This second deluxe edition hardcover continues Alan Moore’s landmark debut in American comics. Before the revolutionary Watchmen, the young British writer pushed the limits of graphic storytelling with Swamp Thing, reinventing the monster as an Earth Elemental.

In this arc, collecting issues 28 through 34 and Swamp Thing Annual #2, Swamp Thing comes to grips with the fact that he is no longer Alec Holland. Love interest Abigail Arcane eats of the fruit that grows on him in a psychedelic sex metaphor that is pure Moore. Also included is the fun little Pogo pastiche issue.

Grade: A

Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 2 is currently available.