Greetings and welcome to week two of DCU Book Club - Epics: SWAMP THING(1982-)!
DCUBC-Epics hosts the reading and discussion of complete story arcs. We read approximately two volumes of the story per week.
DCU’s original, live-action series - Swamp Thing - debuts on May 31st. This is an excellent time to (re)read Alan Moore’s critically acclaimed, character-defining run which inspired the series.
JOHN CONSTANTINE’s first-ever appearance in comics takes place in issue #37. With Constantine around, what could go wrong?
WHAT TO READ
Alan Moore’s SWAMP THING (1982-):
• Volume 3 The Curse (Issues 35-42)
• Volume 4 A Murder of Crows (Issues 43-50)
Let’s dive in! But first, we’ll start with a few tips:
• Stop by to share your thoughts, reactions, and answers to discussion questions as you read the story.
• Spoiler comments are welcome, but please refrain from spoiling issues from volumes 5 and 6.
• If your comments are issue-specific, add the issue number in your comment.
Week 2’s discussion begins NOW and ends Tuesday night, April 30th. A new thread will be posted next Wednesday for week 3, which will cover the last two volumes in the series.
What was the most memorable moment of Swamp Thing battling a curse in volume 3? [Issues 35-42]
What do you think of Constantine’s energy circle? Was the energy circle worth the sacrifices it caused? [Issue 50]
What do you think was the most terrifying moment?
Who was your favorite character?
Which volume did you enjoy more: volume 3 or volume 4?
*Feel free to share your thoughts and reactions to this week’s reading! There is a LOT we can unpack together in the comments.
I hope you join us on this EPIC journey. Longer reads don’t fit your schedule? Check out our weekly DCUBC which highlights a story arc from a variety of characters every week.
Week 3 of 3 for DCUBC-Epics: Swamp Thing kicks off on Wednesday, May 1st. We’ll finish Moore’s run with Volume 5 (Earth to Earth) and Volume 6 (Reunion).
Questions, Comments, Concerns? Feel free to reach out to me, JLWWSM, on Discord or via email: JLonDCU@gmail.com