(2020)

DC, 2018 Series
Volume
2
Price
39.99 USD; 53.99 CAD
Pages
452
On-sale Date
2020-01-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9422-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401294229 53999
Editing
Joe Orlando (editor - original series); Paul Levitz (editor - original series); Jack C. Harris (editor - original series); Murray Boltinoff (editor - original series); Julius Schwartz (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Alex Galer (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; matte paper interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Swamp Thing (DC, 1972 series) #14-24, Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #81-87, DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #8, and The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #122 and 176. Also includes the surviving scripts, pencils, and inks from the never-before-published Swamp Thing #25.

Interior color reconstruction by Digikore.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Ernie Chan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4154
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Page including title logo.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title pages including writer and artist credits for stories in collection plus the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Swamp Thing #14] (Table of Contents: 5)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)

Job Number
J-3730
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Tomorrow Children (Table of Contents: 6)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-3711
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #15] (Table of Contents: 7)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)

Job Number
J-3800
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Father Jonathan Bliss; Nebiros
Reprints

The Soul-Spell of Father Bliss (Table of Contents: 8)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-3800 ?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Matt Cable; Abigail Arcane; Jefferson Bolt; Luke; Father Jonathan Bliss; Nebiros
Synopsis
The Swamp Thing comes across a preacher in the swamp who summons a demon to inhabit his body. Abby first demonstrates psychic abilities.
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[Swamp Thing #16] (Table of Contents: 9)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Laganna
Reprints

Night of the Warring Dead (Table of Contents: 10)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-3854
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Abigail Cable; Matt Cable; Adam Rook; Laganna; Nathan Ellery (last page cameo)
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #17] (Table of Contents: 11)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)

Job Number
J-3964 ?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Destiny Machine (Table of Contents: 12)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-3965
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jefferson Bolt; Nathan Ellery; "Doc"; Swamp Thing; Abigail Arcane; Matt Cable; Linda Holland (in flashback)
Synopsis
While searching for Bolt, Matt and Abby are captured and taken to the lair of the resurrected Nathan Ellery. Ellery is working with a disillusioned scientist who has developed a machine which is able to destroy the minds of the world's leaders simultaneously. Avoiding a number of deadly traps, the Swamp Thing frees his friends. Ellery and the Doctor are killed.
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[Swamp Thing #18] (Table of Contents: 13)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo (signed)
Inks
Nestor Redondo (signed)
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)

Job Number
J-4014
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Abigail Arcane
Reprints

Village of the Doomed (Table of Contents: 14)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-4014
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Matt Cable; Abigail Arcane; Jefferson Bolt; Aubrey Trask; Marion; Nicholas Trask
Synopsis
Swamp Thing rescues Jefferson Bolt, Matt Cable and Abigail Arcane from a rest home where the residents are using black magic to de-age themselves at the expense of others.
Reprints

[The Brave and the Bold #122] (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman; Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
B-2615
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Hour of the Beast (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
B-2511
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Swamp Thing; B. B. Riggs; Linda Holland (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story told in 3 parts.
Part 1 - Monster, Monster, Burning Bright! (5 pages).
Part 2 - Green Grows Death (6 pages).
Part 3 - Look Homeward, Hero (7 pages).

[Swamp Thing #19] (Table of Contents: 17)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4072
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

A Second Time to Die (Table of Contents: 18)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-4045
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Matt Cable; Abigail Arcane; Bolt
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #20] (Table of Contents: 19)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4154
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Mirror Monster (Table of Contents: 20)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-4085
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Bolt; Abigail Arcane
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #21] (Table of Contents: 21)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4157
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Think [Alec Holland]; Solus
Reprints

Requiem (Table of Contents: 22)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-4084
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Solus; Kolom; Jettak; Cellanth; Krell
Synopsis
Swamp Thing is transported to a spaceship controlled by an alien who has gone mad from isolation.
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #22] (Table of Contents: 23)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Inks
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4206
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Solomon Plague (Table of Contents: 24)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Tatjana Wood (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos

