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DC Introduces a Teenage Swamp Thing in New YA Graphic Novel

While Swamp Thing may be starring in his own live-action series on DC Universe this May, the character is being adapted for young adult readers in a new book.

Written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs (It Came From Beneath the Playground), The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid will details the adventures of teenage Russell Weinwright, the name a subtle nod to creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Russell is like any other teenager, dealing with middle school drama and emotional insecurities...but also happens to merged with swamp life.

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The book resembles Russell's personal notebook, containing his reflections as well as sketches of himself and comic panels detailing his various misadventures. The notebook will be entirely from Russell's perspective as a part-monster mash and part-comedy in a mix of prose and comic book storytelling.

The book is being released as part of DC Comics' new young adult imprint and will be available directly through its website for $9.99.

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The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs is on sale in bookstores everywhere on October 1. It will be available for preorder this week.

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