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Old 10-31-03, 05:34 AM
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Help a brother out - Swamp Thing question.

I remember reading Swamp Thing years ago and there was a mini/maxi series at that time that featured a huge storyline re: good/evil blah, blah, blah that included The Spectre "as the right hand man of God" as a major player.

I found it fascinating but I didn't have much time to read it in detail.

I tried looking for this online hoping that this may have made it as a trade paperback but i'm not sure what i've found.

I know this that the Swamp Thing graphic novel with Bernie Wrightson (sp?) isn't the one that i'm looking for.

So, does anyone know what i'm talking about? Was this ever made into a graphic novel/trade paperback?

Thanks.
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Swamp Thing #50? If that sounds like the one, it's been collected in the Swamp Thing: A Murder of Crows graphic novel.

I'm damned ashamed to say, by the way, that I've never read the Alan Moore Swamp Things.

But I am a longtime fan of the original Wein/Wein series. One of these days, I plan to rip through the Moore series.
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Thank you, thank you.

That's the one. Hmmmnnnn ... how much for that I wonder?

Next question:

Where's the best place to pick up stuff like this? I could probably pick this up at my local comic dealer but i'm pretty sure that places like amazon.com and the like would have it cheaper.

Thanks again.
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You're welcome bill, glad I could help. The second link up there is for Amazon, who has it for near $14. I'd check second hand bookstores first, but these don't show up too often, in my experience anyway. Yet, you still might get lucky. See if you've got a Half Price Books in your area.
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Oh yeah, and don't rule out eBay. I still sneak up on some good deals there from time to time, especially with the obscure stuff. Sure, Moore's Swamp Things were huge back in the day, but I bet you could catch a 'sleeper' auction. Hell, that's how I got the majority of my Cerebus phonebooks, for less than half retail, shipped even.


p.s., oops, sorry... I just realized you're in Canada... there're no HPBs in Canada, but maybe there are other second hand stores around you.

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Old 10-31-03, 09:39 AM
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Yah ... I have less options to go on unfortunately.

It's not too bad though. I pulled the trigger and ordered from amazon.ca and got the Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta and an Arthur interactive cd for 47.81 CAD (less 10 dollar of coupon and free ship) which is not too bad all things considered.

Just under 37 bucks converted into US funds.

The two books were 23.07 each which is more per when you consider currency conversion compared to US Amazon but I don't have much choice.

With kids I don't have the time nor opportunity to realistically check out a B&M store.

Sweet. Gonna get some good reading in. Thanks all.
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was that the ric veitch storyline that was nixed because he wanted to send swamp thing back in time to meet jesus?
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Over the past few years, DC has FINALLY reprinted the entirety of Alan Moore's "Swamp Thing" run.

I swear, it looked we'd never get these things in nice paperback books, but DC came through in the end. Almost twenty years too late, but...

For those interested, the books are:

1. Saga of the Swamp Thing (21-27)
2. Love and Death (28-34, Annual 2)
3. The Curse (35-42)
4. A Murder of Crows (43-50)
5. Earth to Earth (51-56)
6. Reunion (57-64)

All seminal works, the run includes Moore's re-working of the classic character, artwork by Stephen R. Bissette, John Totleben, and Rick Veitch, the introduction and first appearance of John Constantine, as well as the conception of the Vertigo imprint.

Also available is "Dark Genesis," reprinting the House of Secrets 92 origin story and Swamp Thing 1-10 of the Len Wein/Bernie Wrightson run.
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Well, I ordered it and I just got it not long ago.

Read it and .... enjoyed it!

I also ordered V for Vendetta and I quickly flipped through it - looks interesting. Gonna read it soon.

This is a bad thing - my wife already looked at me and asked me "Why are you reading comic books?"

Women.

Can't live with them ... hide the comic books.

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