Slimy Swamps, Foggy Bogs
I don’t know much about Swamp Thing other than the beautiful picture of him, Abby and their baby, Tefe’. I have nothing against Swamp Thing, I’ve just never been exposed to it before. I’m much more of a Batman, Justice League, DC Comics type of gal. But I’ve always appreciated his style.
:a brief bio:
In the 1970’s Louisiana, Scientist, Alec Holland was working on a secret formula to transform deserts into forests. In his lab he is killed by a planted bomb in hopes of obtaining the formula. Holland is splashed with burning chemicals while he runs out of the lab and into the swamp water. Holland later turns into “a vegetable-like being, a ‘muck-encrusted mockery of a man'” and becomes Swamp Thing.
:some fun facts:
Swamp Thing has the power to control plant life, as well as, supernatural knowledge and super strength.
Swamp Thing made his first appearance in HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 (1971). Though in this issue he was Alex Olsen and he was vying for the affection of a woman named Linda.
Justice League was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. In Season 2 of Justice League, Episode 23 called Comfort and Joy, “an alien bearing a striking resemblance to Swamp Thing makes a blink-and-you-missed-it appearance in the background during Hawkgirl and Green Lantern’s scene.
One of my favorite things about comics is the continuation of stories. How Dick Grayson’s Robin becomes Nightwing, Clark (Superman) marries Lois, and
now I have Swamp Thing and Abby and their daughter to follow.
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