Monthly Archives: August 2005

FANTASTIC REVIEW OF “SWAMP THING: LOVE IN VAIN”!!

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Full review by the obviously brilliant Olivia Woodward at Silver Bullet Comic Books “This is an amazing set of stories. Dysart’s writing is among the best in contemporary comics. He balances old-fashioned, EC style monster stories with the intense conceptual explorations for which the Vertigo imprint is known. It is both a thrilling read and a moving reflection on some of the core elements of human existence, loneliness and love, delusion and faith. Moreover, it isn’t a awkwardly crafted see-saw …

Fear and Loathing in Utah. OR… SWAT team shuts down outdoor rave for which, according to the promoters, they had all the necessary permits.

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“No one resisted. That�s for sure. They had police dogs raiding the crowd of people and I saw a dog signal out a guy who obviously had some drugs on him. The soldiers attacked the guy (4 of them on 1), and kicked him a few times in the ribs and had their knees in his back and sides. As they were cuffing him, there was about 1000 kids trying to leave in the backdrop, peacefully. Next thing I know, …

SWAMP THING TRADE HITS!!

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A major landmark in my career as a raconteur has happened. SWAMP THING: LOVE IN VAIN Written by me (Joshua Dysart), with art and covers by Enrique Breccia, Timothy Green II and John Totleben, has hit the shelves of comic book stores and major book chains all over the world. I couldn’t be more proud. It collects the first two story arcs – “Love in Vain” and “A Measure of Faith” – from my current run. Expect demons in love, …

ERIC POWELL COVERS SWAMP THING

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“I think personally I want to convey the more horrific elements of the character. I want to take full advantage of the environment. Swamps, forests can be really creepy. Visually give a little nod to the [Berni] Wrightson days. I think that would be a nice complement to the more intellectual stories they’re doing now.” – Eric Powell on Newsarama So it goes, that in the continuing tradition of charging exceptional artists with the weighty task of covering up my …

Conservative Group to Oppose John Roberts

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“A conservative group in Virginia said Tuesday it was withdrawing its support for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ confirmation because of his work helping overturn a Colorado referendum on gays.” Here’s an article touching on some of the liberal complaints regarding John. And here’s an excellent piece by the Village Voice regarding the whole nomination tango. The statement made by the conservative organization in question (Public Advocate of the United States) can be found at their website. And lastly, here’s …