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Now, all of the Swamp Thing’s early adventures are collected for the first time in SWAMP THING: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS. This hardcover edition includes never-before-collected issues SWAMP THING #14-24, SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #1-19 (Alan Moore started with #20) and SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING ANNUAL#1 and features work from comics legends Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, Nestor Redondo, Martin Pasko, Tom Yeates, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben and more!
 
Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, far from civilization’s grasp, a shadowed creature seen only in fleeting glimpses roils the black waters…a twisted, vegetative mockery of a man…a SWAMP THING!
 
One of the most acclaimed creations to emerge from the Bronze Age of Comics, this shambling, muck-encrusted figure swiftly became one of DC’s iconic characters, and his shocking stories are universally hailed as some of the finest tales of gothic horror in the history of American comics.
 
Collects THE HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, SWAMP THING #1-24, THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #1-19 and THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.

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Comics, TV, and movie writer Len Wein began his career in comics 40 years ago. He has been editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, Disney Comics, and Top Cow, as well as a senior editor at DC Comics. He is the co-creator of the comic book series SWAMP THING, HUMAN TARGET, BROTHER VOODOO, WOLVERINE, and THE NEW X-MEN. His new feature-length screenplay of SWAMP THING is currently in development with Silver Pictures, and he has also written the screenplay for WHIRLWIND, a new super-heroine for POW! Entertainment. He is currently at work on several other projects. Wein recently returned to SWAMP THING with a new bestselling miniseries.

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Christopher Costello
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RIP Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2017
I love Swamp Thing. Swamp Thing is my favorite monster of all time, mainly because of Alan Moore''s work on the character. Moore''s run was so original, unique, and groundbreaking for the time, that people tend to overlook what came before. In 2017, we lost both Len Wein and... See more
I love Swamp Thing. Swamp Thing is my favorite monster of all time, mainly because of Alan Moore''s work on the character. Moore''s run was so original, unique, and groundbreaking for the time, that people tend to overlook what came before. In 2017, we lost both Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, Swamp Thing''s original creators, and rereading the earliest Swamp Thing comics has just hammered in what a tremendous loss the comic book community had this year. This is some of Wein''s best writing of his career, making the most of a simple creature feature premise, and Wrightson''s artwork... just... wow... There''s a reason this guy is considered one of the most influential horror artists of all time. It all just gets you in the mood for the Halloween season. The rest of the stories are good too, but those first few Wein/Wrightson stories are the best. I''m glad that DC has finally gotten this underrated era out in one awesome collection. The company has just been killing it with these omnibus editions, and I can''t wait for more. Check it out!
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Leon Blalock
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5 Star Book, Negative 5 Star Packaging
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2017
Epic, epic book. The oversized Wrightson art is to die for - worth the money alone. I was pleasantly surprised to see the book had over 900 pages, way more than the 700 odd page count in the item description. The book gets 5 stars, but the packaging negative 5 stars. I... See more
Epic, epic book. The oversized Wrightson art is to die for - worth the money alone. I was pleasantly surprised to see the book had over 900 pages, way more than the 700 odd page count in the item description. The book gets 5 stars, but the packaging negative 5 stars. I received this expensive, heavy book in a box with no padding whatsoever...it was just thrown in the box left to bounce and slide around. It wasn''t damaged amazingly, but...come on, Amazon...your packaging keeps getting worse and worse. I''ve had to return damaged books more this year than any since I''ve been an Amazon customer. When I buy a book new, I want it to be new, and I want it packaged like it''s new. Other than that, this book is a dream come true, and deserves the 5 stars I gave it, but considering how this book was packaged, I''d recommend buying it from a 3rd party seller. They package books WAY better than Amazon.
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All The Original Run At Last
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2017
Hurry and get this slice of 70''s arcana while you can! After only half of the original run was published twice before- in this omnibus we get the whole issue set from Swamp Things original outing plus some extra issues from a later incarnation thrown in. And if it''s... See more
Hurry and get this slice of 70''s arcana while you can! After only half of the original run was published twice before- in this omnibus we get the whole issue set from Swamp Things original outing plus some extra issues from a later incarnation thrown in. And if it''s anything that older fans who read bronze age material growing up want- it''s a complete story or at least a complete set of the original issues for titles that imploded early before resolution. So it''s great to have the whole muck monster run in one place instead of just fragments. If you like horror and are sick of zombie fare this is a great choice even for people that don''t feel Swamp Thing is soaked in nostolgia. It''s just a really fun yet somewhat horrific story of one man''s journey to find his humanity again- at least that''s how it was originally pitched even in the 1980''s movie. So if you like horror or work from the bronnze age of graphic art in general grab this up while you can; it''s an engaging ride and you won''t be sorry.
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A Muck Encrusted Omnibus
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2017
It’s about time that Swamp Thing got the premier treatment. The muck encrusted mockery of a man has had his ups and downs but his longevity is evidence of his success. The omnibus includes Swamp Thing’s introduction in House of Secrets #92, from 1971, which was pretty... See more
It’s about time that Swamp Thing got the premier treatment. The muck encrusted mockery of a man has had his ups and downs but his longevity is evidence of his success. The omnibus includes Swamp Thing’s introduction in House of Secrets #92, from 1971, which was pretty clearly written as a one time appearance. Luckily, DC decided to bring back Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson the next year to produce a continuing series with the character. Wrightson only lasted until issue #10 and Wein dropped out with issue #13. The series then went on a steady decline and died an inglorious death with issue #24.

