Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes.
In a way this amounts to a trick question, because The Heap, which debuted in a 1942 edition of Airboy Comics, beat them both by thirty years. Evidently the comics have long had an affinity for anthropomorphic swamp monsters and, even in regard to their own signature sentient peat bogs, neither DC nor Marvel got the…
Superheroes come in all forms, from green rage monsters to circus-acrobat ghosts. In fact, the superhero genre is just a conglomeration of other genres. But who's the weirdest and most mold-breaking superhero ever created?
Horse women, walking upright, take advantage of our already beleaguered education system. It sounds like a horrifying social commentary, but in fact it’s just the plot of the new My Little Pony movie Equestria Girls. Plus Oblivion, some Disney, Swamp Thing and more, all in this week's DVDs!
The rumors have been swirling for some time now — but we can exclusively confirm that Charles Soule is taking over as writer of DC's Swamp Thing with issue 19, replacing Scott Snyder after the end of the "Rotworld" storyline.
Acclaimed writer Scott Snyder's run on Swamp Thing has all come down to this. Swamp Thing #16, released tomorrow, features the conclusion of the "Rotworld" storyline — and you won't believe how jacked up Superman and Batman have gotten.
On the opening day of New York Comic Con, Batman and Swamp Thing scribe Scott Snyder caught up with io9 to discuss Death of a Family, a new story about The Joker exacting revenge on the Dark Knight's pals. (Also, The Joker's face has been completely carved off and affixed to his head with a belt. He really must stop…
Here's Gloam, a visual effects piece by David Elwell & Gareth Hughes. With nary a word, the filmmakers communicates how living in the forest as an antlered wood-beast is not particularly conducive to making new friends. Also, the creature's design bears a resemblance to Swamp Thing's recent sartorial shift, so roll…
The character Swamp Thing has gone through many strange metamorphoses over the years. And in author Scott Snyder's current (and enjoyably creepy) story line, Dr. Alec Holland has only reluctantly taken on the mantle of the mossy champion to do battle with a malevolent primordial force known as The Rot.
Around the time The Return of the Swamp Thing hit theaters in 1989, the mossy hero collaborated with Greenpeace on this bizarre anti-littering public service announcement. I'm pretty sure Swamp Thing used his eco-powers to transform those children into peat mummies once the cameras stopped rolling.
2011 gave us a wealth of great new comics, which ranged from tales of moss monsters to feral school headmasters to martial artists with the power to make their limbs fly off. But what comic book debuts tickled our fancy the most? Here are our picks, in no particular order.
We've already crowned Animal Man as the best thing to come out of the DC relaunch, but what about the other twelve titles from last week?
At Comic-Con, American Vampire helmsman Scott Snyder gave us the scoop on DC's brand new Batman and Swamp Thing series. According to Snyder, both the Dark Knight and the, ahem, Bayou Bachelor face fates fraught with fright.
Wednesday's comics are a Whitman's Sampler of superheroes going through profound life changes that require the guidance of a certified mental health professional. Do superheroes have therapists? I always assumed Alfred and Jarvis psychoanalyzed Batman and Tony Stark, respectively.
Cyborgs, aliens, and highfalutin space gods aren't the only perils superheroes face. No, sometimes they battle sentient cocaine or mind-control methamphetamines. Here are 10 (mostly ridiculous) stories in which our favorite do-gooders got dosed.
DC Comics characters like Swamp Thing and John Constantine were initially facets of the mainstream DC Universe, but from the 1990s onward, these supernatural protagonists were exiled to DC's mature-readers Vertigo line.
A good opening credit sequence can be more memorable than the TV program it introduces. Luckily, science fiction shows are rife with sleek, quirky, and flat-out bizarre show intros. Here are over 30 of the best.
You know Spider-Man, but have you heard of the British anti-hero Spiderman? Everyone's seen Terminator 2, but have you seen the Italian Terminator II? Here are 10 familiar characters (and a bunch of randoms who share their names).
The International Cryptozoology Museum is a must-visit destination for monster hunters. J.W. Ocker, author of The New England Grimpendium, made the pilgrimage recently and has the horrifying photos to prove it. Do you dare to see New England's weirdest creatures?