• Title: Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 6
  • Author: Alan Moore Stephen R. Bissette Rick Veitch
  • ISBN: 9781401232986
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Saga of the Swamp Thing Book The concluding trade paperback collecting Alan Moore s groundbreaking run on SWAMP THING REUNION reprints issues of this legendary VERTIGO foundation title
    The concluding trade paperback collecting Alan Moore s groundbreaking run on SWAMP THING, REUNION reprints issues 57 64 of this legendary VERTIGO foundation title.

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    1. 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! [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. "It endst with a bangbut 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 by Swamp [...]

    4. 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 alway [...]

    5. 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 AlcalaLetterer: Todd Klein (best letterer in the comic book business!!!)MOORE MEETS KLEINI 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 good [...]

    6. 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 satis [...]

    7. As a whole I'd give this series a sold 5 stars. This volume on the other hand turns into a weird sci-fi adventure rather than a romantic horror. The last issue I thought was Alan Moore's best endings, mainly because it made sense and was pretty straight forward. The art in this book is gorgeous at times too.

    8. 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).

    9. 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.

    10. 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 [...]

    11. Didn't grab me like the others. The horror element is exchanged for sci-fi in this collection and it didn't work all that well. A couple good stories, but as a whole a bit of a let-down. Loose ends tied up, end of run. Was a great read as a whole.

    12. 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-laxThe 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 translatio [...]

    13. 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 [...]

    14. 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 [...]

    15. A bit of a mixed bag, and I thought that the ending was a bit of an anti-climax, but there's some good stuff in here.I didn't know anything about Adam Strange before I read this, but there's a retro appeal there, similar to characters like the Rocketeer or Flash Gordon. I liked the vegetable planet too, although I didn't really get much sense of what makes their culture different, so it didn't seem to make much practical difference that they were vegetables rather than animals (at least until Sw [...]

    16. The first half of this volume is a little disappointing. Having explored the full potential of the titular character in the context of the horror/mysticism genres, Moore switches to science fiction in a way which feels forced (to this reader, at least). Don't get me wrong, Moore is a superb writer of science fiction (if you haven't read the seminal 'Ballad of Halo Jones' you need to add that to your 'Must Read' list immediately ). It is more the fact that the story arc loses momentum until the f [...]

    17. 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 Thing ra [...]

    18. 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 [...]

    19. A touching and poignant end to one of the greatest comic book runs of all time. While it doesn't have quite the suspense and punch of previous volumes (due partially to the fact that Moore didn't write 2 of the issues contained here), it does play with some bold, massive ideas that are very easy to enjoy. Moore managed to find original takes on Swamp Thing all the way through his time writing the character, never falling back on previous tropes. I absolutely loved this entire series and am sad t [...]

    20. 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 [...]

    21. This book is a shining example what happens when you give Alan Moore too much freedom. On one hand you have bold new direction when swamp thing travels through cosmos and visits different corners of DC universe and on other hand you have never-ending monologues, one metaphor after another and philosophing. To be honest I quite enjoyed when there was something going on but this book is not filled with action or stories. I give it 2 stars because I had to force myself to finish reading it and it t [...]

    22. 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.

    23. Alan Moore is obsessed with sex. I expect nothing less from a poly amorous anarchist deeply influenced by mysticism and the occult but at times his obsession tends to overshadow his rather original voice. His run on Swamp Thing is probably the only comic where his sexual fetishes and hippie environmentalism complement each other to produce a stunning work of graphic novel art.When I reread the phrase above – I cringe. To use terms like “hippie environmentalism” is rather reductive but I am [...]

    24. The Swamp Thing can manifest its consciousness into physical form by manipulating the vegetation of an area. In many of the later stories the forms he takes become increasingly abstract and bizarre as he travels to worlds with stranger and more sparse versions of "vegetation." I think this works as a great metaphor for how Alan Moore managed to get these stories told. DC Comics hired Moore to write a reboot of an obscure superhero and he took that opportunity to craft some amazing scifi/fantasy. [...]

    25. Los seis libros de la Cosa del Pantano que componen la etapa de Moore al frente del guión de la colección son una joya que hay que consumir en dosis pequeñas para no empacharse. La presentación en sociedad de John Constantine, los conflictos en Gotham, el sublime arco argumental de American Gothic, y así un largo etcétera. Este volumen en particular, que comprende el final de la etapa, está más sesgado hacia la ciencia-ficción dado que uno de los compañeros de Moore prefería este gén [...]

    26. A wonderful end and a trippyip.World: The art is great, it's styish and fits the art, it's awesome. The world building is also great, the trip around the DCU was wonderful and made this story so much grander than a man trying to get back to the one he loves. Fantastic.Story: The story is solid, a bit long drawn but the places we go was great. The basic journey is pretty much straightforward and the ending was expected and what I wanted. The journey I enjoyed because I am a DC nerd I don't know i [...]

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