The Brave & the Bold No. 122 Cover by Jim Aparo

Swamp Thing was a great comic, and the issues done by creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson are classic horror tales, but the book’s sales waned in other creators’ hands. For the remainder of the 1970s, Swampie was relegated to reprints, and guest-star appearances like this one in B&B.

Before Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette and John Totleben re-conceived Swamp Thing as a plant who thought he was a man, he was a human soul trapped inside a lumbering monster’s body. And that’s why he could be pilloried like Frankenstein in this story.

New colour and cover packaging by me.

The Brave and the Bold 122 by DC Comics

As published.

Original art by Jim Aparo

Scan of Jim Aparo’s original art.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Homage to the original colour scheme.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added. Rather than use the published version – which takes up a lot of room and bafflingly duplicates the logos used – I went with a less obtrusive version of DC’s 25¢ masthead.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Alternately-coloured trade dress added.

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