SWAMP THING, SAGA OF (1982) #60 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Swamp Thing, Saga Of (1982) #60
Written by Alan Moore with art by John Totleben. Adrift in space without a body, the Swamp Thing’s consciousness comes into contact with a massive planet-sized entity capable of absorbing the mind and body of any creature that comes into its proximity. The techno-organic entity holds no malice for those it assimilates. It merely wishes to find a mate with which to complete its life cycle and release its children. The Swamp Thing’s ability to regenerate creates for him a body from pieces of the entity’s hull but it is swiftly pulled apart by the alien during the throes of the mating process! Can the Swamp Thing survive this kind of love? Artist Totleben pulls out all the stops on some mind-blowing alien landscapes.

One of the marks of great literature is the author’s ability to break down the barriers erected by myth, those separating protagonist from antagonist; discarding the presuppositions of moral absolutes and blurring the line between hero and villain. Writer Moore pushes the format of the four-color comic book with this text-heavy exposition written from the point of view of what might be considered the enemy in a more blunt telling of this story. And in so doing Moore offers the reader a more expanded view of the conflict, one that affords empathy for the alien “other” and leads away from simplistic judgments of “right” and “wrong.”

Publisher: DC: Vertigo PressTitle: SWAMP THING, SAGA OF (1982)
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60 (2.25) (4.50) (9.00) 15.75 27.00 45.00

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