Swamp Thing 124 (October 1992)

16094Talk about anti-climatic… Collins grows Swamp Thing to Godzilla-size for a reveal and then has him pass the buck at the end of the issue.

The story’s not bad. Presumably a former Swamp Thing made a deal with some South American natives who worshipped to the elemental (including blood sacrifices, which Alec reveals taste good in the soil) and now their descendants need help. They call their corn god and Alec arrives instead.

He helps them against the Sunderland Corporation, but it turns out not even Swamp Thing can defeat the military industrial complex. Or something.

Alec has a lot of interior monologue this issue–the most in years, I think–and it turns out he’s scared for his family. Being Swamp Thing doesn’t mean he can protect them from the bad guys.

Maybe he should dress up as a bat.

While not terrible, it’s far from good.


Husks; writer, Nancy A. Collins; penciller, Scot Eaton; inker, Greg Baker; colorist, Tatjana Wood; letterer, John Costanza; editor, Stuart Moore; publisher, DC Comics.