DC Special Series #2 - The Original Swamp Thing Saga
([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
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893359409
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor)
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 with September-dated comics. On-sale date from house ad in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #145. On-sale date of June 21 in Comic Reader #144.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / 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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 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: 2)

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

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

Job Number
J-1746
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: 3)

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

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

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

Out of the Swamp... (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
J-4820
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  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
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • 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