I must start with a big congratulations to John over at the Roots of the Swamp Thing blog for his recent Guinness World Records event for largest Swamp Thing collection. It sounds as if the day was a big success and a great promo for the character in his many incarnations (including a brief appearance as chalk). I really wish that I could’ve attended but I was thousands of kilometres away. John has an amazing collection of comics, obscure reprints, toys, and film and TV memorabilia and has always been happy to share his knowledge and resources. So, thanks, and congrats again!
Despite being still quite busy, I’ve been plugging away at this website in my spare moments. I’ve now successfully added summaries for the 2nd book of the Alan Moore run. I’ve also been quietly adding more references into the bibliography, including one for a new publication titled ‘Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom’. This book includes a chapter by Davey Rumsey, who makes a case for Moore’s Swamp Thing as being a work of fiction worthy of study by young adult audiences.
I still have many more updates planned for throughout the site. Something I would like to do soon is to make available a detailed list of New 52/pre-Convergence Swampy appearances, as this may have been a starting point for many readers.
Also, I just thought I’d mention that if anyone is looking at writing about any Swamp Thing issues or series and comes across my site, but finds the Bibliography unwieldy, please get in touch via the contact form at the bottom of the page and I might be able to point you in the direction articles or resources relevant to your research, including some that may not yet be in the Bibliography.
Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to the Convergence titles next month, where it looks like a pre-New 52 Swamp Thing meets the vampiric Batman from Red Rain. Post-Convergence, it looks like the Justice League Dark series is going to be replaced by one titled Dark Universe, I assume so that it will tie in better to the slated film of the same name. Regarding that film, details are still pretty sketchy but famed director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy etc.) has been connected to the project for some time. For a preview of what we might hope to see regarding Swamp Thing, check out Hellboy 2 and the awesome battle with the Forest God.
Please keep checking back as new content is added regularly.