Job Number
J-4130
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #23] (Table of Contents: 25)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?; John Workman (logo design)

Job Number
J-4246
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Ruth Monroe; Sabre
Reprints

Rebirth and Nightmare (Table of Contents: 26)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
Inks
Nestor Redondo
Colors
Carl Gafford (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4211
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Sabre; Councilman Red; Thrudvang; Ruth Monroe; Edward Holland; Ned
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #24] (Table of Contents: 27)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Colors
? (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4262
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Alec Holland; Ruth Monroe; Thrudvang
Reprints

The Earth Below (Table of Contents: 28)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft; Gerry Conway (plot)
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
Carl Gafford (original printing); Digikore (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4245
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Alec Holland; Ruth Monroe; Sheriff Kline; Solomon Smith; Sabre; Thrudvang; Edward
Reprints

[Challengers of the Unknown #81] (Table of Contents: 29)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser] (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman ?

Job Number
C-436
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Multi-Man
Reprints

Multi-Man's Master Plan (Table of Contents: 30)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4604
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; June Robbins]; Multi-Man; Gaylord Clayborne; Dr. Heathcliff Monroe; Susan Charness (appears to die in this story); M'nagala
Synopsis
The Challengers race against time to stop Multi Man and save June from his clutches.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from Super-Team Family (DC, 1975 series) #10.

M'Nagala first appeared in Swamp Thing (DC series, 1972) #8 where his name was spelled M'Nagalah (with a final H).

[Challengers of the Unknown #82] (Table of Contents: 31)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser] (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
C-486
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]
Reprints

Chapter 1: The Lurker Below (Table of Contents: 32)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
Clem Robins ?

Job Number
J-4624
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Heathcliff Monroe (villain); M'Nagala (villain); cultists (villains)
Synopsis
Prof is dying of an all-consuming fungus infection. Rocky, June, Ace, and Red rush him to their jet. Gaylord Clayburne, playboy-Challenger-wannabe, learned Prof was sick and found a specialist to heal him. Ignoring Clayburne, the Challengers zoom off to Perdition, Pennsylvania, a farm town. As soon as they land, the Challengers are mobbed by farmers with pitchforks. Doctor Monroe calls off the farmers.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from previous issue. The villain is Heathcliff Monroe (an HP Lovecraft look-alike) from Swamp Thing (DC series, 1972) #8.

Chapter 2: Legacy of the Damned (Table of Contents: 33)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; Bernie Wrightson (page 7, panel 1 only)
Colors
?
Letters
Clem Robins ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Dr. Heathcliff Monroe; Swamp Thing (flashback); a tractor salesman
Synopsis
Dr. Monroe relates the town's history to the Challengers. Seventy years ago, a man summoned a demon to the town. Enthralled, the locals sacrificed strangers to the “god” until Swamp Thing came to town and collapsed its cave, burying the monster “forever”. Behind the scenes, we see the fungus lived on and still infects many locals. Doctor Monroe needs special medical equipment from a doctor in Borotavia behind the Iron Curtain in order to save Prof's life. Red and Ace zoom off in the jet again, leaving June and Rocky in the town.
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Indexer Notes

The tractor salesman resembles Richard Nixon. The flashback is from Swamp Thing (DC, 1972 series) #8.

Chapter 3: The Soul Predator (Table of Contents: 34)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
Clem Robins ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; a tractor salesman (dies in this story); M'nagala
Synopsis
Red and Ace zoom off in the jet again. In Borotavia, they knock out some guards, out-fly jets, and get the blood filter machine. Meanwhile, in Perdition, the locals capture a visiting tractor salesman. Rocky and June, creeped out and worried about Prof, wander around, looking at Dr. Monroe's library, which is full of occult books. They hear the salesman’s screams and see him sacrificed to a tentacled horror. Both interrupt the sacrifice and are cold-cocked
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Indexer Notes

The tractor salesman is a dead ringer for former president Richard Nixon.

