10 Oct Issue #78 – “Avatar of the Green” (w/ Kelly McNeely)
Doctober continues! In this week’s issue we talk all about the live-action Swamp Thing films with special guest Kelly McNeely from iHorror. We compare and contrast the films with Alan Moore’s seminal comic book run.
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
Meet Kelly McNeely
(2:54) Kelly’s introduction to horror
(5:48) Kelly’s recommended horror viewing
(10:56) Swamp Thing films
Avatar of the Green
(30:32) Does he make your heart sing?
(32:25) The return of evil Dennis in the Alan Moore era?
(37:30) How did 1982’s Swamp Thing help rejuvenate interest in the character?
(43:06) Why is he blue by the end of the series?
(45:12) What do you love about Swamp Thing and where does he rank?
(55:46) Does the psychology of body horror plague Swamp Thing’s psyche? What effect did the Anatomy Lesson story have on the concept of past and current identity?
(1:02:02) Could Swamp Thing grow a green so large that he himself could not protect it?
(1:06:17) Could a current live-action Swamp Thing movie work?
(1:12:12) Why is Alan Moore’s run considered THE run and not one of Len Wein’s?
(1:18:06) What works about the film version of Arcane and what is missing?
(1:23:53) Is Swamp Thing’s improved speech in the comics a recent change?
(1:32:34) Gin Joy
(1:34:02) The Stuffler
Characters, Places, Things
- Abigail Arcane (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Alex Olsen
- Anton Arcane (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Dennis Barclay
- Liz Tremayne
- Matthew Cable
- Swamp Thing (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Recommended Reading & Viewing
- Return of Swamp Thing (1989 film)
- Swamp Thing Vol 2 021 – The Anatomy Lesson
- Swamp Thing Vol 2 034 – Rite of Spring
- Swamp Thing Vol 2 056 – My Blue Heaven
- Swamp Thing: Love and Death
- Swamp Thing: Saga of the Swamp Thing
- