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Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore Made His Debut In The US 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 HistoryWith 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 Of This Seminal Series Including The Never Before Reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING , Where Moore Takes Over As Writer And Concludes The Previous StorylineBook 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 I m slightly biased in favor of Swamp Thing in general since reading Snyder s work, and I m willing to let some other things slide because this is still Alan Moore of Watchmen and V for Vendetta as he s first gaining his fame in the early 80 s, so even when I m juggling all this in my mind, where does this first volume actually land It s okay It doesn t feel at all like a comic for children, and I keep this in my mind because at the time this was written, MOST of them STILL WERE Instead, i I m slightly biased in favor of Swamp Thing in general since reading Snyder s work, and I m willing to let some other things slide because this is still Alan Moore of Watchmen and V for Vendetta as he s first gaining his fame in the early 80 s, so even when I m juggling all this in my mind, where does this first volume actually land It s okay It doesn t feel at all like a comic for children, and I keep this in my mind because at the time this was written, MOST of them STILL WERE Instead, it s full of tales of descending into madness, loss of identity, fear, and even a bit of heroism when no one else wants to even attempt it.I mean, who gives a crap about some bumluck Louisiana town being ravaged by some other green meanie Not the Justice League, that s for sure As we see I really enjoyed the story where Alec was on the autopsy table for the entire tale It was a great twist on the ghost story, especially when he comes back and learns that his entire self identity is a lie There s so much of that going on throughout this volume, too, and it s definitely not limited to Alec, himself The Swamp Thing is hardly the only major character In fact, the villains are all nicely rounded and fairly easy to sympathize with That being said, I m judging this all by the time it was written.If I judged it by today s standards, I might say that it has greater subtlety than most of the comics coming out, it suffers greatly in the actual artwork being produced, and the themes feel only a bit less well defined and bigger than life than some of the best I ve read out of the modern batch.But is that merely a sign of changing tastes afterthan 30 years Possibly After having attempted 40 s and 50 s comics, my auto vomit reaction was in full bloom, so I can absolutely appreciate how adult this one is compared to all that dross It s all relative.I think it s safe to say that this one began to pave the way for all the wonderfully dark and adult comics that started flooding the market only several years later, and where would we be without our Gaimans and our Millers and, of course, our Moores Holy dreck, Batman The Swamp Thing s epic run by Alan Moore begins here This TPB Hardcover Edition collects Swamp Thing Vol.2 21 27.Creative Team Writer Alan MooreIllustrators Steve Bissette Rick Veitch A GOOD ROOT GROWS If you are a fan of Alan Moore, you must read these hardcovers editions No question about it.For me it had been a wonderful experience It s amazing how brilliant is the writing and how great are the events You will never see the character of Swamp Thing in the same way, after to The Swamp Thing s epic run by Alan Moore begins here This TPB Hardcover Edition collects Swamp Thing Vol.2 21 27.Creative Team Writer Alan MooreIllustrators Steve Bissette Rick Veitch A GOOD ROOT GROWS If you are a fan of Alan Moore, you must read these hardcovers editions No question about it.For me it had been a wonderful experience It s amazing how brilliant is the writing and how great are the events You will never see the character of Swamp Thing in the same way, after to read this TPBs A RESPECTFUL WRITER I wasthan happy when DC re published the run of Alan Moore on Swamp Thing on these elegant hardcover editions and I didn t need even a second to decide that I want to buy them.One thing that you can perceive about the personality of Alan Moore and his respect to the work of others is that precisely when he took the job to write Swamp Thing, sure he changed things, every new creative team changed things when they took over a comic book title BUT Alan Moore dedicated a whole issue to resolve and to close the previous story arcs, in rightful and respectful way It wasn t like in other titles that somebody kills a character and bam the new creative team resurrect him her with some dumb explanation Or even without any explanation at all.Oh no, Alan Moore came to a respectful closing in his first issue and then, in the next issue he started to develop his own ideas THE CREATIVITY S SEED More than Watchmen, V for Vendetta or any other of his very popular works, HERE, on Swamp Thing is the best proof of his mastery of words and his remarkable genius Since hey , we were talking about Swamp Thing, at that moment in comic books, nobody cared about if that title was even active, and Alan Moore showed a great truth Any character can be interesting in the hands of a talented writer.Definitely, highly recommended When I was a kid, I didn t read comics This is a little strange, as I loved picture books And I loved reading Even so, I d just never gotten into it But back when I was 10 or 11, I was in a convenience store with my mom I saw a rack of comics and thought to myself, Maybe I could buy one Maybe this would be cool So I picked one at random off the