“Swamps are good for a laugh…”

§ October 11th, 2010 § Filed under swamp thing § 6 Comments

Thanks to reader Justin for sending this my way…a picture of a display he took at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, explaining that swamps are good places, and not like what you see in, oh, issues #1 (Oct-Nov 1972) and #156 (July 1995) of Swamp Thing:

A closer look at the important part:

Like Justin says, “when these ‘scientists’ stumble onto a nest of Un-Men they’ll wish they’d learned” that “swamps are bad places!”

Kind of interesting that it appears they used an actual copy of #1 in the display. That’s a valuable funnybook classic, friends!

Anyway, special thanks to reader Justin for keeping this from being another sick day post. Oddball Swamp Thing pics are always welcome!

6 Responses to ““Swamps are good for a laugh…””

  • philfromgermany says:

    Maybe even valuable enough for hoodlum shennanigans.
    Hope no nogoodniks up and swipe it from the display.

  • Rich Handley says:

    That was hilarious! Thanks, Mike–hope you’re feeling better.

  • C. Elam says:

    I don’t own either of those SWAMP THING comics, but I *do* own a copy of “The Cajun Night Before Christmas” to their right. It is fascinating, and I’m surprised to see it sitting in that display as far away as Chicago.

    Of course, it’s no “Crawfish Man Rescues Ron Guidry”, but then again, what is?

  • Bully says:

    1. That sign needs one more line. “…if you do not bring your evil there.”

    2. That gator’s totally chowin’ down on Swampy #156! Gators come runnin’ for the great taste of Mark Millar!

  • Anonymous says:

    This display won’t be complete without the DVDs of the films, or Shout Factory’s “Swamp Thing: The Series”, or History’s “Swamp People”, or A&E’s “Billy The Exterminator.”

  • CW says:

    Why are “good” and “laugh” capitalized? Are there no grammarians working at the Brookfield Zoo? ;)