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Sunday, September 16, 2007

The New Swamp Thing

More from the vaults:

At some point, Swamp Thing was flagging a bit, so Tom Peyer and I decided to brainstorm some new approaches. First Tom drew this enticing "teaser ad":

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Then I drafted this idea over an existing piece of Mike Hoffman art (sorry, Mike):

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However, in high-level discussions, it was deemed that World War II books were on the way out. So Tom came through with this inspired redesign instead, brilliantly revamping the character for the '90s:

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Sadly, "the suits" didn't see it that way, and life went on.

7 comments:

Superfrankenstein said...

Lousy suits. They wouldn't let us make Constantine a Blackhawk, either.

Superfrankenstein said...

I mean, why couldn't Constantine be a Blackhawk? They had a Pole, a Swede, a French guy... everything but an Englishman. What was the suits' fucking problem?

Stuart Moore said...

For god's sake, man. Let it go!

Brandon Jerwa said...

I think I just had a Crisis in my pants.

Stuart Moore said...

A Final Crisis?

Brandon Jerwa said...

As long as it's not an Impotent Crisis, I'll take it.

rassmguy said...

This is hilarious! Thanks for posting it.

Rich Handley
Roots of the Swamp Thing
http://www.swampthingroots.com