What do French Swamp Thing, Ambush Bug, and Galactus have in common? *

§ January 11th, 2007 § Filed under galactus, swamp thing Comments Off on What do French Swamp Thing, Ambush Bug, and Galactus have in common? *

So pal Tom (not this pal Tom, but another one) was thinning out his bookshelves and gifted me with this fine volume from his collection: La Creature des Marais, from 1977, reprinting the first five issues of the original Len Wein ‘n’ Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing series in French. The art is in glorious, sharply-printed black and white, which really emphasizes Wrightson’s fine linework (even though there’s at least one instance that I’ve noticed where two or three panels appear to have been enlarged and redrawn to fill the page). The wraparound cover comes from the new image Wrightson drew for DC Special Series #2.

This book also includes the original Swamp Thing story from House of Secrets #92, which, for those of you keeping track, makes this copy #9 of this story in my possession.

And because it amused me, here’s the publisher’s logo from the back cover:

“Editions of Cheese?”

As long as I’m talkin’ about Swamp Thing, here it is, by request – Swamp Thing meets Ambush Bug:

from Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1 (1992) by Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming & Al Gordon

Check this out, and tell me this isn’t a bucketful of cool:

It’s the new Marvel Legends Masterworks “Galactus Versus Everybody” plastic statue, generally available for under twenty bucks, and taken from this cover. (Some of the flying characters are attached to Galactus by clear plastic rods…which, alas, break easily, so check the item carefully prior to purchase.)

* This post, apparently.

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