Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis [First Printing]
(1991 [March 1992])

DC, 1992 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 23.95 CAD
Pages
244
On-sale date
1992-02-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-044-5 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Michael Charles Hill (editor - collected edition); Joe Orlando (editor - original series); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor - original series); Paul Levitz (assistant editor - original series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints House of Secret (DC, 1969 series) #92; Swamp Thing (DC, 1972 series) #1-10. All the titles and credits of the stories are removed in this edition.


Dark Genesis (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title page.

[Indicia] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

[Swamp Thing] (Table of Contents: 5)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Berni Wrightson
Inks
Berni Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alex Olsen] (first appearance; origin); Linda Olsen (first appearance); Damian Ridge (first appearance; death)
Reprints

1 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

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

[Dark Genesis] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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

2 (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
J-1783
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holand]; Anton Arcane; The Un-Men
Reprints

[The Man Who Wanted Forever] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-1796
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holand] (also in flashback); Anton Arcane; the Conclave; Dr. Linda Holland (flashback); Ferrett; Matt Cable; the Patchwork Man [Gregori Arcane] (first appearance; cameo); 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

3 (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Abigail Arcane; The Patchwork Man
Reprints

[The Patchwork Man] (Table of Contents: 11)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Abigail Arcane (first appearance); Anton Arcane (flashback); The Conclave; Matt Cable; The Patchwork Man [Gregori Arcane]
Synopsis
In the Balkans the Swamp Thing meets the Patchwork Man on a mission to save his daughter Abigail Arcane.
Reprints

4 (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Job Number
J-3028
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]
Reprints

[Monster on the Moors!] (Table of Contents: 13)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 22.25 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Matt Cable; Abigail Arcane; Angus MacCobb (first appearance); Jenna MacCobb (first appearance); Paul Rodman (first appearance; death); Ian MacCobb (first appearance; death); Linda Holland (cameo; flashback)
Synopsis
When their plane crashes in the Scottish Moors, the Swamp Thing battles a werewolf.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 0.75 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

5 (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 72-73.

[The Last of the Ravenwind Witches!] (Table of Contents: 16)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 22.67 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (origin recap); Linda Holland (flashback); Rebecca Ravenwood (first appearance); Timothy Ravenwood (first appearance); Jocko (first appearance); Gideon (first appearance); Smith (first appearance)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

6 (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

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

[A Clockwork Horror] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Matt Cable; Abigail Arcane; Jack; The Conclave; Mayor Hans Klochmann (first appearance; death)
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

7 (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

[Night of the Bat] (Table of Contents: 21)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 20.25 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland] (origin recap); Abigail Arcane; Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dr. Hammerschmidt; Driscoll (limousine driver); Matt Cable; Nathan Ellery [Mr. E] (Wayne Foundation member); Ferrett (flashback); Linda Holland (flashback)
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: 22)

illustration / 0.75 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

8 (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; M'Nagalah
Reprints

[The Lurker in Tunnel 13!] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

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

9 (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

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

[The Stalker from Beyond!] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson; Jeff Jones (uncredited, see notes)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

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 its occupant is attempting to repair his ship. Matt Cable and a squad of men show up looking for the alien.
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Indexer Notes

According to Len Wein, Jeff Jones inked the last 9 pages: "'The Stalker from Beyond'...the last nine pages of that story were inked by Jeff Jones..." (http://www.tcj.com/the-len-wein-interview/2/). As per Nick Caputo, we had formerly credited "all or most of pages 11-20" to Mike Kaluta.

10 (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
?

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

[The Man Who Would Not Die!] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson
Inks
Bernie Wrightson
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dark Genesis
    Swamp Thing
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis
  4. 3. [Indicia]
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. [Swamp Thing]
    Swamp Thing
  7. 6. 1
    Swamp Thing
  8. 7. [Dark Genesis]
    Swamp Thing
  9. 8. 2
    Swamp Thing
  10. 9. [The Man Who Wanted Forever]
    Swamp Thing
  11. 10. 3
    Swamp Thing
  12. 11. [The Patchwork Man]
    Swamp Thing
  13. 12. 4
    Swamp Thing
  14. 13. [Monster on the Moors!]
    Swamp Thing
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. 5
    Swamp Thing
  17. 16. [The Last of the Ravenwind Witches!]
    Swamp Thing
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. 6
    Swamp Thing
  20. 19. [A Clockwork Horror]
    Swamp Thing
  21. 20. 7
    Swamp Thing
  22. 21. [Night of the Bat]
    Swamp Thing
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. 8
    Swamp Thing
  25. 24. [The Lurker in Tunnel 13!]
    Swamp Thing
  26. 25. 9
    Swamp Thing
  27. 26. [The Stalker from Beyond!]
    Swamp Thing
  28. 27. 10
    Swamp Thing
  29. 28. [The Man Who Would Not Die!]
    Swamp Thing
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. ["He has become a modern legend,..."]
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