Sunday, March 10, 2013

Original Swamp Thing Saga / DC Special Series #2 - Bernie Wrightson cover & reprints

Bernie Wrightson
Original Swamp Thing Saga / DC Special Series #2, 1977 - A scant five years after the first series premiered, DC reprints both Swamp Thing #1 and Swamp Thing #2 in this special issue. The colors are pale and the inks lose some definition compared to the originals. To compensate, Bernie Wrightson produces an excellent new cover combining characters from both stories. An enraged Swamp Thing metes out justice while the deformed Un-Men look on from the background. It's extraordinary in its design and detailing, rivaling his best covers of the early 1970s. The wrap-around cover, a rarity for Wrightson, makes the issue that much more appealing. This is number 1 of 1 DC Special Series issues with Wrightson art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts or more Wrightson, Swamp Thing or DC Special Series issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson wrap around cover pencils and inks = ****
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More Wrightson posts:
Unexpected #119
Creepy #87
House of Mystery #219

2 comments:

  1. The first Wrightson comic I ever bought. I'll always have a warm spot in my heart for it.

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  2. Mine was House of Mystery #186 (see post). I found it in a used bookstore in the late 70s and have been hooked on Berni's work ever since.

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