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RIP Len Wein by James Bongerwater - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:00:41 EST ID:U5bmyX9Y No.43321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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the Swamp Thing creator and co-creator of Wolverine has passed away. RIP a legend, I read every issue of his Swamp Thing run (I've read every run fo Swamp Thing actually) and Wein's original tales were great campy cosmic horror fun.
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Esther Hollerway - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:44:47 EST ID:qUGqNh6Y No.43327 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43321
Gotcher priorities straight. I appreciate that.
Damn he wrote a Swampy story just a year or two ago didn't he? That makes it sadder, he was still capable of quality output.
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Jenny Grandhall - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:39:24 EST ID:Tgd5PVNE No.43329 Ignore Report Quick Reply
welp, time to marathon his entire bibliography. this bowl of swampdank goes out to you man.
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Emma Heblingway - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:02:35 EST ID:jNMqUSC0 No.43330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gonna read some of Swamp Thing's stuff in honor. Most I've seen of the character is cursory wiki research and crossovers in JLDark and such. Seems like a breddy cool concept.
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Simon Mellerhall - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:04:01 EST ID:qUGqNh6Y No.43334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43330
Nota Bene: at least half of what makes Swampy so good was introduced by Moore. Wein's OG concept was a lot more bog-standard. Not to poo-poo it, he still created the base tone & the supporting cast. And some issues are genuinely great, like #10. Chilling, gripping stuff. You might say Moore owes his career to the atmosphere he replicated from that original run, which by proxy would make it responsible for the comic industry's entire development into serious stories & mature themes.
BTW he only did 13 issues, and the writer that picked off at 14 isn't nearly as good. Basically if you feel bored or underwhelmed at any point skip to Moore's run. Maybe a little before Moore's run (#16-19 instead of 20) for context & sweet art. For a Wein-written Swamp with Moore-continuity, see the aforementioned Swamp Thing miniseries he wrote recently.
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Simon Mellerhall - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:07:41 EST ID:qUGqNh6Y No.43335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43334
Should probably add that the #13-14 Len Wein & his successor did is an entirely different comic run to the #16-20 ore & Bissette did. The former's Swamp Thing, from the 70s. The latter's Saga of the Swamp Thing a decade later in the 80s. Although if you were gonna read compilations like "Swamp Thing by Alan Moore" that details' irrelevant, they do it for you.
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Reuben Bunderfuck - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:58:56 EST ID:1CCmInbh No.43336 Report Quick Reply
>>43327
He did write a 6 issue miniseries a couple years back, it wrapped up the loose ends with the Matt Cable character from olden days.
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Alice Blagglemark - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:38:07 EST ID:qUGqNh6Y No.43339 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>43336
What'd it wrap up about Matt?
Matt returned for the 80s run, fell into a coma, and upon flat-lining was recruited to be Dream's Raven in Sandman.
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John Pellershaw - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:45:59 EST ID:v0GH9Vr6 No.43341 Report Quick Reply
>>43339
I guess it was less wrapping up loose ends and more Len Wein's creating a New 52 version of Cable, one who is still basically an abusive drunk. He convinces Alec he has changed and that he wants to become the new Swamp Thing, saying he'll trade situations with Alec and Alec will get to go back to a human body while Cable runs the Green. Alec agrees, and betrayal happens soon after that. I forget how it ends but Alec gets his Swamp Thing body back somehow.


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