DC History Club, Muck And Magic Double Feature: Swamp Thing, polls, quiz, discussion

Mind, any and all invited. My personal recommendation is to start with Wein’s ‘72 run. Very accessible, enjoyable and a great October read.

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Thankyou. Will do.:slightly_smiling_face:

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Not a fan of New 52 Swamp Thing

But just looking at it

Alec Holland is back as human
Talking to Superman
How he was Swamp.Thing

Don’t know how that happened

Maybe
Brightest Day?

Also
Abby Arcane becomes
Tough Action Girl

Not my cup of tea.

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Wein is a great writer of Swamp Thing
Especially first ten issues
With Bernie Wrightson

On.Moore
Anatomy Leason in issue 21
Of Saga of Swamp Thing
Is brilliant

But sometimes
His big ideas
Intrude on
The Storytelling

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New 52 Swamp Thing

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WAL
Swamp Thing

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Dick Durock is no stranger to playing a green creature, just before playing Swamp Thing, he guest star on a popular TV show, The Incredible Hulk.


In the 2 part episodes ‘The First’ Durock played a evil ‘scary’ Hulk creature. :slightly_smiling_face:
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A year later, here’s a picture of Durock in the 1982 Swamp Thing.

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@Reaganfan78 nice find. I really haven’t hit the original movie here much despite my intention to do so.

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Added note above below intro on the writers on Swamp Thing’s multiple comic book series.

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You tried

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@msgtv, I forgot to mention, before Dick Durock became an actor, he serve in the U.S. Marines.:slightly_smiling_face: Thought you might like to know that.

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That’s cool

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On the other hand, everyone says V for Vendetta is great, and I’m like ‘this is boring trite ramblings’

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I saw that movie once many years ago. I didn’t get it. It lost me. Haven’t taken the time to read the books or watch it again

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I saw V for Vendetta before I read the book and I loved it. Of course it was right before I graduated college and was very much in a “change the world/fight the powers that be” mindset. When I read the book years later, I liked it, but wasn’t really blown away by it.

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It’s like when I thought Imagine was a deep meaningful song.

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All that and more

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Humor can be an effective element in horror stories, but it’s not often used in Swamp Thing stories. Moore used it in his homage to Pogo
ST Moore humor

Veitch wove it into several stories with this guy driving around

But, Collins is the most effective with much of her early run interwoven with a light comic touch. Her roots of Southern Gothic, with its quirky characters, serves her well. More Swamp Thing writers could take a cue from her and even out the horror elements of Swamp Thing with occasional lighter touches.

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I’ve now finished the Collins run. If you’re a fan of Swamp Thing comics her run is a must read. I’ve added more to the writer rundown above.

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Updated writer discussion at top with David Micheline and Gerry Conway.