them!

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TK421
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Pickpick

It has been years since I've read any of Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing. His writing is fantastic. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and classic horror. The glowing forward written by Ramsey Campbell should be proof enough that this is a great comic series. If they are really going forward on The Sandman tv series, then I hope a live action adaptation of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing is next in line.

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Rambo_Reads
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Pickpick

Excited to finish this today. Read the first half on the plane last night and was disappointed when we landed and I had to stop!
This book was given to me by a friend; I'm sometimes wary of gift books in case I have to pretend to like them but this is honestly so good!

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Rambo_Reads
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Flight ready ✈

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TieDyeDude
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Pickpick

I knew nothing of Swamp Thing, but I am definitely interested in exploring the character more.

JoScho Great picture 💚 12mo
ApplesandSpindles Alan Moore...❤❤❤ 12mo
TieDyeDude @JoScho Agreed! @ApplesandSpindles Again, not familiar with the history, but I imagine Moore did a complete revamp of this character. Very cool concept 12mo
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xicanti
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When I was fifteen, I read a history of DC comics that left me rabid to try Sandman, Hellblazer, and Swamp Thing. Trades were super expensive back then and my library hadn't started acquiring them, so I could only try (buy) one series. I went with Sandman.

I did get to Hellblazer much, much later, but somehow Swamp Thing never happened. That changes today. I hope I like it better than Hellblazer, which was way less my thing than I expected.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read my way through Swamp Thing in college (right after finishing Sandman) and, while some of it felt super dated, there are some truly astounding individual issues. 1y
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TracyReadsBooks
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The staff at Chicago Comics does not disappoint—their latest recommendation is another winner. Love the writing, the storyline, layout & themes. The art is well suited to the narrative and while the style might not be as popular today, I found myself enjoying it more than I expected. I think the thing that stood out for me was the clear interest in asking what makes us human and what makes a hero. This was a good one. I‘ll definitely read more.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Going old school comic for my Saturday morning read. I do believe this is my first time reading Alan Moore (which is sort of hard to believe but there you have it).

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TracyReadsBooks
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A month of travel has left me with a lot of catching up to do in the comics world. So, Fence because duh! who is going to make the team?!? Runaways because the Rowell‘s series is really good & keeps getting better. Barrier because Vaughan, Deadpool because if Skottie Young writes it I will read it, Swamp Thing which is the latest recommendation from the awesome Chicago Comics staff and a Fantastic Four freebie which I know my son will enjoy.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing run is about as perfect as perfect can get.

I couldn't even tell ya how many times I've read this series...and yet it never gets old.

This, for me, is truly art of the highest calibre when it comes to, not only the horror genre, but the entire comic(s) medium.

Its. just. so. damn. good. 🤩😱🤩

DeleteAcct I think I remember a Swamp Thing movie with Heather Locklear in it. 😛 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Rachbb3 haha. Yup. She was actually in the 2nd movie, The Return of The Swamp Thing. Watched em as a kid. Suffice to say, Alan Moore's re-invention of the tale is muuuuch better. 😉 2y
Reggie I liked the 1st one with Adrienne Barbeau “Reachhh!!!!!” For the sunlight so he could grow his limb back. Lol 2y
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Schnoebs I loved the first two volumes so much, I just need to keep reminding myself I need to read some more books before I get to my comics and graphic novels. Volume 3 will have its time (hopefully in my near future) 2y
vivastory I love Alan Moore, but have yet to check this out. Looks like it's time to remedy that! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @vivastory This has/had way more impact on me then Watchmen did. Brilliant they may both be, I've always favored Swamp Thing. 👍 2y
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Dogearedcopy
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Pickpick

This is a collection of the first resurrection run of The Swamp Thing, issues #20-27 that ran in 1983-84; and contains some writing that‘s absolutely lyrical/poetical.

Above is a panel that speaks to the existential crisis that The Swamp Thing deals with in an early issue in the run. It‘s a moment caught in the bottom right hand corner of page 17; and when you see it, I mean really look at it, it‘s an “Aha!” moment.

Swe_Eva Swamp Thing is excellent reading. Plus this iteration spawned one of my all-time favorite characters, John Constantine, so that makes me love it even more. 💜 2y
Dogearedcopy @Swe_Eva John Constantine is actually why I started this run! 💜 (edited) 2y
Swe_Eva @Dogearedcopy I approve of that. 😉😂😂 2y
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Dogearedcopy
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Next up on my “M List” is Alan Moore‘s ‘Saga of the Swamp Thing.‘ I came to this through having read some of the John Constantine comics last year and picked this up on #fcbd2017 (The trade volume itself was not free. I purchased it while also picking up the promos.) Tatjana Wood is the colorist here, upholding that clashing and lurid aesthetic that is the Alan Moore look.

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slightlyfoxed
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
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I can never really enjoy Alan Moore comics, because even when I recognize how well-crafted they are, his treatment of female characters is downright perturbing.

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theandydavidson
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
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Working my way through vampires and werewolves in the swamps. Do love me some SWAMP THING.

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Dogearedcopy
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Picked up six Free Comic Book Day promotionals, and two trade volumes: 'Monstress, Volume One: Awakening' and 'Saga of the Swamp Thing'. I don't have the space to store a lot of single issues, so trades are my thing. I know that irks many purists of the form; but I gotta go with what works for me! #fcbd #fcbd2017

luvamystery65 I liked Monstress a lot. Waiting for the next volume to see where she goes with this 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Trades all the way! Love Swamp Thing. 3y
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LaurenAsh
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Pickpick

Happy 🌎Day! #litsyAtoZ #letterM

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LibrarianRyan
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
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#octphotochallenge. Note to self. DO NOT host a photo challenge while you are trying to move. It's too easy to get behind. Just FYI it takes 1.5 hours to look at 277 post you are tagged in. Inventory another 45 minutes to go through the #. But I am finally caught up AGAIN. I'll be posting my photos soon. But in the mean time, Join Us, won't you? Just remember this is a CHARACTER photo challenge. Make sure to ,emotion your character in the post.

LibrarianRyan BTW, I'm reprimanding myself, not complaining. I love seeing everyone s posts. 🤓 3y
KarenUK @LibrarianRyan Hope your move goes/went well..... btw loving this character challenge so thanks! 😊 3y
bmsddk Wishing you the best settling in! Thank you for putting together this fun challenge 😀 3y
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Sethster2002
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
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Pickpick

Alan Moore's "Saga of the Swamp Thing" is an amazing series taking a look at the Swamp Thing from the award winning author Alan Moore, writer of the original "Watchmen" and "The Killing Joke". Read the tale of the once Alec Holland who has become more monster than man as he deals with his own existence while battling horrors to dark for the Justice League. You will be amazed by this graphic novel series and I highly recommend this.

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Sethster2002
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
Pickpick

Alan Moore's "Saga of the Swamp Thing" is an amazing series taking a look at the Swamp Thing from the award winning author Alan Moore, writer of the original "Watchmen" and "The Killing Joke". Read the tale of the once Alec Holland who has become more monster than man as he deals with his own existence while battling horrors to dark for the Justice League. You will be amazed by this graphic novel series and I highly recommend this.

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brendanmleonard
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of a slog. Parts of it (The Anatomy Lesson) are classic, others less so. It's fine. Not worth the month + I spent on it.

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ShanMonster
Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette

It's raining in Washington tonight. Plump, warm summer rain that covers the sidewalks with leopard spots. Downtown, elderly ladies carry their houseplants out to set them on the fire-escapes, as if they were infirm relatives or Boy Kings. I like that.