Chapter 4: The Lurker Rises (Table of Contents: 35)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
Clem Robins ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Dr. Heathcliff Monroe; M'Nagala; Swamp Thing (in the shadows)
Synopsis
Rocky awakes bound to a post. Monroe confesses he’s also infected with the fungus because it’s actually a manifestation of the god M’Nagala! Monroe leaves for another sacrifice. Rocky glimpses someone in the shadows. Rocky bursts his bonds and meets Ace and Red, who have returned with the equipment. In the church, they freeze, because June is the next sacrifice!
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Indexer Notes

Story continues next issue.

[Challengers of the Unknown #83] (Table of Contents: 36)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman ?

Job Number
C-532
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; M'nagala
Reprints

Chapter 1: Seven Doorways to Destiny! (Table of Contents: 37)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Workman ?

Job Number
J-4748
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal
Synopsis
The Challengers attempt to free June, but are beaten down by the cultists.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue.

Chapter 2: Savior from the Swamp? (Table of Contents: 38)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Workman ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]; Ruth Monroe
Synopsis
In Challenger Mountain, Clayburne (the wanna-be Challenger), uses the computer to analyze Prof's infection. It recommends Dr. Alec Holland as an expert in "biochemical abnormalities."
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Chapter 3: The Gods Crawl Closer (Table of Contents: 39)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Workman ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]
Synopsis
Clayburne flies to Oregon to ask Holland for help and he agrees to accompany him to Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Rocky and Ace fly to England and perform an incantation from a mystical book and bring M'Nagala's "family" to Earth as Monroe tells June and Red how M'Nagala came from the stars.
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Chapter 4: All Monsters, Good and Evil (Table of Contents: 40)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Workman ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Red Ryan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Heathcliff Monroe; M’Nagala the Eternal; F. Gaylord Clayburne III; Alec Holland [Swamp Thing]
Synopsis
Clayborne and Holland find Prof, who suggests using sonics against the plant life. Outside London, while Ace fetches a pack of jet fuel, Rocky chants to allow one of M'Nagala's kin to enter this world. Back in Pennsylvania, Holland ducks away because he is reverting to Swamp Thing as his bio-restorative formula wears off, but Clayborne and Prof fight off the cultists and fire the emergency siren, transforming the cultists to slime. In London, Ace chucks the fuel pod into the monster, destroying it and shutting the portal. Soon after, all the Challengers are reunited in Perdition.
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[Challengers of the Unknown #84] (Table of Contents: 41)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Swamp Thing has gone berserk--
Genre
adventure
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Challengers of the Unknown
Reprints

Chapter 1: To Save a Monster (Table of Contents: 42)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4818
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Gaylord Clayburne; Rama Kushna (flashback); Multi-Man [Duncan Pramble]
Synopsis
Perdition lies in ruins. Prof is infected with an alien fungus. Swamp Thing watches from cover, is attacked by a wolf, but brushes it off. The wolf is possessed by Deadman, who asks Rama Kushna why he's here. "Follow the Challengers." Back at Challenger Mountain, the heroes can't cure Prof's disease. Angry, Ace orders Gaylord to take a walk; he walks.
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Chapter 2: When Deadmen Walk (Table of Contents: 43)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Multi-Man [Duncan Pramble]
Synopsis
After Deadman cures him from within, Prof wakes up and reveals that Dr. Alec Holland who helped save him is Swamp Thing and needs help. Deadman finds Swamp Thing but can't enter him as he's already possessed. Deadman returns to possess Ace and announces that Swamp Thing is in Philadelphia, where he is under the control of and releasing Duncan Pramble, the former Multi-Man. Deadman jumps between the two, causing a psychic explosion freeing Swamp Thing and blowing Pramble's mind. Later back at the mountain, the Challs welcome Swamp Thing to make his home with them.
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[Challengers of the Unknown #85] (Table of Contents: 44)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
C-587
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]
Reprints

The Creature from the End of Time! (Table of Contents: 45)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4867
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing
Reprints

