(December 1972-January 1973)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1972-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Joe Orlando; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover date: January.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors:
Bernie Wrightson; Glynis Wein
Job Number:
J-1783

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Anton Arcane; Swamp Thing; the Un-Men
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit from the letter page of Swamp Thing (DC, 1972 series) #4

The Man Who Wanted Forever (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Colors:
Bernie Wrightson; Glynis Wein
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-1796

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Anton Arcane; the Conclave; Dr. Linda Holland (flashback); Ferrett; Matt Cable; the Patchwork Man [Gregori Arcane]; Swamp Thing (also as Dr. Alec Holland); the Un-Men [including Cranius; Ophidian]
Synopsis:
The Swamp Thing undergoes a mystical transferral where he regains his humanity while Arcane obtains the Swamp Thing's body. When Alec Holland finds out that his old body will be used for evil ends he interrupts the enchantment and things return as they were, with Arcane falling to his death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit from the letter page of Swamp Thing (DC, 1972 series) #4

Wind-Tunnel Tested! (Table of Contents)

SSP Racers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for SSP (Super Sonic Power) Racers from Kenner.

Swamp Things (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-1943

Indexer Notes

Comments from fans Art Stampler, Wallace Foote and Michele Kreps who were visiting the DC offices and who were snared to read the first issue, as regular letters still hadn't arrived. Includes an editorial discussing how the Swamp Thing comic is produced.

The Insult That Made A Man Out Of 'Mac' (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas' "How Dynamic-Tension Makes You A New Man" / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Roman
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mac

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Comic strip ad for Charles Atlas' "How Dynamic-Tension Makes You A New Man" book.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  2. 1. The Man Who Wanted Forever
    Swamp Thing
  3. 2. Wind-Tunnel Tested!
    SSP Racers
  4. 3. Swamp Things
  5. 4. The Insult That Made A Man Out Of 'Mac'
    Charles Atlas' "How Dynamic-Tension Makes You A New Man"
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