DC Special Series #17 - The Original Swamp Thing Saga
(Summer 1979)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
3
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
four times a year
On-sale date
1979-05-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893359492
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

Cover date is September. On-sale date from Comic Reader #168.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-142
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rebecca Ravenwind; Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]
Reprints

The Story Behind: Swamp Thing (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Last of the Ravenwind Witches! (Table of Contents: 2)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6060
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (Origin recap); Linda Holland (Flashback; Cameo); Rebecca Ravenwood; Timothy Ravenwood; Jocko; Gideon; Smith
Synopsis
Swamp Thing is rescued from the ocean by Rebecca Ravenwood, who is fleeing her small town after being accused of being a witch.
Reprints

A Clockwork Horror (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Matt Cable; Abigail Arcane; Jack; The Conclave; Mayor Hans Klochmann
Synopsis
Swamp Thing finds himself in a small town where a German clockmaker has made life-like robots to populate his town. Unfortunately, the Conclave shows up to learn the secret of the robots from Klochmann.
Reprints

Night of the Bat (Table of Contents: 4)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 20.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Abigail Arcane; Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Hammerschmidt; Driscoll (limousine driver); Matt Cable; Nathan Ellery [Mr. E] (Wayne Foundation member); Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (Origin recap); Ferrett (Flashback; Cameo); Linda Holland (Flashback Cameo)
Synopsis
The Swamp Thing travels to Gotham to rescue Matt and Abigail and stumbles into the location of the Conclave, the organization that is responsible for the accident that changed him into the Swamp Thing. While in Gotham the Swamp Thing crosses paths with Batman.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Swamp Things / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
L-323A

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Letters from the previous two DC Special Series issues that reprinted the first 4 issues of Swamp Thing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  2. 1. The Story Behind: Swamp Thing
  3. 2. The Last of the Ravenwind Witches!
    Swamp Thing
  4. 3. A Clockwork Horror
    Swamp Thing
  5. 4. Night of the Bat
    Swamp Thing
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Things
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
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