The series was originally very gothic and Wrightson was the perfect artist for the stories. The plot centered around Matt Cable hunting the Swamp Thing whom he believed killed Alec and Linda Holland. Meanwhile, the Swamp Thing is searching for those responsible for his transformation and his wife’s death. Abby Arcane is introduced early on and becomes an important part of the story. The Swamp Thing doesn’t stray far from his House of Secrets roots with stories that feel like they take place in another century. They include werewolves, witches, a Frankenstein monster and even angry villagers with pitchforks. Later stories feature Lovecraftian monsters, aliens and time travel. By the end of the original series things had gotten very messy and Swamp Thing was transformed back into Alec Holland. In my opinion it was a good time for the series to end.

The death of the series was very short lived and six years later, in 1982, The Saga of the Swamp Thing was born, written by Martin Pasko. Pasko ditched Abby and Matt while introducing Liz Tremayne, Dennis Barclay, Harry Kay and a host of other characters. The main storyline revolved around a mute girl with psychic powers and this story arc ran through most of the first 19 issues. The story quickly got complicated. Really complicated. Really OVERLY complicated. There were some stories like Sins on the Water that made a huge impact on me but overall this period was, like the previous series, a bit of a mess.

Most people recognize Alan Moore as the man who saved Swamp Thing but things had actually improved before he took over. Stephen Bissette took over pencilling and John Tottleben took over inking with issue 16 and it is amazing how much great artists can improve a story. With issue 17 Pasko reintroduced Abby and Matt as well as Arcane in what were probably the best two issues in the series until Moore took over. The Omnibus ends with issue 19 as issue 20 was when Alan Moore took over. When Moore took over he pretty much wiped the slate clean and showed the expendability of Tremayne and Barclay while Abby Arcane Cable became the second most important character in the series. But that’s a story for the next Omnibus.

The quality of the material here is up and down but when it’s good it’s quite good and I do believe deserving of an Omnibus edition. I certainly hope DC will be following up with the Alan Moore years because as far as I know they’ve never gotten a hardcover release and certainly not an Omnibus Edition despite being one of the greatest DC series of all time.
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MJP2
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I bought it. I liked it. I shouldn''t have bought it. Here''s why.
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2021
The contents are good, but incomplete, and I didn''t know this until after DC started printing the Bronze Age Paperback reprints. If I''d known, I never would''ve bought this hardback. Here''s the problem: The original SWAMP THING series ends with issue #24, which... See more
The contents are good, but incomplete, and I didn''t know this until after DC started printing the Bronze Age Paperback reprints. If I''d known, I never would''ve bought this hardback.

Here''s the problem: The original SWAMP THING series ends with issue #24, which was part 1 of a 2-part story. The next issue was never published, so it doesn''t appear in this volume. Nor does this volume contain any Swamp Thing appearances between the end of the original series and SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING.

But guess what? If you buy the 3-part Bronze Age trade paperback series, then not only do you get all of the material in this hardcover omnibus, but you also get whatever exists of the unpublished 25th issue, plus you get several issues of CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN that feature Swamp Thing.

