Thursday, 24 October 2019

DC DOLLAR COMICS - SWAMP THING #1...


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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.

4 comments:

Colin Jones said...

The UK equivalent of a dollar seems to be...a Pound Sterling.

A few days ago I bought Savage Sword Of Conan #10 from my local comics shop - the American price was $3.99 and the UK price was £3.95

Kid said...

I see it's (Swamp Thing) going for around £3 on ebay, CJ, though I got mine for just over £2. However, it saved me a fiver going into town to buy one.

Dave S said...

Also nice to see that DC are using the original cover. Some of their trees went Dollar Comics reprints- Crisis on Infinite Earths 1, the Joker 1 and maybe some others- have had horrible modern- style covers rather than the original beauties.

Kid said...

That's why I bought this one first, DS, because of the original cover. I might get some of the others, even though I have the originals, but I've not made up my mind for sure yet - and that's due to the new covers.

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