§ August 22nd, 2011 § Filed under swamp thing § 4 Comments

…I presented incorrect information about Swamp Thing in a previous post. Yes, it’s true, and I hang my golden-maned head in shame.

In this post (since corrected), I noted that a caption missing in the paperback edition reprinting Moore’s earliest issues was included in the more-or-less equivalent Saga of the Swamp Thing hardcover. Well, that was bad info, friends.

So let’s get this straight:

Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing trade paperback, reprinting issues #21 through #27, has the final caption from issue #24.

Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol. 1 hardcover, reprinting #20 along with #21-#27, is missing that caption.

Now, this is from checking the copies that are on our store shelves at this very moment. If there has been a newer edition of the hardcover that corrects this issue, I don’t know about it. (And I believe I reordered this copy of the hardcover on our shelf about a month ago, I think, so I’m pretty sure it’s the current printing.)

Let me revise my advice: buy the trade paperback, but also buy issues #16-#20 to…complete the experience, I guess.

Or, buy the hardcover, and paste this into the upper right hand corner of the last page of issue #24:

You may need to resize it and perhaps adjust the brightness/contrast.

Or you can just buy all the original issues from my shop, and I’ll give you a swell deal. Well, a deal. At the very least, I will charge you money for them.

In other Swamp Thing-related news:

  • Oh, gosh darn it, I know someone sent this link along to me, but I forgot who it was and I can’t track it down. But, thanks to that someone for pointing out this post about former Swamp artist Steve Bissette’s visit to the International Cryptozoology Museum, which includes some small samples of Bissette’s art from The Vermont Monster Guide.
  • “If Swamp Thing is killed does that mean all life in the universe dies? “

    Lots of questions from someone who seems to think the whole Brightest Day/White Lantern thing is going to continue having a major impact on the ongoing Swamp Thing title. My guess: will either never be mentioned again, or will be noted briefly and forgotten about as the storylines move forward.
  • This week: Brightest Day: The Search for Swamp Thing #3 is coming out this week, and I’ve shown the regular cover previously. Here is the variant cover by David Mack:

    In case you missed it, here’s my review of issue #2 where I kind of wonder what the point of this series was. Other than to get me to buy two copies of each issue for the covers, of course.

4 Responses to “STOP THE PRESSES.”

  • ‘Twas I who sent you the link a day late on your Aug. 19th post. Thank you for the apropos cryptic credit.
    I vastly prefer the variant cover (not that it’ll do me much good in Japan with no comic shop.)

  • Professor Booty says:

    Does your shop have an eBay site, Mike?

  • Ray Van Buskirk says:

    Do you really still have a “golden maned” head? That last picture I saw on your site, it seemed the “golden” was fading a little silver? Or maybe just my imagination? Maybe I am thinking of Ralph… :)

  • Harvey Jerkwater says:

    On the David Mack cover, note how the trees are positioned relative to Swampy. They are placed like arms, as if the character were saying “Eh, whattaya gonna do?”