Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics, has announced Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing will be collected for the first time in hardcover form, and will arrive in stores on February 11, 2009.  This 208 page edition collects issues 20-27 where Alan Moore began as the series writer.

Book 1 begins with the story “The Anatomy Lesson,” where Moore and his collaborators Stephen Bissette and John Totleben, whose imaginative, genre-breaking artwork, set the gothic tone of the journey to come. By building on the character’s foundations in horror, this creative team delivers a haunting origin story that reshapes his mythology with terrifying revelations. When the creature that once believed he was scientist Alec Holland discovers his true nature, he realizes that he is something far less human than he previously believed. And with the resurrected DC villain the Floronic Man attacking the issues of pollution and consumption of natural resources, SWAMP THING’s journey is one of discovery and adventure that will eventually take him across the stars and beyond.

Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 1 will set you back $24.99.

via Vertigo

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  1. Creep
    January 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    Eureka….the day is finally there…another Alan Moore book (is there anything from him, which is not good – and I’ve read his Wildcats issues) in my hands. That’s almost better – not it’s as good as – than the absolute Promethea…

  2. January 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    I wonder if it will have nice glossy paper or the cheap stuff they use on the Fourth World and JLI hardcovers…

  3. hermit
    January 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    so, it’s basically the TPB, but in hardcover form. thank you, but i’ll pass.

    i’d hope for a deluxe of some sort collection at least 10 issues.

  4. Creep
    January 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    An absolute Swamp Thing would be great…but it will never happen -.-

  5. January 30, 2009 at 6:23 am — Reply

    Is this color or B&W ?

  6. January 30, 2009 at 9:00 am — Reply

    I notice it starts with issue 20, not 21 as the tpbs of swamp thing did.
    It never made sense to me to start with Moore’s second issue.

    Thomas: color

  7. hermit
    January 30, 2009 at 9:58 am — Reply

    now there’s a reason to buy it.

    to reply to Thomas:

    i’m pretty sure it’s gonna be in color. there’s no point of doing a 25$ hardcover in black and white when the original is in color.

  8. hermit
    January 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    there you go, i just ordered it at my LCS. maybe i could’ve get it cheaper on amazon, but i like doing business with real people.

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