Giving you the kind of book you want.

§ June 16th, 2023 § Filed under pal plugging, swamp thing § 5 Comments

At long last…Official Pal of the Site Rich Handley (of “In The Special Features on Planet of the Apes DVDs” fame) has finished his comprehensive overview of pre-Flashpoint Swamp Thing and will be coming to us in book form.

Born on the Bayou: A Pre-Flashpoint Chronology of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer (or BOTBAPFCOSTAH for short) will be shambling its way out of the marsh this September. Rich sent me an advance copy of the manuscript, and I can guarantee, if it’s not in this book, it’s not Swamp Thing or John Constantine-related. It has a foreword by famed Swamp Thing artist (and my Close Personal Friend) Steve Bissette! And I hear tell that I personally may be referenced more than a few times in the book itself! Just look in the index for “Swamp Thing, Best Friend of…” and there I’ll be.

But seriously, it’s a great book, a teeming repository of Swamp Thing knowledge you’ll lose yourself in. Check it out this fall, and tell them…well, don’t tell them Mike sent you, that’d be weird. Just tell ’em “gimme that swamp book, I gots to start readin’!”

5 Responses to “Giving you the kind of book you want.”

  • Allan Hoffman says:

    Of course you’re referenced, you’re the world’s formost SwampThingologist.

  • Donald G says:

    Mikester says, “DON’T ASK. JUST BUY IT!!!”

  • Snark Shark says:


  • Donald G says:

    Suddenly . . . KOREA!!!!

  • Rich Handley says:

    Thanks so much for the plug, Mike! I truly appreciate it, and I’m giddy that you enjoyed the manuscript. BearManor Media Books’ graphic designer is currently working on it, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

    Also, I was planning to respond “Suddenly… KOREA!!!!” but Donald beat me to it.