COVER OF THE DAY

To mark the passing of the great Bernie Wrightson, I re-read some early Swamp Thing issues and reminded mysef about Bernie's art. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the London Supercon not so long ago. The first few issues of this firt Swamp Thing title were really hot and in high demand in the UK when it first came out. There was a real buzz about Bernie Wrightson's artwork and a scramble to find issues #9 and #10 which were annoyingly Non Distributed in the UK at the time. It was a comic that was somehow sophisticated and cool to be reading, different from the usual super-hero fare.

Today these comics seem to be over-looked and sometimes offered at discounted prices to shift them. Perhaps the title needs a value re-adjustment and a re-examining of the content by fans and collectors.