Thursday, August 9, 2012

Swamp Thing #7 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover

Swamp Thing v1 #7 1970s bronze age dc comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
Swamp Thing v1 #7, 1973 - For the first time, the Swamp Thing encounters another major character within the DC universe. His incursion into Gotham City leads him face-to-face with the Batman. Though devoid of splash pages, Bernie Wrightson's story art is excellent. His version of the dark knight is distinctively eerie, matching the shadowy urban environment. Highlights include the display of Swamp Thing's formidable strength on page 3 panel 4 and Batman's potent fighting skills on page 16. This story was later reprinted in Limited Collectors Edition #C-59, DC Special Series #17 and Roots of the Swamp Thing #4. Interestingly, Wrightson drew a similarly superb Batman on the cover of Detective Comics #425. This is number 7 of 10 Swamp Thing issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson or Swamp Thing issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson cover pencils and inks = ***
"Night of the Bat"
Wrightson story pencils and inks 21 pages = ****
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Swamp Thing v1 #7 1970s bronze age dc comic book page art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Tower of Shadows #8
Creepy #138
House of Mystery #191

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