Swamp Thing TPB List
This was the first Swamp Thing series, and launched only a year after the character's first appearance in House of Secrets #92. A horror comic, it told the tale of the Swamp Thing and established many aspects and characters of his universe that would later be expounded upon in future publications. This included creating Abby Arcane, who would later become his wife, Matthew Cable who would become Dream of the Endless' raven, as well as Anton Arcane and The Un-Men who would become recurring villains.
Originally written and drawn by Swamp Thing's co-creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the former lasted for thirteen issues before David Michelinie took over for #14-18, 21-22 and Gerry Conway for #19-20, 23-24 whilst Bernie lasted for ten issues before being replaced by Nestor Redondo who did the art for the subsequent thirteen issues andFred Carrillo who drew the last.
The Swamp Thing logo was designed by Gaspar Saladino who coincidentally also designed the House of Secrets logo, which is the series the first Swamp Thing appeared in.
After twenty-four issues and four years (due to its bi-monthly schedule) the series was cancelled thanks to low sales though the character's " Golden Age" would not come for a few years yet.
Numbering continues into Swamp Thing #46. Although the cover is titled "The" Swamp Thing...the indicia only reads "The Saga of Swamp Thing". issues #39-41 only has "Swamp Thing" in the indicia but are filed here as the following four issues still kept The Saga of Swamp Thing indicia and it was only with the 46th issue that the Swamp Thing indicia stuck.
Numbering continues from The Saga of Swamp Thing #45.
This is the second volume entitled, "Swamp Thing". The first (Swamp Thing) began publication in 1972, not long after the character's first appearance. Ending in 1976, it wasn't until 1982 that a new Swamp Thing volume began initially titled "The Saga of the Swamp Thing". That series ran under the DC imprint for the majority of its life but when theVertigo imprint was made in 1993, the title switched over with #129. It than continued up until #171 in 1996, making it Vertigo's second-longest series to date, even though the majority of its issues were published before Vertigo ever began. Four years later a third volume was made (Swamp Thing) by Vertigo which ran for twenty issues, though it was more focused on Tefé than her father, Alec. Finally, the last Swamp Thing volume as of yet began, also published by Vertigo, two and a half years later after the third one ended and ran twenty nine issues until it came to its conclusion in 2006 marking the last Vertigo appearance of the character as of yet.
Swamp Thing is arguably one of the best series Vertigo had at the time. And the flagship title on Vertigo's imprint. But it's widely known that Alan Moore's run on the series made Swamp Thing more appealing. Moore using his trademark deconstruction gave Swamp Thing more depth and more of an edge. His run is considered to be known to everyone as classic literature. After Alan Moore's conclusion on the title, Rick Veitch, the artist who worked with Moore on his run, would now become the Writer and Artist of the series. Veitch followed in the same vein as Moore and his run was also popular amongst fans. Though after Rick Veitch's conclusion on the title it would only go downhill from there. People say since Swamp Thing was Vertigo's flagship title they wanted to continue it. But due to the incredibly low sales the series finally concluded in 1996.
Most recently, DC had released Hardcovers for Saga of the Swamp Thing under the Vertigo Imprint for the first time in almost 25 years. They collect Alan Moore's entire run in 6 prestigious Books. Including the never before released in trades issue #20 And they were published from 2009 to 2011. And since the release of the Hard Covers they've automatically sold out everywhere. Thus making them quite the collectors item. Most notably for John Constatine's first ever appearance in comics in Book 03.
The fourth iteration of Swamp Thing, this series was written by three writers, Andy Diggle (#1-6), Will Pfeifer (#7-8) and Joshua Dysart (#9-29) and shifted the focus back to Swamp Thing himself whereas the previous series had been about his daughter (though she played a significant role in this series as well). The main artist for the series was Enrique Breccia (#1-6, 9-12, 15-18, 21-24, 27-29) but sprinkled throughout his run were Richard Corben (#7-8, 20), Timothy Green II (#13-14), Ronald Wimberly (#19), Dean Ormston (#25) and Jock (#26). Lasting for twenty-nine issues, the series was eventually cancelled due to low sales.
|Roots of the Swamp Thing||1st series #1-13 and House of Secrets #92|
|Saga of the Swamp Thing||2nd series #21–27 (#20 included in subsequent hardback publication)|
|Love and Death||2nd series #28–34 & Annual 2|
|The Curse||2nd series #35–42|
|A Murder of Crows||2nd series #43–50|
|Earth to Earth||2nd series #51–56|
|Spontaneous Generation||2nd series #71–76|
|Infernal Triangles||2nd series #77–81 & Annual 3|
|Bad Seed||4th series #1–6|
|Love in Vain||4th series #9–14|
|Healing the Breach||4th series #15–20|
|Vol. 1: Raise Them Bones||5th series #1-7|
|Vol. 2: Family Tree||5th series #8-11,0 and Annual 1|
|Vol. 3: Rotworld: The Green Kingdom||5th series #12-18; Animal Man #12, #17|
|Vol. 4: Seeder||5th series #19-24, Annual #2|