Swamp Thing - Foreword by Ramsey Campbell, and Introduction by Alan Moore Summary & Analysis

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Foreword by Ramsey Campbell, and Introduction by Alan Moore Summary

Foreword by Ramsey Campbell: During the late sixties, comics underwent a paradigm shift. They turned darker and edgier, and dealt with themes such as heroin addiction and racial intolerance that would have been unthinkable to approach under the strict Comics Code established earlier in the century. Campbell feels that, though this move toward darker tones and themes was laudable, stories at that time were almost universally poorly written, too shrill, obvious, and melodramatic. However, without this period, we would not have an excellent writer like Alan Moore.

Alan Moore has an unerring ear for dialogue, a concise and clear storytelling style, and great pacing. What he has done with Swamp Thing is something not many have attempted: he has taken over an established character and deconstructed him...

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