Saturday, September 27, 2008

Review: Swamp Thing (1998)


Alan Moore again shows the comics world what amazing things he can do with just about nothing. He takes Swamp Thing - a man burned in his lab by bad guys and who dives into a swamp to become... a swampy, smelly, shambles of a man - and takes us INSIDE the mind of a human vegetable, a being that has the simplicity of a flower alongside the passions of a human. Moore's work has a dreamy darkness to it that expands his creations without getting too esoteric or "out there." His figure is a ferny Frankenstein seeking for his last remnants of humanity. It just works.

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