Tag Archive: Rick Veitch

Miracleman 10 (December 1986)

John Ridgway returns to ink Veitch and it works out nicely. Veitch has fine composition, with the Ridgway inks the panels all have a lot of personality. I love how Mike looks so… Continue reading

Miracleman 9 (July 1986)

That is one ugly baby. Sorry, getting ahead of myself. This issue features Moore’s returns after a reprints issue and fresh artists. Rick Veitch pencils, Rick Bryant inks. It’s a major improvement over… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 87 (June 1989)

This issue has huge vertical double-page spreads from Yeates. Swamp Thing ends up in Camelot and the big pages give Veitch and Yeates a lot of space for their story. It’s not even… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 86 (May 1989)

Veitch and artist Tom Yeates do a lovely job on this issue. Veitch constructs a rather complex narrative, where Swamp Thing’s import isn’t even explained until over halfway through the issue, and then… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 85 (April 1989)

This issue’s extremely confusing. Veitch writes it assuming people know Hawk is Tomahawk’s son. In other words, a specialized audience at the time of its publication and an even more specialized one as… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 84 (March 1989)

Veitch really puts Abby through the wringer this issue. Instead of supervillains, she gets to deal with the American healthcare system. Comatose ex-husband (and government operative) Matt is now ringing up ten thousand… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 83 (February 1989)

This issue of Swamp Thing continues the time traveling further into the past, with Swamp Thing meeting up with Enemy Ace. Except it’s not Alec’s story, nor is it Enemy Ace’s story… it’s… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 82 (January 1989)

Veitch sends Swamp Thing back to Easy Company, which works out quite well. The pacing is key–Veitch introduces Sgt. Rock, a medic, a bad guy and then a surprise bad guy for the… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 81 (Holiday 1988)

Veitch does a sequel to one of the first Swamp Thing issues–I think back in the Wrightson days–and he captures some of that series’s cynicism. Mind you, he’s doing it with a superhero… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 80 (Winter 1988)

Poor Veitch. Swamp Thing is about to take part in another big DC crossover–they don’t announce it on the cover or in the text, but it’s Invasion!–and he’s got nothing. He basically sends… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 79 (December 1988)

There’s something immediately compelling about Veitch’s take on Superman and Lois Lane. His Lex Luthor, fat and mean-spirited, is a little less interesting (if competently done), but his Lois and Clark are positively… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 76 (September 1988)

The issue opens with a couple surprise guest stars, who provide a little commentary on the events. Mostly they inform the reader of things going on in Hellblazer, for those who aren’t reading… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 75 (August 1988)

Veitch goes on a nutty little tour of the DC Universe–then the universe–with this issue. The art’s fantastic. I love how Veitch, ably assisted by Alcala, manages to be psychedelic while his artwork… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 74 (July 1988)

Veitch’s Swamp Thing run should be called “the convenience of communication problems. Alec discovers, but without context, something Constantine saw in his investigations many issues ago and it’s going to have a big… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 73 (June 1988)

Veitch has his pacing problems back, but his creative side also gets the better of him. Alec fights a giant monster in his astral form. Veitch juxtaposes these already boring fight panels alongside… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 72 (May 1988)

Veitch has two big problems with this “Search for the new Swamp Thing” arc. They’re connected too, so it’s a domino effect. As Constantine observes at the end of the issue, all these… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 71 (April 1988)

All of Veitch’s planning the last few issues comes to fruition. There’s not a lot of payoff, however, because Veitch decides to be a little too creative in his writing. He follows a… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 70 (March 1988)

Veitch is still working on his bridge. While Alec heads home for some private time with Abby, Constantine tries to figure out what’s going on with the plants. He meets a bunch of… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 69 (February 1988)

Veitch deals with a big thing–the birth of a new Swamp Thing–rather quietly. The issue sails by, most of the pages dedicated to the mindless new Swamp Thing. Veitch used it for comic… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 68 (January 1988)

So in twenty-four pages, Veitch manages to track three narrators and four protagonists. Alec gets the least amount of page time, as he’s tied into one of the other narrators (well, sort of).… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 67 (December 1987)

There’s some more humor with Constantine, some more romance for Alec and Abby and yet another trip to the Parliament of Trees. Well, there’s also the Sprout–that being the soul of the next… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 66 (November 1987)

Veitch sure does write a lot. This issue is packed–and not just because Veitch has excerpts from a superhero psychology book as narration. Abby goes for an awesome trip when Alec discovers how… Continue reading

Swamp Thing Annual 3 (1987)

This issue, even for an annual, has way too many hands in the art pot. Besides Veitch, who pencils some in addition to writing the script, there’s Shawn McManus, Jim Fern and Stan… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 65 (October 1987)

Rich Veitch takes over writing and the result is fine. It’s a good comic, it’s a Swamp Thing comic. Veitch doesn’t try to mimic Alan Moore, which is good; Abby trips on a… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 64 (September 1987)

One could, if so inclined, sit and try to figure out who drew what–Alcala’s such a unifying inker on Swamp Thing, it’s hard to tell Bissette and Veitch apart. Yeates I could easily… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 62 (July 1987)

Veitch fills in as writer for Swamp Thing’s adventure with Metron and all the New Gods stuff. He does fairly well, but it’s an easy issue. Most of it is from Metron’s perspective… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 61 (June 1987)

Poor Adam Strange… Moore closes the issue making a joke about him. I get the reasoning–it’s a heavy issue–and it does give Strange a momentary spotlight, which he surely desires–but it’s odd. This… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 59 (April 1987)

Stephen R. Bissette comes back to Swamp Thing to script a fill-in. Well, maybe not a fill-in. I mean, I’m sure Moore was busy with something else, but the story itself isn’t disposable.… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 58 (March 1987)

Moore does eventually make this issue more of the traditional team-up. He also gives Swamp Thing some significant more page time, as he tries to figure out what’s up with the Rann’s ecosystem.… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 57 (February 1987)

While Moore is taking Swamp Thing on a trip through the post-Crisis DC Universe, he’s also reduced Swampy back to a supporting role. This issue is all about Adam Strange and the troubles… Continue reading