Swamp Thing Annual 2 (January 1985)

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I am having a hard time deciding my favorite part of this annual. In terms of ambition and payoff, it’s probably the best annual ever. Moore, Bissette and Totleben don’t just produce a great story, but also a fun one and an emotionally devastating one. All while Swamp Thing goes to Hell.

The contestants for favorite moment are the end, which is another great Bissette full page spread emotional finish, the moment when Swamp Thing doesn’t want to meet Linda Holland in Heaven or the scene with Arcane in Hell. The first two are devastating, one quiet, one not, and the second is Moore having a lot of fun.

This story, as intense as it gets, is still fun. Moore writing Deadman, the Phantom Stranger, the Spectre and the Demon… all amazing.

It combines Moore and Bissette exploring DC’s afterlife and a great story for Swampy and Abby.

It’s amazing.

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