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Saga of the Soft Cover.

You’d think a hardcover collection of Alan Moore’s run on Swamp Thing would be a no brainer.

Sad to say, however, these are not all that good. Instead of good quality pages that bring out the nuances of Stephen Bissette’s pencils and John Totleben’s inks, we get paper pages more akin to that of the old news stand comics. And while there is something to be said for that, I think most fans were expecting something that was a better quality than the paper pages of the softcovers, not pages of a lesser quality. And the dust jackets are fragile and waxy; I actually had to take it off in order to read it. fortunately, this was changed with the second and third volumes, though the page quality stayed the same. So for now, I’m sticking with my beat up old softcovers…

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