Back better than ever, Swamp Thing Volume 2: Family Tree, is an incredibly fantastic read that no horror fan should miss. Each page is a knockout in storytelling, and the artwork is some of the very best in comics today. Although this is the second volume in Scott Snyder’s run, this is still a solid entry point for new readers to jump on board and learn what the fuss is all about. READ MORE
Charles Soule is best known for his creator-owned Image series “27″, but now he’s jumping headlong into DC Comics’ Swamp Thing as he fills the void left by Scott Snyder. Given the long list of incredibly writers who have worked on “Swamp Thing” prior to Soule, he’s got big shoes to fill, but he’s more than up to the challenge.
Joined by artist KANO, Soule is only just beginning his journey into the murky waters of the swamp. The Brooklyn-based writer sat down with Bloody-disgusting to discuss his take on the Swamp Thing mythology, his plans to dive into body horror, and his love for the rich history of the character. READ MORE
It’s Friday night and things are gonna get creepy and twisted around here! This week I bring you “Swamp Thing”, the latest music video from Colombian rock band Dante. Beautifully shot and incredibly mysterious, this video has inspirations from Evil Dead, Silent Hill, Dracula, Pan’s Labyrinth, and much more. Director Jorge Jaramillo did a fantastic job at creating atmosphere and this is a video that is well worth watching. Head on below to check it out!
When I think about the career of Wes Craven, Swamp Thing never really even comes to mind. Just not my cup of tea (and I almost – gaps – prefer the sequel). But still, fans of the film should be excited that it will finally be getting a Scream Factory Blu-ray release! The film. starring Adrienne Barbeau, will be arriving this summer on Blu-ray for the first time.
It might not be your preferred cut though. “As always, we are planning to provide as many bells and whistles as we can on this release, but we felt it was important to tell you early on that we will only be able to present the 91 minute U.S. cut of the film (the same version MGM has released on DVD since ’05) and not the 93 minute “unrated” international version as we had originally hoped for. This is due to legal issues that are out of our control and we hope you understand. ”
Specs and release date will be revealed in the coming months. READ MORE
Last week, Scott Snyder wrapped up his epic 18-issue run on Swamp Thing. Prior to Snyder’s venture with Alec Holland, Swamp Thing was hadn’t had a solid storyline for years. Now, Swamp Thing is a key figure in the DCU, and his mythology is richer than ever. Although Snyder is done with the character, the series has thrived since the beginning of the New 52, returning the most loveable monster in the DCU to horror fans.
Scott Snyder chatted with Bloody-disgusting about his feelings on concluding “Swamp Thing”, his new horror series “The Wake” from Vertigo, bringing psychological horror to Superman, and his deep love for horror films. Check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
The DC Comics: New 52 panel was jam packed with creators including David Finch, Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, James Tynion, Ray Fawkes, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Matt Kindt, and James Robinson. They dove into the books quickly, chatting about all things in the New 52. The biggest news to come is that Ray Fawkes will be penning a brand new series starring the mysterious Pandora, who has been appearing throughout the DCU since the relaunch.
Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes also spoke at length about the new Constantine and what his story will be about in New York City. For you Batman hounds, Gail Simone is bringing The Ventriloquist back into Gotham in “Batgirl”. For a whole load of other details coming up at DC, head inside. READ MORE
Guillermo del Toro continues to chat up his foray into the DC Dark Universe. In a recent interview with Total Film he told the site that pre-production continues to move along, stating, “I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens.” See a few more quotes below. READ MORE
Hell yes! A while back we reported that del Toro was involved with some kind of supernatural DC flick, and now he’s confirmed suspicions and listed some characters that would be involved in the production. The project is tentatively titled Dark Universe.
In the interview with IGN, del Toro says, “Swamp Thing, for me is a rock star. The Demon, Etrigan, is amazing. And then you go to Constantine, who I thought is an amazing creation — and I want to do the Constantine of the comics. Deadman is really a lot of work, but a lot of fun. [The Spectre is in,] yes…”
Still not much is known about the film. There is currently no script written and the film is not greenlit, so who knows when/if this will take off. Regardless, color me stoked. READ MORE
So, I’m ashamed to say 2012 was not a terribly adventurous year for me when it comes to comics. For better or worse, I ended up sticking with relatively mainstream comics. That said, there were a number of excellent offerings from both DC and Marvel, and these comics are absolutely capable of competing with more creator-friendly work, as long as they’re in the right hands. At any rate, there was some serious competition this year for the number one spot, but ultimately there can only be one! Curious to find out if what you’ve been reading is the epitome of the medium or crap not worth even a momentary glance? Read on, and see for yourself… READ MORE
Bleeding Cool reports that Charles Soule will write Swamp Thing after Scott Snyder leaves the book this coming April. Nice thing is that Soule is mostly a creator owned type of guy, big congrats to him. READ MORE
The big day is just a week away, and I know a lot of you have yet to complete your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through all the comics, trades, toys, and collectables so you don’t have to. The BD Comic Book Crew (as we are henceforth to be known) has put together a naughty list of (mostly new) gift ideas for the comic lovers in your life. It ranges from Christmas tree ornaments to compendiums to charitable donations. Without further adieu, The 2012 Comics Gift Guide. READ MORE
Say it ain’t so! The creative team of Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette, responsible for the New 52 recreation of Swamp Thing, are taking leave from the book as of issue #18. Following all the drama surrounding Gail Simone leaving “Batgirl”, due to creative differences with her editor, Snyder announced he would be resigning writing duties on “Swamp Thing”. However, unlike Simone’s situation, Snyder simply seems to have taken too much on his plate with his upcoming Superman book set to begin in the new year. Paquette has yet to announce his next project. READ MORE
The big Rotworld event continues today in the pages of Scott Snyder’s Swamp Thing issue #15. Rotworld comes to Gotham, and the demented inmates of Arkham Asylum are on the loose in the midst of this all out war. It will be interesting to see how Snyder places the criminally insane within the Green, the Red and the Rot. Check out the preview below. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
This fourth installment is all about books and comics…lots of comics! We’ve got a few behind-the-scenes looks at some of your favorite movies, some novels, and some collector’s editions for you to check out as well. A huge thank you to BD Comics guru Lonnie Nadler who shot me some great suggestions! His blurbs are credited as “LN”.
