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    Default Best and Worst Issue of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing?

    Do you have a favorite issue of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run? Moore's Swamp Thing is so revered that it's flaws are rarely talked about, and I'm also curious what people's favorite issues are

    Best: 32; Pog

    Very rarely has a story moved me as much as "Pog". When I read "The Burial" and this issue for the first time I hated Shawn McManus, but after multiple rereads I think he was the only artist who could've pulled this story off.

    Worst: 54; The Flowers of Romance

    It works great as a horror story, but I can't help seeing this issue as a big "eff you" to Martin Pasko's Swamp Thing. Dennis and Liz were great supporting characters that were victim to some of the most brutal character assassination I've ever seen in this issue. The usually mild mannered Dennis is portrayed as a repugnant psycho and the hot headed Liz as a shellshocked victim. This comes out of nowhere and there was no explanation given.

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    Best: Impossible to choose, but some personal highlights are #'s 21, 34, 37, 50, 64.

    Worst: I guess I'll go with #56. "Swamp Thing in Space" wasn't bad (none of Moore's run was, imho), but if I had to choose, that arc was the weakest. Although it did have its cool moments.
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    Second best: #53; Garden of Earthly Delights
    This was a close call. I easily could've gone with the the groundbreaking Rite of Spring or the heart rending Windfall, but I decided to go with issue 53 because of the sheer beauty of John Totleben's art. I doubt that a monthly comic had or has since looked this good.


    Second worst: #33; Abandoned Houses
    The only issue of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing that feels like filler. Ron Randall, while not bad, is clearly the weakest of the artists during Moore's tenure.

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    Best: "Rite of Spring." No question.

    Worst: The entire arc of Abby being persecuted for her relationship with Swamp Thing. Yes, I know the point was to make the reader angry, but I can't read any of it. It makes me so furious I want to hit things. I don't want to read something that makes me feel bad.

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    My favorites include the arc with Jason Woodrue and the tie-in with Crisis where Zatara sacrifices himself to save Zatanna. Really, everything up to that point is great. The stuff after was good, but I liked the early stuff a bit better.

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