Friday, May 25, 2012

weird cover number two one

It doesn't have to be comic book covers..
This is a great graphic over a great review of two groovy DC action figures, but I won't spoil who wins - go read it.

Big thanks to DORK DIMENSION.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oh, Wrightson...

Love this.
It's a fairly recent commission by Swamp's original artist and though his style has evolved somewhat, it's a more mature/reality-esque look - I think it works.
Wrightson's "hands" rock.

Friday, May 18, 2012

weird cover of the week #20

Kudos to Yanick Paquette for this Swamp Thing redesign currently happening in his New 52 Book - Love it, and again, courageous - these guys are pushing past Alan Moore's work and into new territory, while at the same time reminding us nicely that he's a comic book character.

Warrior Alec Holland/Swamp Thing is a formidable creation ..antlers, wings, armour - stuff this Swampy fan wouldn't have guessed would work, but it does ...beautifully.

Good show, new keepers of the coolest DC character to come out of the '70s.


Friday, May 11, 2012

#19 - weird cover of the week

I like this one, though it is from one of the irrelevant Swampy series'.

It's weird.
I'll read 'em all eventually, but only 3 of Swamp Thing's comic series really matter - the Original, the Saga of, and the New 52...

...but it is a nice cover.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weeerd cover o the week - 18

Guess I'm a bit of a sucker for Tom Yeates - I think he gets the short end of the stick when it comes to highly respected Swampy artists, but this is the guy who got me hooked.

His art on Saga of the Swamp Thing #1 was exactly what that story needed - sure, Swampy might be less ..I dunno, gothic perhaps is the word, but this was to be a new start, and a far more modern setting for the character.

This specific issue is way past the most noteworthy work on the title's run, BUT I love that Mr.Yeates stayed connected for so long after his time on the books starting days.

Apparently, Steve Bissette and John Tottleben were "helping" him meet his deadlines before they took over the art chores themselves in issue #16 ...that's just plain AWESOME. I can't wait to review those issues with an eye towards spotting that secret duo's work.

One day I'll own Berni Wrightson, Tom Yeates, Steve Bissette and John Tottleben original ST artwork - maybe Yannick Paquette too, but on that note - I better go earn some $$$$...

Cheers, A.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Swamp Thing #1 - Nov.1972 - Review


This is my single favorite comic book of all time, and am currently writing a very detailed review.

Will post that shortly, but I'm working on a Video Blog Entry to support it.

But if you're reading this, you should go read the issue yourself - then you can come back and chat ol' Swampy..

Read SWAMP THING #1 for FREE!!!

Very Cool and the Gang for DC to offer this no charge.

A 40 year old piece of Bronze-Age brilliance.