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Smith, Michael: "Embracing Dionysius in Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing." In: Studies in the Novel 47.3 (2015), S. 365–380. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/sdn.2015.0039
BibTeX citation key: Smith2015a
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Keywords: "Swamp Thing", Großbritannien, Moore. Alan, Superheld, Totleben. John, USA
Creators: Smith
Collection: Studies in the Novel
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In the second issue of Alan Moore’s mid-1980s run on DC comics’ Swamp Thing, Alec Holland learns that he is not simply a mild-mannered botanist who has been miraculously transformed into a super-powered “moss man.” The Swamp Thing is a plant, a plant who borrowed Holland’s identity, a plant who only thought it was a man, all along. This essay examines how Moore’s run on Swamp Thing embraces the challenges of depiction that come with making a plant—not just a “plant-man”—the hero of a comic book. How, the text asks, might the forms of plant-thought differ from a man’s? How does it think, and what might those thoughts “look like” on a comic page? Through the run, the writing and art overcomes the confining linearity of the comic’s paneled structure and conventional points-of-view, as well as the commercial demands of writing for a presumptively adolescent audience.
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