Category: swamp thing

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Celebrating Three Years! Top Five Posts and Most Viewed!

Somehow, I failed to recognise that last Thursday’s post on David F. Walker’s Luke Cage was my 300th post on Interminable Rambling. That means that this site has been live, in one form or another, for three years. A lot has happened in those three years, and I have written about a lot of subjects. Typically, I try to keep my posts around 1,000 … Read More Celebrating Three Years! Top Five Posts and Most Viewed!

The Master Narrative in Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing”

Last post, I wrote about some of the Gothic elements in issues #41 and #42 of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and the repetition of the “unsuccessfully repressed.” Today, I want to continue that discussion some by looking at the conclusion of issue #42, “Strange Fruit.” Rather than breaking with the past by burning the roots of hate and prejudice, the space shifts from Robertaland … Read More The Master Narrative in Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing”

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The Unsuccessfully Repressed Past in Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing”

Since getting into comics about two years ago, I have been wanting to read through some of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing run from the 1980s. After reading Qiana J. Whitted’s essay, “Of Slaves and Other Swamp Things: Black Southern History as Comic Book Horror,” I knew it was time for me to finally grab a few issues and read them. So, I started with … Read More The Unsuccessfully Repressed Past in Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing”

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Comics and Race Syllabus

Over the past couple of years, I have really started to dive into comics and graphic novels. Initially, I would just look through the local library to find books on the shelf. Here, I found texts such as Southern Bastards, Scalped,¬†Bayou, I Am Alfonso Jones, and more. Since then, I have started looking at these texts more, especially series such as Black Panther and … Read More Comics and Race Syllabus