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    Bernie Wrightson - Original Art for House of Secrets #92 Complete 8-page Story "Swamp Thing" (DC, 1977). A dark and profoundly sad Victorian tale of murder and revenge, the earliest appearance of Swamp Thing gave no real indication that the character was bound for his own series, let alone immortality. This evocative tale -- just another House of Secrets gig to creators Wein and Wrightson at the time, and produced very quickly, utilizing extensive photo references of Wrightson, Mike Kaluta, and Louise Simonson -- has a brooding quality, and is, in some ways, reminiscent of the first Karloff "Frankenstein" film. Certainly the final page, in which the hulking swamp creature realizes that his true love is lost to him forever, echoes certain qualities of that classic terror film. Amazingly, the complete original art from this auspicious debut has not been broken up over the years, and is presented here in all its gothic glory. And while it may be slightly less sophisticated than the work Wrightson would do on the first ten issues of the regular Swamp Thing series, its raw power and its place in history cannot be denied. Each page is 10.5" x 16", with an image area of 10" x 15". Pages are very clean, with very little white-out.

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