Also called Saga of the Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing covers
First Issue #1 - May 1982
Last #171 - October 1996
Continued from Swamp Thing (1972 series)
Continued in Swamp Thing (2000 series)
Swamp Thing was a low-selling horror comic when Alan Moore took it over, and he transformed it into a supernatural/weird science epic that still helps to define all of DC's "mature" comics, including all Vertigo Comics. In this series, Swamp Thing discovers that he's not Alec Holland turned into a plant, after all — he's a plant that thinks its Alec Holland, thanks to a weird chemical accident. And he becomes the guardian of The Green, the spirit of all plant life on Earth. The first 10 issues are reprinted in Roots of the Swamp Thing.