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Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 2 Paperback – Illustrated, October 2, 2012
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- ASIN : 1401225446
- Publisher : Vertigo; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781401225445
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401225445
- Item Weight : 11 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.64 x 0.52 x 10.18 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #51,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A) A fan of Alan Moore
B) A fan of Swamp Thing
C) An extremely fortunate soul who's about to read one of the best runs in comic nook history
This volume covers SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #28-34 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2, in my opinion Moore's best arch. Liberated from the Comics Code, this title really turned on the heat with some of the most beautifull frightening images that Stephen Bissette and John Totleben could provide, like the Arcane three parter (that continues the plot thread from the last volume) or the unforgettable images of Hell. Moore wasn't just content with changing the whole mythos of the series, he also challenged the concept of the "fill in artists" by embracing diferent takes on the usual style of the series, like the charming "Pogo" story. While the stories and artwork are still some of the best, the sad part of this Hardcover is that this could have been an excellent chance to give an overhaul to the coloring which wasn't so bad the last volume, but reflect not so great on Tanya Wood's work. For some reason instead of the lush green tones of the Swamp Thing from the last volume she decided to him it a decidely greyish and darker tone, without much variety. I understand this could be from some limitation from the era these comics were originally made, but I cannot yet understand why they could give Sandman a brand new recoloring (which looks great) and not to this book; most of the comments about this from buyers imply that we wouldnt have minded paying a bit more for a "definitive" version of Swamp Thing. Its still a great collection and I always prefer my favorites to be in hardcover but it's still a missed chance for true fans
This is another solid volume of Moore's impressive ST run. It's equally as intriguing and engrossing as the first volume. If you like the first book, you should keep going. It stays excellent throughout.
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Definitely a must read.
My grumble is the quality of the paper and the cover. The cover is really flimsy and I mean Really flimsy!
The paper is shockingly thin!
I expected Moore’s best works would be treat with better respect.
Ten quid (current price) is a lot of money for such a shockingly poor product.
Excellent story, rubbish quality.
This second instalment into the Swamp Thing saga does not disappoint, and is filled with great characters and brilliant prose as well as speech.
Although the story starts off a bit slow, it quickly picks up the pace as the Swamp Thing travels literally, as well as figuratively, through hell.
I look forward to reading the next one, and if it only gets better, this might have the potential to knock Preacher off of my top spot.