Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing

 EVST   (Vertigo, 1996-1998)

™ and © 1996 DC Comics, Inc.

Few issues can claim to have changed the history of comics, but Swamp Thing #21 was one of them. Starting here, writer Alan Moore and artist Steve Bissette brought a radical new vision to the DC Universe and to comics in general. Moore took DC’s venerable swamp creature, around since the early 70s, and made him the center of a sweeping drama of awesome psychological and mythological complexity. For several years in the mid-80s, Moore and Bissette’s Swamp Thing was essential reading for a generation of fans eager to have their expectations challenged and their view of the medium expanded. The success of Swamp Thing lead to further experimentation by visionaries like Neil Gaiman, whose Sandman series brought about the creation of the prestige Vertigo imprint. So it’s only natural that Moore’s groundbreaking Swamp Thing series should anchor the Vertigo reprint line, Essential Vertigo, launched in 1996.

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#1

  11/1/1996
  $1.95
  $2.75
3 copies available from $2.75
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #21Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#2

  12/1/1996
  $1.95
  $0.65
6 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #22Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#3

  1/1/1997
  $1.95
  $0.90
7 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #23Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#4

  2/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.95
3 copies available from $1.75
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #24Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#5

  3/1/1997
  $1.95
  $0.90
7 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #25Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#6

  4/1/1997
  $1.95
  $0.45
3 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #26Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#7

  5/1/1997
  $1.95
  $0.45
3 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #27  

#8

  6/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.75
5 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #28Alan MooreShawn McManus

#9

  7/1/1997
  $1.95
  $1.50
2 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #29  

#10

  8/1/1997
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  $0.50
2 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #30Alan MooreAlfredo P. Alcala, Stephen R. Bissette

#11

  9/1/1997
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  $1.50
1 copy available for $1.20
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #31Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Rick Veitch

#12

  10/1/1997
  $3.50
  $2.25
No copies available
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #32Alan MooreStephen R. Bissette, John Totleben

#13

  11/1/1997
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  $0.80
2 copies available from $0.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #32Alan MooreShawn McManus

#14

  12/1/1997
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  $2.25
2 copies available from $2.25
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #34Alan MooreRon Randall

#15

  1/1/1998
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  $3.00
1 copy available for $2.99
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #34Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#16

  2/1/1998
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  $1.50
1 copy available for $1.50
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #35Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#17

  3/1/1998
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  $1.95
1 copy available for $1.99
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #36Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#18

  4/1/1998
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  $28.00
2 copies available from $14.00
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #37Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Rick Veitch

#19

  5/1/1998
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2 copies available from $1.99
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #38Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stan Woch

#20

  6/1/1998
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1 copy available for $3.00
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #39  

#21

  7/1/1998
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1 copy available for $3.00
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #40Alan MooreJohn Totleben, Stephen R. Bissette

#22

  8/1/1998
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1 copy available for $3.00
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #41Alan MooreAlfredo P. Alcala, Stephen R. Bissette

#23

  9/1/1998
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  $1.50
No copies available
Reprints Saga of the Swamp Thing #42  

#24

  10/1/1998
  $2.25
  $0.90
No copies available
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