One of the very cool things about doing SWAMP THING in the late 1980’s was that, for a short period, they relegated the ads to the back of the books. Besides allowing for a much more coherent reading experience, the format offered me the opportunity to work in double page spreads whenever I felt the storytelling benefited.
Here’s a nice example that I’m offering for sale. It’s pages 12 and 13 from SWAMP THING #68 and features Swampy visiting the Parliament Of Trees and mind-melding with a group of previous Earth Elementals. There’s also an appearance by Swampy’s immediate predecessor. The spread (as seen above) is created by joining two pieces of art. Here are closer looks at each page.
The art was done on the oversized boards DC was using in those days so the whole spread measures out at a monstrous 24.5″ x 20″! Script and pencils by Rick Veitch, inks by Alfredo Alcala and lettering (on the boards) by John Costanza.
Both pieces of art are in good condition. There is typical editorial blue-lining and two balloons and a handful of single word lettering corrections are pasted up. I’d like to get $350 for the set.
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