Saga Of The Swamp Thing, Book 1 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding – April 10, 2012
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- Publisher : Turtleback; Reprint edition (April 10, 2012)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0606352384
- ISBN-13 : 978-0606352383
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.75 x 10.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,550,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With that in mind, the collection starts with issue 20 which Moore authored but does have some hang over story lines and a lot of characters I was unfamiliar with. They are clArified further is future volumes but it does make the first volume difficult to comprehend on first reading.
But the book is amazing and I would highly recommend to any comic book fan.
Now because the film introduced me first on the character of DC's ST, it did not inject interest in checking out the books since I felt Marvel's "Man-Thing" was the original "muck of yuck." But it was always in the back of my mind of probably taking a stab at it someday.
Well, after the success of the tv show version it still did not hit me to view the book history, BUT now I'm a full fledge fan and DAMN PROUD OF IT TOO. From the beautiful illustrations to the creepy, yet piercing narrative and/or the cast of multi-layered characters of goth-ridden and psychological paradoxes is a work of art, in more detail and abstract imagination to enter into this world as a participant then a reader only.
The utilization and integration of guest stars were well chosen and executed as support but never to overshadow ST, such as: The Justice League, The Demon/Jason Blood and even Arcane. I was really taken by the explanation of what ST is and how its origin is reinterpreted with more empathy and compassion then just as another human casualty.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Alan Moore's take on this life of plants and vegetation for a long time!
In addition, I’m a huge fan of the tone of horror throughout this book. A villain that appears in the 2nd half of the book is absolutely terrifying, and as this predates Stephen King’s It by about 4 years, one may wonder if King wasn’t more than a little bit influenced by these issues.
In summation, if you’re a fan, of comics, horror, great writing, or good things in general, you should by and read this now! It is an absolute masterpiece and an essential part of comics history!
Needless to say I was too young to understand what Mr. Moore was conveying to his audience. But that didn't stop me from enjoying somewhat the Swamp Time movie and loving the Swamp Thing television show that aired around that same time.
Reading this today gives me a better appreciation for comic book writing. I mean, I knew that writing was important, but seeing it really shine in this way is just something truly masterful.
I hear there are five more volumes by Moore. I'm not sure when, but I'll be reading those.
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Time and circumstances meant I no longer had those comics but these reprint volumes are a very good replacement - the paper is just right and the reproduction superb - the stories? - sublime.
Essential reading for anyone serious about good writing and art in comics.
One downside I'd like to point out is that there are a number of old characters that return and I still have no idea who they were, but it doesn't matter - you quickly get an idea who they are.
All in all, I'd recommend if you are looking for something different from the normal super hero comics.