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Here's a real treat. Featuring the first appearance of Swamp Thing, this new mystery collection includes some of the earliest work by a new generation of talent that hit the comics world at this time: such writers and artists as Len Wein, Alex Toth, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Aparo and the amazing Neal Adams, laying the groundwork for classic DC Universe horror stories for years to come. Fine work by these young turks, getting their start in comics with witches and warlocks, ghouls and pure haunted-house mystery.
The mainline DC titles at this time were locked up with old-guard creators. So when the young upstarts came along, forward-thinking editors like Joe Orlando assigned them to DC's anthology horror titles: House of Secrets and House of Mystery. And boy oh boy, did they shine. Today some of these issues are incredibly collectible, with amazing early work by so many artists who would become the mainstays of comics over the next decades.
There's lots of great Wrightson here, amazing Neal Adams covers when he was the go-to artist at DC for innovative work.
Also work by Alfredo Alcala, Steve Skeates, Jack Sparking, Jack Abel, Bill Draut, E.R. Cruz, Bernard Baily, Sergio Aragonez, even Wally Wood. New introduction by Dan Didio.
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Item Code HOSB01H Publisher DC Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781401276843 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x11 # Pages 864pg Color Full Color