The Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol 20 - 27 review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB

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The Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol 20 27Day issues explored against a backdrop of horror SWAMP THING's stories became commentaries on environmental political and social issues unflinching in their relevance SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING Book One collects issues #20 27 of this seminal series including the never before reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING. Review to come

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Before WATCHMEN Alan Moore made his debut in the US comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book historyWith modern. There is a red and angry worldRed things happen thereThe world eats your wifeAnd eats your friendsIt eats all the things that make you humanAnd it turns you into a monsterAs a youth I didn’t get Swamp Thing And reading this as an adult it’s rather easy to see why Before I get into any details I have to just say that the prose in here is breathtakingly beautiful at times This is not a book for children; it is a book for people who have seen a bit of the world and have experienced some loss some fear some responsibility some of the things that come with adulthood Because frankly how else could you identify with what happens hereIt is also not a conventional “superhero” story by any definition Consider the following Moore's Swamp Thing had a profound effect on mainstream comic books being the first horror comic to approach the genre from a literary point of view since the EC horror comics of the 1950s and he broadened the scope of the series to include ecological and spiritual concerns while retaining its horror fantasy roots WikipediaEcological and spiritual concerns As a child this was far far removed from my mind Other than that there are a multitude of things writhing beneath the thin veneer of “superhero” story the nature of good and evil what it means to be human friendship and love the effect of fear et al consider for example the story and eventual fate of the Monkey King I should also mention the complex relationships between Alec Holland and his handful of friends and specifically Abigail And now I have It's raining in Washington tonight Plump warm summer rain that covers the sidewalks with leopard spots Downtown elderly ladies carry their houseplants out to set them on the fire escapes as if they were infirm relatives or Boy KingsSometimes hopeful sometimes bizarre often crushingly depressing but always beautiful Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing is one of the best examples of this type of thing that I have read in well probably ever He’ll be pounding on the glass right about nowor maybe not nowMaybe in a whileBut he’ll be poundingAndAnd will there be bloodI like to imagine soYes I rather think there will be bloodLots of bloodBlood in extraordinary uantitiesIt gets violent yes And uite so at times But not in the most likeliest of ways I was often surprised at the turns that the story takes It really is a marvellously atmospheric Southern Horror And in a stroke of ingenuity the artwork is often just as bizarre and off beat as the rest of the affairIt’s uite apparent that Moore was very careful to not walk the same ground that other writers were covering He was taking the road less travelledAnd even though they don’t really feature in the story describing the Justice League There is a house above the world where the over people gatherThere is a man with wings like a birdThere is a man who can see across the planet and wring diamonds from its anthraciteThere is a man who moves so fast that his life is an endless gallery of statues In the house above the world the over people gather And sit And listen To a dry mad voice that whispers of EarthdeathSo what is the down side here Nothing really but I do think readers have to at least bear the following in mind Alan Moore only came aboard for the second run of this series which means that by the time this book kicks off all the fundamentals had already been covered That’s to say Moore didn’t create Swamp Thing and he doesn’t tell the Origins story of the character This had come before and since I haven’t read that yet I do not know how that differs from or impacts on this particular part of the Swamp Thing mythos Have you ever been underAll the way underLike I haveOh like I have John Hiatt

summary The Saga of the Swamp Thing, Vol 20 - 27

The Saga of the Swamp Thing, Vol 20 - 27 review ß eBook or Kindle ePUB º Before WATCHMEN Alan Moore made his debut in the US comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became o#20 where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storylineBook One begins with the story The Anatomy Lesson a haunting origin story that reshapes SWAMP THING mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond. I am meatA beast of bloodWho tramplesCreatures of chlorophyllI am violence A rage machineWho murdersFrom birth to deathI am delusionAn euivocatorWho justifiesThe lives he ends I am hubrisA believer in meWho knows thatElse life is mine I am manI am a man I am hu manI am meat