Alex Olsen

    Character » Alex Olsen appears in 18 issues.

    Alex Olsen was the original Swamp Thing and his relation to the better known Alec Holland Swamp Thing was explained in Alan Moore's work as them both being just two of a vast amount of "Swamp Things" that are always born in similar circumstances when the world has need of them.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Alex Olsen last edited by Makkat1 on 09/25/20 02:48PM View full history


    Alex Olsen was a talented young scientist in Louisiana in the early 1900's married to a woman named Linda. Alex's assistant, Damian Ridge, was secretly in love with Linda and plotted the death of his friend. He tampered with Olsen's chemicals killing him in the explosion and dumped his body in the near by swamp. Ridge used Linda's grief to win convince her to marry him, only to one day become confronted with Alex Olsen again, now risen a humanoid pile of vegetable matter. Olsen killed Ridge but Linda did not recognize him and ran away leaving Olsen to wonder the swamps alone as a monster.


    Alex Olsen was created by Bernie Wrightson and Len Wein.

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