SWAMP THING #HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL PUTS THE SCARES INTO COMICS FANS AND @WALMART SHOPPERS THIS OCTOBER
October 4, 2018

Horror-Themed One-Shot Spotlights Original SWAMP THING Story by Brian Azzarello and Greg Capullo, Plus Seven Spooky Tales from the DC Vault, Including Swamp Thing’s First Appearance in HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 and BATMAN #237’s “Night of the Reaper”

 

Fans of the Walmart 100-Page Giant comics will be treated to an extra dose of fright this Halloween, as DC’s line of successful anthology comics will now include a special horror-themed one-shot, SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL. This 100-page, $4.99 comic book includes an all-new story featuring the “Protector of the Green,” Swamp Thing.

 

“Hollow” is a 12-page story written by Brian Azzarello (BATMAN: DAMNED, THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), with art by fan-favorite artist Greg Capullo (DARK NIGHTS: METAL, BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH). Children can’t help but be curious about what lurks in the woods at the edge of town on Halloween night…and unfortunately for them, this group of trick-or-treaters has crossed paths with a mysterious witch who has her own tale to tell about where curiosity leads—directly into the path of the creature known only as Swamp Thing! Can they escape her clutches? Or is there something much worse out there that they should REALLY fear? For more information on Azzarello and Capullo’s approach to this new original story, check out this exclusive interview in today’s Washington Post.

 

This 100-Page Giant sells for $4.99 and includes several classic fright-filled stories from DC’s history, led by the iconic HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 from 1971, which features Swamp Thing’s very first appearance, written and drawn by co-creators Len Wein (writer) and Bernie Wrightson (artist). 1971’s “Night of the Reaper,” from BATMAN #237, features two more giants of superhero storytelling, writer Denny O’Neil and artist Neal Adams, telling a Halloween tale of revenge and the search for a Nazi war criminal.

2007’s DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL also contributes to this issue, with stories featuring DC heroes Superman (“Strange Cargo”), Blue Devil and Enchantress (“The Pumpkin Sinister”) and Zatanna (“Kcirt ro Taert”). The book also reprints a Batman tale from the 2008 DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, “The Ballad of Jonathan Crane,” as well as “Night Gods” from 2010’s THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, starring Aquaman and the Demon.

 

The SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL ships to stores today and should arrive in participating Walmart stores throughout North America by Sunday, October 7. To find your nearest Walmart location, check out the store finder page at www.walmart.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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