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Thursday, 24 October 2019
DC DOLLAR COMICS - SWAMP THING #1...
DC COMICS seem to be following MARVEL's lead these days, first with their own brand of Facsimile Editions and now with the equivalent of their rival's TRUE BELIEVERS series - DC DOLLAR COMICS. I'll probably buy a few of them, but my first is the above reprinting of SWAMP THING #1 by LEN WEIN and BERNIE WRIGHTSON.
So what's good about it and what isn't? I'm glad I asked on your behalf. Well, first of all, it's Swamp Thing, so that's a plus right from the start. Also, I like the fact that the bar code box isn't as prominent as on Marvel's mags and doesn't obscure too much of the cover art. The interior reproduction is good, but unfortunately, the corner page numbers have been omitted - I'd have preferred them to have been left in place. The indicia has been positioned on the last (non story) page instead of the splash, which is consequently left with too much of a blank space under the art. And, in case it matters to you, it has glossy pages instead of the matt ones used in the facsimiles.
Overall, however, it's a great little package and good value at whatever the UK equivalent of a dollar is these days. It's even worth the more expensive price it costs on ebay as it comes bagged and boarded, so I don't mind the extra cost. Definitely one to have - even if you've already got the original.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, October 24, 2019