Saga of the Swamp Thing : Book 01 Paperback
by Alan Moore
Now in trade paperback, this title collects issues #20-27 of the seminal horror series, starting with "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story with terrifying revelations.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 04/04/2012
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401220839
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Review by FolkeB
I have read a few comics book growing up, some for class, some for fun, but none have really been like this one. The Saga of the swamp thing is a comic about how a lab accident gone wrong has caused a man to become a swamp monster, his body has become weeds, but his soul still lives in the weeds. This book takes many different routes, the Swamp monster battles two arch rivals and flirts with the love of his life. I love twists and turns in books with suspense and this comic has it all. The book does a great job developing the characters. The Swamp thing is introduced and then the other characters show you what has happened to him and explain it to the reader so we know what has happened and who he is. The art throughout the book is also outstanding, the pictures really bring the story alive and show how each character looks along with emotions they experience during certain events. I think that anyone who is interested in in comics and a good read would be very interested in this book. The only critique I have of this book is that sometimes with the comic strips and pictures the reader can get lost. Words will sometimes be at the top and bottom of the page and it can be confusing where to go from one scene to another to keep reading in the story. Overall I feel this is a pretty good story, I have revitalized my interest in comics books and may read another. Any comic book lover is sure to love this read.Chad P.
Review by ivan.frade
I have read multiple times how Alan Moore brought respectability and serious topics to the comic world... and this collection is a very concrete proof of that. Such unalluring character as the Swamp Thing becomes surprisingly interesting questioning his own humanity. Page layouts, drawing and storytelling are top-level.