Today’s new guides for Patrons of Crushing Krisis fill in another of the six original pillars of Vertigo Comics, plus add some context to the foundations of the Sandman Universe…
Swamp Thing – The Definitive Reading Order and Collecting Guide
The Houses & Horrors of DC:
House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Horror Anthologies, and more!
Working on these guides emphasized the counter-intuitive fact that some well-known DC characters have appeared in far fewer comics than their lesser-known Marvel counter-parts.
Swamp Thing has a pretty obvious Marvel analog in Man-Thing, who not only shares a similar design and concept, but a creator in Len Wein.
Swamp Thing is the better-known character of the two by an order of magnitude, partially due to his pair of campy 1980s horror flicks. I assumed he would have a rich history of appearances throughout the DC Universe, especially since Man-Thing appears all over the place as a silent team member, a teleportation gimmick, and a random guest-star.
That’s just not the case. [Read more…] about New For Patrons: The Definitive Guides to Swamp Thing and DC’s Houses & Horrors