A forgotten part of Swamp Thing's history are the issues that followed Len Wein and Berni Wrightson's original groundbreaking run. After Wrightson left the strip, feeling it was turning into a 'monster of the week' book, Wein stuck around for a few more issues, until David Michelinie stepped in to join replacement artist Nestor Redondo.
This run is well worth checking out, and not only for Redondo's exceptional illustrative art. There's some great stories here, the tone well in keeping with what came before. In this 15 issue run for instance, Wein, Michelinie and stand-in Gerry Conway give us:
Time travelling morality tale The Eternity Man:
Telepathic mutant kids in The Tomorrow Children:
A toy town full of creepy octogenarians in Village Of The Damned:
And er, this guy...
Ok, forget him. But really, there's some cracking stuff to be found here, like this issue: Where Swampy gets himself possessed by a demon, and Redondo pulls out all the stops and then some. Check out that fight scene splash page!