Swamp Thing (1st Series)

    (DC, 1972-1976)
™ and ©1974 DC Comics, Inc.

Swamp Thing first appeared in House of Secrets #92. This monster was once Doctor Alec Holland, a brilliant biochemist who was working on research in the far recesses of the bayou. When he refused to sell out his research to a gang of thugs, they bombed his laboratory. Holland was covered in the flaming chemicals, which interacted with the swampy vegetation to transform him into this hideous man/monster.

This first Swamp Thing title began in 1972, and featured art by the great Bernie Wrightson, who penciled the first ten issues. It continued to run until issue #24 in 1976. Afterward, Swampie continued to make guest appearances in various titles for the next few years. In 1982 he once again starred in his own series, The Saga of the Swamp Thing.

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#1

  11/1/1972
  $0.20
  $310.00
2 copies available from $90.00
Origin of Swamp ThingLen WeinBernie Wrightson

#2

  1/1/1973
  $0.20
  $60.00
1 copy available for $170.25
 Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#3

  3/1/1973
  $0.20
  $83.00
3 copies available from $50.00
1st Appearance of Patchwork Man; 1st Appearance of Abigail Cane (later Abigail Holland)Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#4

  5/1/1973
  $0.20
  $75.00
7 copies available from $17.00
 Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#5

  8/1/1973
  $0.20
  $30.00
2 copies available from $19.50
 Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#6

  10/1/1973
  $0.20
  $29.00
8 copies available from $5.00
 Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#7

  12/1/1973
  $0.20
  $48.00
2 copies available from $17.05
Death of Nathan Ellery; Reprinted in DC Special Series #17Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#8

  2/1/1974
  $0.20
  $29.00
5 copies available from $9.50
 Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#9

  4/1/1974
  $0.20
  $26.00
6 copies available from $5.25
 Len WeinBernie Wrightson

#10

  6/1/1974
  $0.20
  $46.00
11 copies available from $6.00
 Len Wein, Bernie WrightsonBernie Wrightson

#11

  8/1/1974
  $0.20
  $22.00
9 copies available from $3.87
 Len WeinNestor Redondo

#12

  10/1/1974
  $0.20
  $19.00
5 copies available from $6.00
 Len WeinNestor Redondo

#13

  12/1/1974
  $0.20
  $28.00
9 copies available from $6.00
 Len WeinNestor Redondo

#14

  2/1/1975
  $0.25
  $17.00
5 copies available from $5.50
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#15

  4/1/1975
  $0.25
  $44.00
14 copies available from $9.99
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#16

  5/1/1975
  $0.25
  $37.00
12 copies available from $8.99
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#17

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $29.00
14 copies available from $2.00
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#18

  9/1/1975
  $0.25
  $23.00
6 copies available from $8.00
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#19

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $37.00
7 copies available from $6.00
 Gerry ConwayNestor Redondo

#20

  1/1/1976
  $0.25
  $24.00
4 copies available from $2.80
 Gerry ConwayNestor Redondo

#21

  3/1/1976
  $0.25
  $20.00
10 copies available from $7.00
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#22

  5/1/1976
  $0.30
  $19.00
18 copies available from $6.00
 David MichelinieNestor Redondo

#23

  7/1/1976
  $0.30
  $23.00
17 copies available from $2.72
 Gerry ConwayNestor Redondo

#24

  9/1/1976
  $0.30
  $19.00
13 copies available from $2.25
Final Issue, continues as Saga of Swamp ThingDavid Anthony KraftErnie Chan, Fred Carrillo