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Swamp Thing, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore
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May 08, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in May, 2009

I hadn't read these since they originally came out in good, old-fashioned comic book form. While if I were rating them today without prior knowledge, I probably would give them only four stars for pure content, it's amazing in retrospect to see how much of the Vertigo line in general and Sandman in particular were born out of this series. As an obvious example, Cain and Abel are really given their modern re-introduction here, but the whole tone sets the stage for the horror/serious mainstream comics of the nineties. The Arcane/Matt issues creeped the hell out of me as a kid, and even though I'm more jaded now, they were still pretty squicky. These comics are classic--they are the fertile soil that Sandman and the Vertigo style grew from.
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