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Swamp Thing 1 cover

Swamp Thing 1 cover

I did Pencil & Ink.
My man Nathan Fairbairn the color.
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Oracle1985's avatar
I remember reading Swamp Thing back in 2011 at the beginning of the New 52 relaunch, I still think your run on this title, alongside Scott Snyder, is one of the best titles that DC has put out in years, I can't wait for Wonder Woman Earth One.
Onyana's avatar
I loved this cover so much. It inspired me to create my first ever copic marker picture and one of my first attempts at art in over a decade. My version copied your pose of the Swamp Thing so I hope you don't mind. I added a bit more of his lower body and invented my own background. You can check out a bad iphone pic of it here:… Thanks again for inspiring me (I've made a bunch more art since then!).
TheNeonSalmon's avatar
That's awesome!

 Didnt he once give his girlfriend a psychedelic tuber? That's just messed up lol
rumpelstilzchen's avatar
Working on tattooing this on myself, love your work!  Here's a link
iamkomics1's avatar
beautiful artwork indeed:)
Huwman's avatar
Beautiful work, my fellow Canuck!
dividerofthelight's avatar
amazing how do you clever people do this stuff.
Carl-Seager's avatar
Fantastic style and ability...I just wanna keep looking at these :)
sazatronic's avatar
Love this cover art! I was signed up to receive Swamp Thing before I saw the cover, but the artwork blew me away. I was so excited to read the first issue after seeing this cover, and I am so glad I picked it up.
Razmere's avatar
While the cover is fantastic and REALLY pulled me into the book, I must say I was disappointed with this first issue.

I'm sorry but when SUPERMAN has more page time than the TITLE CHARACTER ON THE COVER OF THE BOOK you have a problem.
sazatronic's avatar
It was the first issue. That happens. Have you read 2?
Razmere's avatar
Well a FIRST ISSUE should introduce the reader to who the hero is, what they can do, and WHY they chose to act.

NONE of these things are done in issue one of Swamp thing.

When AQUAMAN is one of the better titles in the new launch you have a problem.
sazatronic's avatar
As far as the new 52 are concerned, it wasn't a completely start from scratch kinda deal. Everything that happened in the DCU previously still happened, they're just starting new story arcs in order to bring in more new readers. They just wanted to create a "starting point" for people who are just getting into comic books.

Also, you need to leave room for evolution in story telling, even in the comic book arena. There are some GREAT writers right now who are re-imagining the comic story format. It's been going on for years in indie comics, but now DC and Marvel are doing it, too, and it's fantastic. I guess all I'm saying is, enjoy it. Don't get upset just because the archaic standards may have been upset.

P.S. Aquaman is awesome. Does anyone REALLY have a reason to hate him other than "he's an easy target"?
dbmichel's avatar
Aquaman is awsome.... I go back to the nick cardy days and aquaman is still cool, oh ya I came to make a comment on your cover, I really like it I go back to the bernie writson days and am picky about my swamp thing and I think your cover is wonderful!
Razmere's avatar
Well don't get me wrong, there have been some FUN titles in the relaunch. Aquaman being one of them.

I was just disappointed in THIS particular issue. Ya see, I AM a new reader to SWAMP THING and I couldn't have been MORE LOST! I had NO IDEA what was going on. Therefore, I felt SWAMP THING #1 was disappointing. Now for Aquaman I had NEVER read a single issue of his till NOW and I COULDN'T LOVE IT MORE! I got a great feel for who the hero is, what he does, where he's from and WHY he wants to be a hero. Now, I'm a fan and am eagerly awaiting the next issue. I CAN'T say the same for Swamp Thing.

Also, I just think it's silly how BATMAN has more titles than anyone else.

Blahblah1984's avatar
This was my favourite comic of the new 52. Thank you!
csuhsux's avatar
there's a pretty comprehensive Swamp Thing #1 DC relaunch review on Youtube: [link]
Kordyne's avatar
Hey, I saw this in the latest Imagine FX magazine!

I remember watching the cartoon series when I was a kid. This is cool :)
GURU-eFX's avatar
I saw this at Sand Diego and I loved it! I had no idea it was you man! You've come along way since Warrior Nun eh? ;) I was coloring your stuff back then.
Hachiman1's avatar
Great looking cover. I'm looking forward to this series. And welcome to DA.
maniacmatt's avatar
Best cover of the 52, easily. Gorgeous.
stephgallaishob's avatar
I want to have the comics now ;)
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