(September 1977)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
nine times a year
On-sale date:
1977-06-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
709893359409
Editing:
Joe Orlando
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Out in June 1977 with September dated comics. On sale date in house ad in Justice League of America #145.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Original Swamp Thing Saga / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Un-Men

Indexer Notes

Wrap around cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harlan Ellison
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]
Synopsis:
Letter from Harlan Ellison praising the creation of Swamp Thing.

Indexer Notes

Includes two small cover reprints of the first two issues of Swamp Thing.

Dark Genesis (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
Bernie Wrightson
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (intro, origin); Linda Holland; Matt Cable; Ferrett; Bruno; Anton Arcane (Cameo; unnamed; hand only); The Conclave
Synopsis:
When Ferrett and Bruno blow up Alec Holland's lab they create the Swamp Thing. Whey they return to dispose of Alec's wife Linda, the Swamp Thing is there to stop them.
Reprints:

The Man Who Wanted Forever (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
Bernie Wrightson; Glynis Wein
Letters:
?

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:

Out of the Swamp... (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Taken from the letters page of the original issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Original Swamp Thing Saga
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Dark Genesis
    Swamp Thing
  4. 3. The Man Who Wanted Forever
    Swamp Thing
  5. 4. Out of the Swamp...
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Sean Williams
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer