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image from Swamp Thing #53 (October 1986) by Alan Moore and John Totleben
image from Swamp Thing Annual #1 (1982) by Bruce Jones, Mark Texiera & Tony DeZuniga
image from Saga of the Swamp Thing #20 (January 1984) by Alan Moore, Dan Day & John Totleben
image from Swamp Thing #1 (October/November 1972) by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson
Your pal Mike needs to recharge his batteries something fierce, so it’s gonna be Low Content Mode on the site through the end of the year. But it’s Low Content Mode with Swamp Thing, so hopefully that’ll be okay.
Thanks for reading, everyone, and hopefully with the New Year will come a newly-refreshed Mike.
image from Saga of the Swamp Thing #1 (May 1982) by Marty Pasko and Tom Yeates
Yup, that’s five-year-old me in a plaid outfit and red turtleneck…ladies.
Happy holidays to all you folks out there, and I’ll see you tomorrow.
A GIANT SINGLE-COLOR REMEDIAL RUBIK’S CUBE
from Nancy Dreams & Schemes (1990)
So I totally lied to you, as it turned out I did have the debut appearance of the Brat Finks:
…which just goes to show the vast Mikester Comic Archives is even more vast than I am aware of.
Also, just get a load of this guy:
You will never be this happy.
image from Fox and the Crow #94 (October-November 1965)
…the Brat Finks were already there, beating Stanley and said monster by one issue:
Okay, that panel actually is from #95, and not their first appearance, but I was collecting SAHM stories, not Brat Finks stories, so I don’t have #94 in the Vast Mikester Comic Archives.
…Mostly I’m just posting this here for the sheer 1960s-ness of the title “Brat Finks.” Also, for that one Brat Fink wielding the axe:
Out of context like that, we’re just one brief leap away from a funny animal EC horror comic. Tales from the Habitrail, with your host The Old Hamster Wheel Keeper.
…Sorry, gang, I think Christmas is getting to me.