DC Special Series #20 - The Original Swamp Thing Saga
(January-February 1980)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
four times a year
On-sale date
1979-10-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893359402
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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #173.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-255
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #10] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Lurker in Tunnel 13! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
J-6365
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Ezekiel; Hector; Jason; Mayor Mutteridge; Lydia; Jody; M'Nagalah; Abraham (flashback)
Synopsis
In a small mining town the Swamp Thing discovers a monster lurking in tunnel 13.
Reprints

The Stalker from Beyond (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson; Mike Kaluta (uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6365
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Rufe; Elmo; Abigail Arcane; Matt Cable; Smithers; Captain Brad Samson; Private Optik; O'Reilly; Trumbo; Twitchett
Synopsis
Swamp Thing returns to the swamp only to find that an alien ship has crashed there and it's occupant is attempting to repair his ship. Matt Cable and a squad of men show up looking for the alien.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mike Kaluta ink credit from the index for the original printing.

The Man Who Would Not Die! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bernie Wrightson (plot); Len Wein (script)
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6365
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; "Hunk" Dorry; Auntie De Luvian; Samson Parminter; Elsbeth; Black Jubal; Un-Men; Anton Arcane; Cranius
Synopsis
Anton Arcane and his Un-Men attack the Swamp Thing, but he is saved by the resurrected corpse of Black Jubal.
Reprints

[Swamp Thing #9] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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. [Swamp Thing #10]
    Swamp Thing
  3. 2. The Lurker in Tunnel 13!
    Swamp Thing
  4. 3. The Stalker from Beyond
    Swamp Thing
  5. 4. The Man Who Would Not Die!
    Swamp Thing
  6. 5. [Swamp Thing #9]
    Swamp Thing
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer