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Swamp Thing, Vol. 6: Reunion (Saga of the Swamp Thing #6)

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The concluding trade paperback collecting Alan Moore's groundbreaking run on SWAMP THING, REUNION reprints issues #57-64 of this legendary VERTIGO foundation title.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Vertigo (first published September 1987)
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David Schaafsma
May 27, 2016 David Schaafsma rated it really liked it
Alan Moore's final contribution to his run on Swamp Thing, which was at times really amazing. In this one he ties up some loose ends and hands the reins over to Rick Veitch, more of a sci-fi guy, even as he himself in the last volume began to turn from horror to sci fi (thought he will circle back to horror via Lovecraft as he is doing through Neonomicon and the now running Providence). He is also at this time into The Watchmen and other projects.

Some of this volume are not even written by Moore
David "proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party"
"It ends...not with a bang...but with a whimper." :(

For me, Alan Moore's final edition of Swamp Thing was a major disappointment. It felt like Moore was trying to take a book that worked so well as a horror series, and shoehorn it into a more contemporary comic-book format. The opening two-parter featuring Swamp Thing's adventure with Adam Strange on another world is Moore's attempt at a science-fiction classic, but the end result is just silly. Even worse is the dull filler issue guest-written
Jul 05, 2013 Sesana rated it really liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
This final volume of Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing ties up a lot of loose ends, while leaving plenty for later writers to work with. The last two chapters, which bring Alec back home, are the best in this collection, and some of the most satisfying in the entire run. The rest of the collection is rather mixed. "Reunion" was quite a good story, effectively written. But "Loving the Alien" left me completely cold. It isn't the best volume of Moore's Swamp Thing, that's for sure. But it is a ...more
All good things come to an end.

This Hardcover edition collects "Swamp Thing" #57-64.

Creative Team:

Writer: Alan Moore with Stephen Bissette (Reunion) & Rick Veitch (Wavelength)

Illustrators: Rick Veitch, John Totleben, Tom Yeats & Alfredo Alcala

Letterer: Todd Klein (best letterer in the comic book business!!!)


I believe that in this volume that the iconic meeting of comic book writer, Alan Moore, with comic book letterer, Todd Klein, occured and the world shakes (in a g
Dec 05, 2015 Mia added it
Shelves: comic-gn
Don't trust any of my ratings for any of the Swamp Things. I honestly loved and hated this series so much. So I'm done with the Moore part of the series, the only ones I'm interested in reading, and I'm so relieved I'm finally done. I'll miss them but not really.
Nov 10, 2008 Tim rated it it was amazing
some day I will get my 'swamp thing wresting an alligator' tattoo....
Peter Derk
Apr 14, 2016 Peter Derk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thus ends Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing.

There were times when it was a bit of a slog. When things got a little cosmic and everything was connected and yadda yadda.

But when I finished, I felt like this comic is one of the Classics, by which I mean it's long and there are parts that are hard to read, but the compounded joy of finishing it is damn well worth it.

It's pretty incredible to read this book and be put in the shoes of a god. Which is truly what happens. And as Swamp Thing wrestles with
Printable Tire
...And so Moore's run on Swamp Thing comes to an end, and a fairly satisfying one at that. It would have perhaps had more fluidity if I hadn't so foolishly read the volumes so far apart from each other, but not much in life is fluid anyway, save for oceans and ex-lax...

The first storyline in this volume involves Adam Strange, a character I am not at all familiar with, though he seems to be a Flash Gordon clone. There is probably a little too many pages where alien language is spoken without tran
Artur Coelho
Aug 19, 2016 Artur Coelho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alan Moore termina de forma magistral a sua influente temporada ao leme de Swamp Thing. Expande a série para lá dos seus óbvios limites terrestres, com uma sequência de aventuras em que a criatura, dessincronizada com a Terra, vai viajando pelo espaço em busca de formas de regressar ao seu planeta natal, e aos braços da mulher que ama. O Monstro debate-se com o seu inconsciente num planeta azul, cruza-se com o clássico herói de laser e jetpack, golden age space opera, que é Adam Strange, é ...more
Jun 27, 2009 Joseph rated it it was amazing
My theory about Swamp Thing, for what it's worth, was that the character, despite Moore's masterful run, was actually better suited as a secondary character popping up in other comic series. This volume simultaneously seems to prove my point, and prove just how wrong I can be.

His wandering journey across the cosmos basically turns into an extended series of guest spots, as he turns up in an Adam Strange comic, a Green Lantern comic, and a Celestials comic, serving mostly as a blank state so that
Nov 13, 2015 Aidan rated it really liked it
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Jul 13, 2008 Jason rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite comic series of all time. Alan Moore took one of the goofiest characters in all of comics and made one of the most beautiful stories ever written in the medium. I'm copying and pasting this into into the review for all of the volumes by Alan Moore, as each book is fantastic.

Swamp Thing brings together elements of romance, horror, mysticism, and science fiction into a truly compelling and unique tale of a creature that can control organic matter. Sometimes sweet and sometimes
Originally read 2006, re-reading September 2015.

Having been banished from Earth to the farthest reaches of the universe, Swamp Thing journeys from world to world searching for a way to go home. The worlds he visits are beautifully realized by Alan Moore and the artists; particularly surreal is an episode where Swamp Thing encounters what is apparently a massive sentient machine-like creature the size of a planet. Meanwhile, on Earth Abby Cable soldiers on, trying to rebuild her life while desper
May 25, 2015 Mike rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
Wordy, preachy, boring. Once Swamp Thing takes over Gotham in the previous volume, it's all on a steep downhill; it feels like a mix of bad science fiction and a Very Serious sitcom episode. The final bits with Swampy and his wife are particularly painful.
Jan 10, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
The last issue of the comic was the best.. the rest of the book was just really weird.
Jan 24, 2016 Angelo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
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Oct 29, 2016 Brad rated it it was amazing
Truly, this is saving the very best for last, and I don't even have words to describe it.

Okay, no I lied, there. I do. It was fantastic. So much great SF concepts, traversing the universe, mating with machine gods between the stars, causing truly horrific havoc on veggie-people planets, meeting up with hawk-people and Adam Strange, helping a Celestial break through the core of all existence, and even having a run-in with Darkseid.

Wow, the things this little Greenie can do! The places he's seen!
Nov 07, 2016 Elin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this one was a bit disjointed, but a pretty decent end to a great series.

My main complaint is the weirdness of the Swamp thing sexually lusting after Abby. That just seems... odd. Why would a vegetable based earth elemental find anything noteworthy about breasts? It felt tacky to me, kinda stupid. I know it said that Swamp Thing retained anything of Alec that it wanted, but that also seemed stupid to be honest... I think that was just a bit of sticky tape over the plot hole of Swamp Th
Oct 28, 2016 Sunil rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Alan Moore has had a pretty great run on Swamp Thing, but unfortunately this final volume is my least favorite. It follows Swampy as he tries to return to Earth, and it takes fucking forever as he has all these space adventures that seem to mostly be excuses to feature other DC characters (the exception being "Loving an Alien," which tops the weird sex of "Rite of Spring"). It is often fun to see Our Hero through the eyes of others, but when it's done repeatedly and through the eyes of people I ...more
Nov 14, 2016 Allie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why?? Why did this have to end? Such a surprisingly awesome series. Swamp Thing is a serious badass.

Didn't care for two of the issues, but other than that - it was as excellent as all the other volumes (except that one that didn't do much for me).
Nov 06, 2016 Drizztl rated it really liked it
May 05, 2014 Mario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews.

Book six concludes Moore and Veitch’s story of Swamp Thing’s Space Odyssey that started in volume 5. It is a bit of a strange book because the tone of the comic has changed quite a bit compared to what it was in the first four volumes. Moore and his team of artists are no longer breaking ground, they’re mostly developed all of Swamp Things powers, though there is some new stuff still present in this book. The fact remains Moor
J.G. Keely
May 28, 2009 J.G. Keely rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, horror, reviewed
Here Moore laid down a marker in the history of comics, ominous and unlikely as Archduke Ferdinand's tomb. Reading through the new wave of British authors who helped to reconceptialize the genre for us poor Americans, one understands more and more why it had to be this man. There is a flair amongst them all for a certain madness and depth of psychology, but Moore was the only one who didn't think it made him special. Our curiosity is always piqued by the mysterious stranger, and Moore will ...more
Aug 02, 2013 D.M. rated it really liked it
This is the end of Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing, and the last book of the series I own.
The title kind of gives away what the cover reinforces: Swamp Thing gets back to Abby before the book's done. But before that, we go spacehopping with him and meet some characters old and new from elsewhere in DC's universe (or is it 'multiverse'?). These are fun, one-off kind of adventures, a different place each book, but regrettably Moore was too busy on Watchmen by now to even script all the issues her
Nov 05, 2012 Tyler rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This review is for Alan Moore's complete run on Swamp Thing.

It took me a long time to finally get around to reading this title. Not because I was so backlogged with other things to read, but I genuinely didn't want to read it. People often rant and rave about it and I have heard nothing but great things about it, but I have read enough Alan Moore to know how he writes. He is downright preachy at the best of times, but it doesn't bother me when it's about life in general. I felt that with the sub
Reprints Swamp Thing (2) #57-64 (February 1987-September 1987). The Swamp Thing finds himself trapped in space and desperate to get home to his love Abby. While pushing his powers to the edge, Swamp Thing discovers himself on a trip to Rann and teamed with Adam Strange to save his dying planet. He joins the New God Metron in a trip to discover the secrets of the Source and might have the opportunity of revenge on the men who crossed him while hoping to be reunited with his love.

Written by Alan M
Gopal Rao
Oct 22, 2012 Gopal Rao rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dc-superheroes
The thing that makes Alan Moore's Swamp Thing so appealing to me is the combination of dark humor, philosophical mumbo jumbo, and suspensefully unpredictable plot twists.

Moore's Swamp Thing is preoccupied with spelunking the depths of the soul to map the dark recesses of desperation, longing and purpose which manifest during times of immense psychic distress.

Transcending the thin veil that separates sanity from insanity, and well-meaning from evil-doing seems to be a prevalent theme in this arc
My Brief Bookshelf Overview: contemplative, dense-reading, exciting-premise, highbrow, likable-or-deep-characters, mature, odd-or-unconventional, sci-fi, steady-storytelling-style, story-not-intriguing-enough, top-notch-artwork, unrealized-potential

As it turns out, my fears I had concerning this volume after finishing the last one were quite warranted. It seemed like Moore ended up spending far too much time showing off his vocabulary and literary genius by way of elaborate metaphors and detaile
Nick D
The finale of Alan Moore's magnificent run of Swamp Thing isn't my cup of tea, but it's certainly not bad. Most of this book is about Swamp Thing's journey to get back to Earth, stopping at different planets along the way (including one that is inhabited by already sentient "Green" life, so when he roots their he basically absorbs the inhabitants into himself), and then finally getting home.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about his journey home. The cosmic setting doesn't work for me; I'd rather
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Saga of the Swamp Thing (6 books)
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