So, don''t buy this book if you''re a completist like me. Buy the three trade paperback Bronze Age volumes instead. Me, I had to chalk up for volume 2 of the Bronze Age trade paperbacks to complete my collection. I hope you''ll be smarter than I was. *Always wait for the trades.* You never know what extras they might throw in between versions.
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rkass
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Disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2017
Still well worth getting this beautiful book, but I was disappointed when I received it and saw that it didn''t include additional issues that were in the original description (but are no longer mentioned in the updated listing): BRAVE AND THE BOLD #122 & #176, CHALLENGERS... See more
Still well worth getting this beautiful book, but I was disappointed when I received it and saw that it didn''t include additional issues that were in the original description (but are no longer mentioned in the updated listing): BRAVE AND THE BOLD #122 & #176, CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #83-87, DC PRESENTS #8
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anon123
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Adult content under CCA
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2019
Within the past two months, I made two purchases through Amazon that were DC Comics related that I returned. I wrote a review for the first, and I am writing one for the second- this one. Before I provide my review, it is disappointing and slightly embarrassing to purchase... See more
Within the past two months, I made two purchases through Amazon that were DC Comics related that I returned. I wrote a review for the first, and I am writing one for the second- this one. Before I provide my review, it is disappointing and slightly embarrassing to purchase an item and then return it, and I hope the future purchases I make will be better than these two.

Not only within the first four issues of this book was there a naked man, but the main protagonist- Swamp Thing- uses profanity. Unless he was saying he was going to damn lab equipment in holy fire, then he used profanity.

I am shocked by this because the CCA prevented profanity and nude depictions, so I don’t know why the Bronze Age had much looser rules.

I usually only write reviews for the items that bothered me or ones I hope many other people purchase.

If my opinion is Ill-founded, I would like to be persuaded by someone who greatly enjoyed this book. But, if my opinion cannot be rebutted, then I hope it serves as a warning to other readers like me.

If I read beyond issues four, the book may have improved, but I want to end by saying Swamp Thing murders people and does not blink when he does it. No self-reflection, no self-reading.
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wfp3
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Publication delivers as promised
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2019
The hardback Omnibus edition collects all of the original "Swamp Thing" run (to the final Issue #24), the first 20 issues of "Saga of the Swamp Thing" (up to the point Alan Moore took over storywriting, as well as all the respective covers of these issues. The paper is... See more
The hardback Omnibus edition collects all of the original "Swamp Thing" run (to the final Issue #24), the first 20 issues of "Saga of the Swamp Thing" (up to the point Alan Moore took over storywriting, as well as all the respective covers of these issues. The paper is good quality, and the colors are true to the original pulps--no "remastered" color--and the volume appears to have a stitched binding. This volume appears built to last, and is gorgeous. Five stars for the product.

Not all of the original material is up to the high standards of Wein & Wrightson or of Alan Moore''s writing; much of the writing in the first dozen or so issues of "Saga of the Swamp Thing" is bloated and confusing. Additionally, the introductory material consists only of a 1991 Forward by Len Wein that has been published elsewhere. It would have been nice to get a couple more pages with a more meaty introduction, but that''s not what the product description of this book promised. A great product, worth every penny, so long as the buyer is familiar with some of the shortcomings of the original material.
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D Brall
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Swamp thing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2019
Fantastic omnibus collecting swamp things first stories. Art work is amazing and really fun stories
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Wayne
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a muck incrusted masterpiece 💥💥💥
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 7, 2021
a great addition to any swamp thing fan the artwork and stories are great but thats what you get with len wein and burnie wrightson a must if you want to get into the alan moore run
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Thomas
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Amazing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2019
Fantastic art, fantastic binding, must have for any comic book fan!
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Ilia K
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Great story and packing.
Reviewed in Canada on January 13, 2021
The packaging was really good (which is crucial when it comes to delivering these types of books), the story is also great. If you are a fan of Swamp Thing or horror comics this is definitely worth getting. The omnibus also transitions nicely into Alan Moore''s Swamp Thing...See more
The packaging was really good (which is crucial when it comes to delivering these types of books), the story is also great. If you are a fan of Swamp Thing or horror comics this is definitely worth getting. The omnibus also transitions nicely into Alan Moore''s Swamp Thing run, which happens right after this book ends.
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zizzithefox
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Best introduction to Alan Moore''s epic run
Reviewed in Italy on December 11, 2018
Up until its age, arguably the best superheroes comics ever. Restrospectively, a wonderful introduction to the epic run by Alan Moore. I have to say Len Wein work is top class. The other guys not so much. Hence the four stars.
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