Swamp Thing 76 (September 1988)

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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 both series.

For such a momental issue, not much happens. Not much in a good way, however. Veitch includes a little scene with a friend of Constantine’s who manipulates fights between superhumans to profit off marketing and land redevelopment. It’s a throwaway scene, texture here, but I’m sure someone at Marvel said they came up with it in the oughts and broke his arm patting himself on the back over it.

Arcane shows up, in Hell, for a bit too. It’s a big issue after all–of returning cast, only Liz is stuck off panel, but there’s a sight gag related to it.

Veitch writes Abby really well. She might be his best work on the book.

CREDITS

L’Adoration de la Terre; writer and penciller, Rick Veitch; inker, Alfredo Alcala; colorist, Tatjana Wood; letterer, John Costanza; editor, Karen Berger; publisher, DC Comics.

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