Chapter 1: The Box from Beyond (Table of Contents: 46)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing
Synopsis
A giant box appears in Toronto. The Challs, accompanied by Swamp Thing and Deadman, investigate.
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Chapter 2: Monsters and Men (Table of Contents: 47)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing; Rip Hunter (flashback); Jeff Johnson (flashback); Bonnie Baxter (flashback); Corky Baxter (flashback)
Synopsis
When Deadman tries to enter the box it opens and releases a monster. After they kill the monster, they haul the box and carcass to Challenger Mountain where tests indicate the box is from the future.
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Chapter 3: Flight Into the Future (Table of Contents: 48)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Deadman; Swamp Thing; Rip Hunter
Synopsis
The heroes fly to Rip Hunter's desert lab, which appears abandoned. Swamp Thing pushes a button and Rip's Time Sphere appears with a skeleton inside. They use the time sphere to travel to 12,000,000 AD. Amidst crumbling ruins they are surrounded by future-men and Rip Hunter in rags and a crown.
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[Challengers of the Unknown #86] (Table of Contents: 49)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-652
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rip Hunter; June Robbins; Rocky Davis; Ace Morgan; Swamp Thing; Deadman
Reprints

The War at Time's End (Table of Contents: 50)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D’Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4911
Genre
adventure
Characters
Prof Haley
Synopsis
In the present, Prof is wheelchair-bound in Challenger Mountain and attacked by a mutant lizard from the future.
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Chapter One: The Way It Began (Table of Contents: 51)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Deadman
Synopsis
Prof recalls how it got to this point.
Reprints

Chapter Two: If This Is Tomorrow, You Must Be Rip Hunter! (Table of Contents: 52)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; The Sunset Lords; The Persuader; Lucas Lawspeaker
Synopsis
In the future, Rocky, Ace, June, Swamp Thing, and Deadman find Rip Hunter (and his crew) are brainwashed pawns of the despotic Sunset Lords. After a fight, they're overwhelmed and captured.
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Chapter Three: Time Times Terror (Table of Contents: 53)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Ryan; Deadman; The Sunset Lords; Rip Hunter
Synopsis
Back in the present, future-boxes keep releasing monsters around the world. Red (who quit the team) battles some in the streets.
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Chapter 4: A Pit by Any Other Name (Table of Contents: 54)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; The Sunset Lords; Lucas Lawspeaker
Synopsis
Deadman, sneaking around in a borrowed body, meets Lucas Lawspeaker and his rebels.
Reprints

[Challengers of the Unknown #87] (Table of Contents: 55)

Challengers of the Unknown / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Saviuk (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-708
Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman
Reprints

Twelve Million Years to Twilight (Table of Contents: 56)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carla Conway; Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4971
Genre
adventure
Characters
Deadman; Lucas Lawspeaker; Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Rip Hunter; The Persuader
Reprints

Chapter 1: Assault on Sunset (Table of Contents: 57)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carla Conway; Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Lucas Lawspeaker; The Sunset Lords; The Persuader
Synopsis
In 12,000,000 AD, Ace, Rocky, and June make a prison-break, while Swamp Thing holds back mutants. Back in 1978, Prof is saved from a monster when Red returns, cranks up the lab temperature, and cooks the monster. In the future, the Challs reach the breeder labs and blow them up.
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Indexer Notes

Includes a cutaway map of Challenger Mountain.

Chapter 2: Twilight's Last Glimmer (Table of Contents: 58)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carla Conway; Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Red Ryan; June Robbins]; Swamp Thing; Deadman; Rip Hunter; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; Jeff Smith; Batman; Elongated Man; Green Lantern; Lightray; Demon; Mica; Lucas Lawspeaker; The Sunset Lords; The Persuader
Synopsis
As Swamp Thing battles the giant Persuader, Lawspeaker - the leader of the rebellion - arrives with the cavalry, his rebel Sky Riders. The Sunset Lords try to destroy the city, but Deadman possesses Rip Hunter to destroy their weapon and the heroes head home.
Reprints

[DC Comics Presents #8] (Table of Contents: 59)

