Still more in tune with the younger generation than the people who wrote the original Teen Titans comics.

§ February 16th, 2012 § Filed under swamp thing § 17 Comments

Anonymous asks:

“No comments on Swampy appearing in the Animal Man Annual?”

Sure: I hear Swamp Thing is going to be appearing in the Animal Man annual.

There you go.

Speaking of Swamp Thing, I hope my last post didn’t give the impression that I don’t want people to email me about Swamp Thing stuff…of course I do. But I was getting so many emails (and the occasional comment!) about some site posting the Swamp Thing PSA that I thought I’d better put the kibosh on it before my Gmail account hit its storage limit.

I did spend a few minutes at the shop Wednesday evening talking about Swamp Thing media and merchandise with one of our longtime customers…no, I didn’t bring it up, he did, honest. We discussed the greatness of the movies, I warned him about the animated series, noted that my ownership of Swamp Thing slippers could someday be considered “evidence,” and most importantly…

…whatever happened to the costumes worn by the late Dick Durock in the Swamp Thing films? …My guess is that they probably fell apart and were discarded long ago, but who knows? Perhaps they were saved and preserved by some loyal Swamp Thing fan? I’m sure there’s an answer, and my half-hearted Googling did nothing, but perhaps someone out there knows of their fate. Not that I want to wear the costumes around the house or to work or jury duty or anything.

Of course, if I never get my exclusive movie-worn costume, I can always resort to making my own, thanks to the helpful tips from this eHow article:

“Spray the green and yellow spray paint in a random pattern around the costume. This will add more color depth to the costume, and create a sense of the camouflage that an actual swamp monster would require in a swamp.”

Well said.

Also discovered during my Googling adventures, this site offering my Swamp Thing slippers photo from one of my self-links up there, with these usage hints:

“You can use this FREE Swamp Thing Slippers Picture for many uses such as Graphics Design, Posting on a Social Network like MySpace, Friendster, Facebook or Hi5!”

Yes, please do use my photo of Swamp Thing slippers on your Google Pluses and your GreatestJournals. Here, let me improve it for you:


I mean, that’s what all you kids do with images on your Orkuts and your Voxes, right? “Bling” ‘em up? I’m just trying to stay “hep” with you young “cats.”

17 Responses to “Still more in tune with the younger generation than the people who wrote the original Teen Titans comics.”

  • C. Elam says:

    It is way, way too late in the evening for me to be laughing so hard.

    That graphic is the best thing ever. My dreams shall be filled with Swamp Thing slipper smoking a fatty.

  • ExistentialMan says:

    The Swamp Thing slipper on the left looks like Hunter S. Thompson. The one on the right just looks disgusted with the whole thing. Hilarious.

  • Smicha1 says:

    Decades ago, when Kevin Eastman had his Words and Pictures Comic Book Museum in Northampton, MA, they had one of the full-body Swamp Thing suits from either the second movie or the TV show on display. It was part of a limited-time Swamp Thing and horror comics exhibit, if I recall correctly. No idea what happened to it from there, maybe Eastman has it in his house.

  • Anonymous says:

    Anonymous: “Are you also aware that SWAMP THING and ANIMAL MAN are going to have a massive summer crossover often with each other, and sometimes with other DC titles like FRANKENSTEIN?”

    Mike Sterling: “I am now. Thanks, Anonymous!”

  • Alex says:

    That slipper GIF is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time.

  • adam says:

    The original Teen Titans run was GEAR!

  • Sir A1! says:

    Yo! Them slippers is off-da-hook! and Da Bomb! (twirls glow stick; has seizure)

  • the inclusion of snoop dog makes this a thing of greatness!

  • Mikester says:

    Anon – At least that’s in a post that’s actually about Swamp Thing.

    Aaron – Hypnotic, isn’t it?

  • swamp mark says:

    Dear Mike and all you Swampy fans…
    Thanx for the update on his appearances.I totally rely on this site for this info.I’m the only custy at the shop who collects him so need the help.Being a completist,if so much as his toe appears in an issue of Little Lulu,I need to know!I’m collecting Animal Man cause they keep saying his name.How sick is that?
    Thanx again and keep up the good work.

  • Casie says:

    Oh my gosh! My stomach hurts from laughing so hard. *wiping tears from eyes* This is a work of art. You really are one hep cat Mike.

  • Rich Handley says:

    Mike, that’s brilliant. I can’t stop staring at that graphic. :)

  • Alex says:

    I also love how meta the text gets on that website with your photo:

    “New Swamp Thing Slippers Graphics are frequently to our Comic Book Listings, so be sure to visit us again for more Swamp Thing Slippers Comments and Swamp Thing Slippers Photos!”

  • Dean says:

    The joint-smoking Swamp Thing slipper reminds me of that Hellblazer story where Swampy gets talked into providing the weed at John Constantine’s birthday party.

    Also, would Swamp Thing smoking count as cannibalism?

  • White Lantern Alec Holland says:

    So John Constantine’s final fate is to be turned into a giant pair of Swamp Thing slippers and spend eternity watching Hello Kitty blow kisses and Snoop Dog disco dance?

    The horror!

  • White Lantern Alec Holland says:

    Rich! Stop staring and start updating your site! LOL! :)

  • swamp mark says:

    Seconded!
    Cause we love it