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Top Five Most Iconic Swamp Thing Covers

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Top Five Most Iconic Swamp Thing Covers

Here are my picks for the top five most iconic covers featuring Swamp Thing (with iconic being determined by what covers are most established and most recognized when it comes to Swamp Thing, with a preference towards covers that are homaged a lot). This is not a BEST cover list and due to the very nature of icons, very few (if any) recent covers will be on the list. A notable exception to the rules is that I don’t count covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in), as those tend to be automatically iconic so they’re boring. Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.


First off, while I’m exempting first appearance covers from the countdown, it’s only fair, I suppose, to share them here before the countdown begins, so here is the first cover appearance of Swamp Thing from his debut story, House of Secrets #92…

Artist: Bernie Wrightson


Artist: Steve Bissette

This was one of the most memorable covers of Moore’s run.


Artist: Bernie Wrightson

This Wrightson cover is practically a prototype for the movie poster.


Artist: John Totleben

The Abby/Swamp Thing relationship was a key to Moore’s (and later writers’) Swamp Thing, and this beautiful Totleben captures that perfectly with a striking and memorable cover.


Artist: Bernie Wrightson

No offense to Len Wein, but in the early issues of their Swamp Thing run, it was Wrightson that was catching the audience.


Artist: Tom Yeates

Obviously it is more because of the interiors than the cover art itself, but either way, Yeates’ cover for the Anatomy Lesson is now forever linked to Swamp Thing.

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