Superman; Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Inks
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3090
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch out! Lock your doors! Bolt your windows! The marshland monsters are coming!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Swamp Thing; Solomon Grundy
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The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy! (Table of Contents: 60)

Superman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3090
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Swamp Thing; Solomon Grundy (villain); Lois Lane; Dr. Jenet Klyburn
Reprints

[The Brave and the Bold #176] (Table of Contents: 61)

Batman; Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-591
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Swamp Thing
Reprints

The Delta Connection! (Table of Contents: 62)

Batman; Swamp Thing / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Jim Aparo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Swamp Thing (brief origin); Catwoman; Albert Couper; Alfred Pennyworth; Felicia Kyle; Calvin Traller; Linda Holland
Reprints

Swamp Thing The Bronze Age Volume Two (Table of Contents: 63)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the bonus section of the book which includes the surviving plot, script, and art pages from Swamp Thing #25, which was never published as the book was cancelled with issue #24.

[Swamp Thing #25: 17-Page Plot] (Table of Contents: 64)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Swamp Thing #25 typed plot breakdown by page by David Anthony Kraft, dated February 17, 1976.

[Swamp Thing #25: Dialogue by Page] (Table of Contents: 65)

text story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Swamp Thing #25 typed dialogue breakdown by page by David Anthony Kraft, dated March 22, 1976.

[Swamp Thing #25] (Table of Contents: 66)

Swamp Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Chan (signed as Ernie Chua)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Hawkman

Indexer Notes

Black and white cover art for Swamp Thing #25.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 67)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Page including title logo.

The Sky Above! (Table of Contents: 68)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Fred Carrillo (pages 9-16)
Letters
? (pages 9-16)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Hawkman; Sabre; Ruth Monroe; Hawkgirl; Edward Holland; Solomon Smith

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from the unpublished Swamp Thing #25. Story is 17 pages, but page 15 is not included here as it has been lost to time. Pages 1-8 are pencils with no inks or letters, remaining pages are fully inked and lettered.

Original Letters Page from Challengers of the Unknown #86 Addressing the Addition of Swamp Thing to the Team. (Table of Contents: 69)

Challenger Mountain Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH]
Pencils
Mike Netzer (illustration)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
L-888
Synopsis
Dave Blanchard and Sammuel Herskovitz love all the guest stars. Ye Editor notes, “... this is Swamp Thing’s home for now..."
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Indexer Notes

The reprint in this collection indicates that this is a reprint of the letters page from Challengers of the Unknown #46, but it is really from issue #86.

Unused Cover for Swamp Thing The Bronze Age Vol. 2 (Table of Contents: 70)

Swamp Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rick Vietch
Inks
Rick Vietch
Colors
Michelle Madsen
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]

Deep In the Bayous of Louisiana (Table of Contents: 71)

Swamp Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nestor Redondo; various
Inks
Nestor Redondo; various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Swamp Thing

