Took a break yesterday since my girl and I were still celebrating her 25th birthday,
so you know, priorities;)
Working on the second skit strip now, so we'll get to that one Thursday.
Today, is another edition of Back Issue Spotlight featuring Swamp Thing.
Specifically, Swamp Thing#15 from his first ongoing series all the way back to 1975.
So break out your pet rocks, bell-bottoms and tube socks, 'cause we're going back in time......
Swamp Thing#15 (Vol. 1) (April '75) "The Soul Spell Of Father Bliss" By David Micheline and Nestor Redondo.
- "Even though they share the same name, Nebiros is not the same demon which appears in the 1980's comic Blue Devil. Different appearances aside, this is confirmed in Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #16 (1986)."
Bliss' pal Nebiros needs all the nice fresh souls he can get, so Bliss plans on helping him since Nebiros promisedf to return his congregation to him.
But Bliss starts to get second thoughts after seeing him destroy a human soul in person.
This naturally pisses off Nebiros something fierce and after Abby breaks the mystical orb that held Swampy's soul, Nebiros begins to attack everybody.
An epic battle rages between Swampy and Nebiros once they lock up, with a stalemate occuring.
It's then that Bliss decides to con Nebiros into possessing his tired old body, and Nebiros practially kills the both of them once Bliss' body burns up due to being way to frail to contain all of Nebiros.
After that, what's left of Bliss' church blows up and collapses on itself.
And that's how it pretty much ends.
Say what you will about this era of Swampy's history, but it definitely opened the door for all sorts of weirdness and fucked up shit to happen alot. If it wasn't demons trying to posses him, it was fucked up monsters, and zombies that happened to cross his path. Trust me, all that weird and philisophical shit that Alan Moore is praised for bringing to Swampy hadn't set any precedents that writers like Micheline, Wein, and others hadn't already introduced into the book themselves.