Swamp Thing Halloween Horror 100-Page Giant #1
Hollow / The Pumpkin Sinister / Kcirt ro Taert / Strange Cargo / The Ballad of Jonathan Crane / Night Gods / Night of the Reaper! / The Origin of Swamp Thing!
Fans of the Walmart 100-Page Giant comics will be treated to an extra dose of fright this Halloween, as DC’s line of successful anthology comics will now include a special horror-themed one-shot, SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL. This 100-page, $4.99 comic book includes an all-new story featuring the “Protector of the Green,” Swamp Thing.
“Hollow” is a 12-page story written by Brian Azzarello (BATMAN: DAMNED, THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), with art by fan-favorite artist Greg Capullo (DARK NIGHTS: METAL, BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH). Children can’t help but be curious about what lurks in the woods at the edge of town on Halloween night…and unfortunately for them, this group of trick-or-treaters has crossed paths with a mysterious witch who has her own tale to tell about where curiosity leads—directly into the path of the creature known only as Swamp Thing! Can they escape her clutches? Or is there something much worse out there that they should REALLY fear?
This 100-Page Giant sells for $4.99 and includes several classic fright-filled stories from DC’s history, led by the iconic HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 from 1971, which features Swamp Thing’s very first appearance, written and drawn by co-creators Len Wein (writer) and Bernie Wrightson (artist). 1971’s “Night of the Reaper,” from BATMAN #237, features two more giants of superhero storytelling, writer Denny O’Neil and artist Neal Adams, telling a Halloween tale of revenge and the search for a Nazi war criminal.
2007’s DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL also contributes to this issue, with stories featuring DC heroes Superman (“Strange Cargo”), Blue Devil and Enchantress (“The Pumpkin Sinister”) and Zatanna (“Kcirt ro Taert”). The book also reprints a Batman tale from the 2008 DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, “The Ballad of Jonathan Crane,” as well as “Night Gods” from 2010’s THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, starring Aquaman and the Demon.
SWAMP THING in HOLLOW
On Halloween, the barrier between worlds grows thin—and only the Swamp Thing is strong enough to face the monsters that come from the other side!
ENCHANTRESS and BLUE DEVIL in THE PUMPKIN SINISTER
An evil pumpkin monster wreaks havoc on All Hallows’ Eve!
ZATANNA in TAERT RO KCIRT
Powerful witch Zatanna must save Halloween when teens pump trick-or-treaters’ candy full of Scarecrow’s fear toxin.
SUPERMAN in STRANGE CARGO
Superman has faced off against plenty of foes…but can the Man of Steel fight zombies?
BATMAN and SCARECROW in THE BALLAD OF JONATHAN CRANE
It’s the Scarecrow versus the Headless Horseman!
AQUAMAN and THE DEMON in NIGHT GODS
Do Aquaman and Etrigan stand a chance against an undead underwater army?
BATMAN and ROBIN in NIGHT OF THE REAPER!
The Grim Reaper spares no one…including Batman and Robin!
SWAMP THING in THE ORIGIN OF SWAMP THING!
A young scientist is killed in a terrible explosion, he but returns to life as something entirely new…the Swamp Thing!
Creators View all
|Writer||Brian Azzarello, Paul Dini, Dan DiDio, Steve Niles, Len Wein, J. Michael Straczynski, Denny O'Neil, Mikey Way|
|Artist||Jesus Saiz, Dean Ormston, Bernie Wrightson, Dustin Nguyen, Mateus|
|Penciller||Neal Adams, Ian Churchill, Greg Capullo|
|Inker||Norm Rapmund, Jonathan Glapion, Dick Giordano|
|Colorist||Trish Mulvihill, Rod Reis, Cris Peter, FCO Plascencia|
|Letterer||Rob Leigh, Travis Lanham|
|Cover Artist||Greg Capullo|
|Cover Colorist||FCO Plascencia|
|Editor||Joey Cavalieri, Erika Rothberg, Eddie Berganza, Julius Schwartz, Dan DiDio, Joe Orlando, Chris Conroy|
|Editor in Chief||Bob Harras|
Characters View all
|Swamp Thing (Alec Holland)|
|Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara)|
|Catwoman (Selina Kyle)|
|Etrigan the Demon (Jason Blood)|
|James 'Jim' Gordon|
|Batman (Bruce Wayne)|
|Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)|
|Superman (Kal-El / Clark Kent)|
|Blue Devil (Daniel Patrick Cassidy)|
|Swamp Thing (Alex Olsen)|
|Reaper (Benjamin Gruener)|
|Poison Ivy (Pamela Lillian Isley)|
|Enchantress (June Moon)|
|Nightwing / Robin (Dick Grayson)|
|Aquaman (Arthur Curry)|