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big. READ MORE
Rumors that resounded last week about del Toro’s possible film with DC featuring heroes like Swamp Thing, Constantine, Deadman, and The Demon, and the director has just confirmed he is “discussing” such as an option with Warner Bros. Many immediately dismissed the rumor as fluff, but del Toro clarifies that he was denying his involvement with a “Justice League” movie saying, “but this I would love to do.” See below for del Toro’s full statement about the “Justice League Dark” style film. READ MORE
Rotworld is well underway, and it’s every bit as awesome as we hoped it would be. Snyder is building up the Swamp Thing mythology and taking it to new heights, just as he did with “Batman”. This looks like a crossover to go down in the horror/superhero history books, so don’t miss it!
Preview issue #14 below, which drops today, November 7th, 2012. READ MORE
The rumor mill is grinding with one of the juiciest stories for horror comic fans in recent memory. Word comes from Latino-Review that Guillermo del Toro is apparently in discussions with Warner Bros. to helm a film starring Swamp Thing, Deadman, Constantine, The Spectre, Phantom Strange, Etrigan and more! I imagine the film would take off from several of Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” issues that brought together all of these characters. No word yet as to whether it will be animated or live action. I haven’t been this excited for a comic book project since Nolan’s Batman Begins. Read on below. READ MORE
Matt Kindt has established himself as an indie cartoonist, known for his existential, gutsy espionage comics like “Mind MGMT” and “Super Spy”. However, Kindt recently took over writing duties from Jeff Lemire on Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. from DC Comics. “Frankenstein” was one of those books that readers wrote off when the solicitations were first announced for the New 52, but it has since become one of the quirkiest titles in their catalog.
Starting this week with issue #13, Kindt brings Frankenstein into the Animal Man/Swamp Thing crossover event, “Rotworld”. Kindt and artist Alberto Ponticelli place Frank right in the midst of the action for an all out battle against disgusting Rot-monsters. Kindt took the time to chat with BD about the upcoming crossover, his experience writing for DC, and his plans for the future of “Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.” READ MORE
It’s finally Halloween month, and there’s no better time to be reading horror comics. Major and indie publishers alike pull out all the stops to introduce their biggest horror stories of the year. This means loads of new titles, events, and special edition printings . This first week in October kicks off with the start of the “Animal Man/Swamp Thing” crossover, Marvel brings back Carnage in “Minimum Carnage”, a Lovecraft edition of “Creepy Comics”, and plenty more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
We’ve pretty much been waiting for Rotworld since the New 52 began – part of me feels the #0 issue month was a way for DC to make sure the The Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover landed during Halloween month. This is the first time Snyder and Lemire are partnering for a big event. It will be interesting to see what characters Snyder and Lemire choose to bring back from the “Swamp Thing” mythos, as the covers already show Deadman and Poison Ivy, which is reminiscent of Alan Moore’s famous Annual issues from back in the day. But I won’t waste your time any longer, just thought I’d leave you a reminder so as not to miss out on the event. It all starts tomorrow, October 3rd. READ MORE
Swamp Thing has been one of our favorite reads here at BD from the New 52. Scott Snyder has breathed new life into Alec Holland and with the #0 issue we find out the origin for long time nemesis, Anton Arcane. The preview is full of drug-friendly imagery from newcomer artist Kano, so check it below. READ MORE
I’m up in Toronto, Canada, covering Fan Expo Canada all weekend. Earlier today DC held their “All-access panel” for the day featuring Jeff Lemire, Francis Manapul, Yanick Paquette, and others. The crew did not reveal too much about the future of their books, but the “Animal Man” and “Swamp Thing” teases were enough for me. More below. READ MORE
And we’re back with your weekly dose of hot comics! This week, Grant Morrison’s entire magnum opus, Invisibles, is finally collected, Amazing Spider-Man turns 50, the first volume of Snyder’s Swamp Thing lands, and plenty more. READ MORE
In a surprise, but not really, the awesome hardcore band Swamp Thing have broken up. The reason why is that the best hardcore bands tend to come and go. It sucks but it’s true, not to mention they rarely toured. On July 2nd the band had their last show which you can watch below. Their full length as well as their EPs are all fantastic and should be listened to if you’re into hardcore. You can still buy their stuff through Hellfish as well as iTunes if you’re into the digital thing. The video was done by Jeremy Ledford & Ian Hurdle. R.I.P. Swamp Thing