rack, took it home, and read it It freaked my shit out Like, all the way out Absolutely terrified me.I didn t understand what was going on When I was a kid, I didn t read comics This is a little strange, as I loved picture books And I loved reading Even so, I d just never gotten into it But back when I was 10 or 11, I was in a convenience store with my mom I saw a rack of comics and thought to myself, Maybe I could buy one Maybe this would be cool So I picked one at random off the rack, took it home, and read it It freaked my shit out Like, all the way out Absolutely terrified me.I didn t understand what was going on it wasn t the first book in a series but there were some kids goofing around with a Ouija board, and then some sort of fucking monster appeared and killed them There was blood everywhere I hid the comic in my toybox and tried not to think about it I didn t pick up another comic until I was in my twenties and already in college That comic was part of Alan Moore s run on Swamp Thing These days, I like to consider myself fairly well read in comics Looking back, it amuses me that I was lucky enough to pick up something written by Alan Moore for my first comic experience Contrarywise, I m a little sad that it was so obviously the wrong comic for me to try to start with It s interesting to read these comics now Moore tells a good story, but even so, these were written back in the early 80 s, and it shows It s not his best work That said, when you re dealing with someone like Alan Moore, even less than their best is pretty excellent For that, and due to a little bit of fond nostalgia, I m giving this one 5 stars There is a red and angry world.Red things happen there.The world eats your wife.And eats your friends.It eats all the things that make you human.And it turns you into a monster.As a youth I didn t get Swamp Thing And reading this as an adult it s rather easy to see why Before I get into any details, I have to just say that the prose in here is breathtakingly beautiful at times This is not a book for children it is a book for people who have seen a bit of the world and have experienced some l There is a red and angry world.Red things happen there.The world eats your wife.And eats your friends.It eats all the things that make you human.And it turns you into a monster.As a youth I didn t get Swamp Thing And reading this as an adult it s rather easy to see why Before I get into any details, I have to just say that the prose in here is breathtakingly beautiful at times This is not a book for children it is a book for people who have seen a bit of the world and have experienced some loss, some fear, some responsibility, some of the things that come with adulthood Because, frankly how else could you identify with what happens here It is also not a conventional superhero story by any definition Consider the following Moore s Swamp Thing had a profound effect on mainstream comic books, being the first horror comic to approach the genre from a literary point of view since the EC horror comics of the 1950s, and he broadened the scope of the series to include ecological and spiritual concerns while retaining its horror fantasy roots WikipediaEcological and spiritual concerns As a child this was far, far removed from my mind Other than that, there are a multitude of things writhing beneath the thin veneer of superhero story the nature of good and evil, what it means to be human, friendship and love, the effect of fear et al consider, for example, the story and eventual fate of the Monkey King I should also mention the complex relationships between Alec Holland and his handful of friends, and specifically Abigail And now I have 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.Sometimes hopeful, sometimes bizarre, often crushingly depressing, but always beautiful Alan Moore s Swamp Thing is one of the best examples of this type of thing that I have read in, well, probably ever He ll be pounding on the glass right about now or maybe not now.Maybe in a while.But he ll be pounding.And And will there be blood I like to imagine so.Yes, I rather think there will be blood.Lots of blood.Blood in extraordinary quantities.It gets violent, yes And quite so at times But not in the most likeliest of ways I was often surprised at the turns that the story takes It really is a marvellously atmospheric Southern Horror And, in a stroke of ingenuity, the artwork is often just as bizarre and off beat as the rest of the affair.It s quite apparent that Moore was very careful to not walk the same ground that other writers were covering He was taking the road less travelled.And, even though they don t really feature in the story, describing the Justice League There is a house above the world, where the over people gather.There is a man with wings like a bird.There is a man who can see across the planet and wring diamonds from its anthracite.There is a man who moves so fast that his life is an endless gallery of statues In the house above the world, the over people gather And sit And listen To a dry, mad voice that whispers of Earthdeath.So what is the down side here Nothing really, but I do think readers have to at least bear the following in mind Alan Moore only came aboard for the second run of this series, which means that by the time this book kicks off all the fundamentals had already been covered That s to say, Moore didn t create Swamp Thing and he doesn t tell the Origins story of the character This had come before, and, since I haven t read that yet, I do not know how that differs from, or impacts on, this particular part of the Swamp Thing mythos Have you ever been under All the way under Like I have Oh like I have John Hiatt

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