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on the contents of this issue, includes an illustration from the cover Swamp Thing #14, and small reproductions of the covers of Swamp Thing #14-24, The Brave and the Bold #122, and Challengers of the Unknown #81-86.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Table of Contents]
  6. 5. [Swamp Thing #14]
    Swamp Thing
  7. 6. The Tomorrow Children
    Swamp Thing
  8. 7. [Swamp Thing #15]
    Swamp Thing
  9. 8. The Soul-Spell of Father Bliss
    Swamp Thing
  10. 9. [Swamp Thing #16]
    Swamp Thing
  11. 10. Night of the Warring Dead
    Swamp Thing
  12. 11. [Swamp Thing #17]
    Swamp Thing
  13. 12. The Destiny Machine
    Swamp Thing
  14. 13. [Swamp Thing #18]
    Swamp Thing
  15. 14. Village of the Doomed
    Swamp Thing
  16. 15. [The Brave and the Bold #122]
    Batman; Swamp Thing
  17. 16. The Hour of the Beast
    Batman; Swamp Thing
  18. 17. [Swamp Thing #19]
    Swamp Thing
  19. 18. A Second Time to Die
    Swamp Thing
  20. 19. [Swamp Thing #20]
    Swamp Thing
  21. 20. The Mirror Monster
    Swamp Thing
  22. 21. [Swamp Thing #21]
    Swamp Thing
  23. 22. Requiem
    Swamp Thing
  24. 23. [Swamp Thing #22]
    Swamp Thing
  25. 24. The Solomon Plague
    Swamp Thing
  26. 25. [Swamp Thing #23]
    Swamp Thing
  27. 26. Rebirth and Nightmare
    Swamp Thing
  28. 27. [Swamp Thing #24]
    Swamp Thing
  29. 28. The Earth Below
    Swamp Thing
  30. 29. [Challengers of the Unknown #81]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  31. 30. Multi-Man's Master Plan
    Challengers of the Unknown
  32. 31. [Challengers of the Unknown #82]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  33. 32. Chapter 1: The Lurker Below
    Challengers of the Unknown
  34. 33. Chapter 2: Legacy of the Damned
    Challengers of the Unknown
  35. 34. Chapter 3: The Soul Predator
    Challengers of the Unknown
  36. 35. Chapter 4: The Lurker Rises
    Challengers of the Unknown
  37. 36. [Challengers of the Unknown #83]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  38. 37. Chapter 1: Seven Doorways to Destiny!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  39. 38. Chapter 2: Savior from the Swamp?
    Challengers of the Unknown
  40. 39. Chapter 3: The Gods Crawl Closer
    Challengers of the Unknown
  41. 40. Chapter 4: All Monsters, Good and Evil
    Challengers of the Unknown
  42. 41. [Challengers of the Unknown #84]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  43. 42. Chapter 1: To Save a Monster
    Challengers of the Unknown
  44. 43. Chapter 2: When Deadmen Walk
    Challengers of the Unknown
  45. 44. [Challengers of the Unknown #85]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  46. 45. The Creature from the End of Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  47. 46. Chapter 1: The Box from Beyond
    Challengers of the Unknown
  48. 47. Chapter 2: Monsters and Men
    Challengers of the Unknown
  49. 48. Chapter 3: Flight Into the Future
    Challengers of the Unknown
  50. 49. [Challengers of the Unknown #86]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  51. 50. The War at Time's End
    Challengers of the Unknown
  52. 51. Chapter One: The Way It Began
    Challengers of the Unknown
  53. 52. Chapter Two: If This Is Tomorrow, You Must Be Rip Hunter!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  54. 53. Chapter Three: Time Times Terror
    Challengers of the Unknown
  55. 54. Chapter 4: A Pit by Any Other Name
    Challengers of the Unknown
  56. 55. [Challengers of the Unknown #87]
    Challengers of the Unknown
  57. 56. Twelve Million Years to Twilight
    Challengers of the Unknown
  58. 57. Chapter 1: Assault on Sunset
    Challengers of the Unknown
  59. 58. Chapter 2: Twilight's Last Glimmer
    Challengers of the Unknown
  60. 59. [DC Comics Presents #8]
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  61. 60. The Sixty Deaths of Solomon Grundy!
    Superman; Swamp Thing
  62. 61. [The Brave and the Bold #176]
    Batman; Swamp Thing
  63. 62. The Delta Connection!
    Batman; Swamp Thing
  64. 63. Swamp Thing The Bronze Age Volume Two
  65. 64. [Swamp Thing #25: 17-Page Plot]
  66. 65. [Swamp Thing #25: Dialogue by Page]
  67. 66. [Swamp Thing #25]
    Swamp Thing
  68. 67. [no title indexed]
  69. 68. The Sky Above!
    Swamp Thing
  70. 69. Original Letters Page from Challengers of the Unknown #86 Addressing the Addition of Swamp Thing to the Team.
    Challenger Mountain Mail Room
  71. 70. Unused Cover for Swamp Thing The Bronze Age Vol. 2
    Swamp Thing
  72. 71. Deep In the Bayous of Louisiana
    Swamp Thing
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