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Swamp Creatures

Ever since I was a wee boy I was totally fascinated & had a great love for the Swamp Creatures. Even before I could read I would tug on my Mother and tell her I need book and she would always fulfill my great need to have the precious treasure of the Swamp Monster books. It all started with a comic book of The Man-Thing Volume 1 back in 1974, I was six years old, and my Mum bought it for me 💚 I have since lost that amazing comic book but I am pleased to say it has returned to my collection since I have just purchased the famed said book eBay this year. Next purchase is House of Secrets #92 in 1971 when the Man-Thing first appeared.

The Swamp Thing is a fictional superhero in American comic books published by DC Comics. A humanoid/plant elemental creature, created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, the Swamp Thing has had several humanoid or monster incarnations in various different storylines. The character first appeared in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971) in a stand-alone horror story set in the early 20th century. The character then returned in a solo series, set in the contemporary world and in the general DC continuity. The character is a swamp monster that resembles an anthropomorphic mound of vegetable matter, and fights to protect his swamp home, the environment in general, and humanity from various supernatural or terrorist threats. (Wikipedia text)

My ultimate favourite Hero/Swamp Monster of all time : The Man-Thing (Dr. Theodore "Ted" Sallis) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow, the character first appeared in Savage Tales #1 (May 1971), and went on to be featured in various titles and in his own series, including Adventure into Fear, which introduced the character Howard the Duck. (Wikipedia text)

Steve Gerber's 39-issue run on the series is considered to be a cult classic.

The Man-Thing is a large, slow-moving, empathic, humanoid swamp monster living in the Florida Everglades near a Seminolereservation and the fictitious town of Citrusville in Cypress County, Florida. Conan Stevens portrayed the character in the 2005 film Man-Thing. (Wikipedia text)


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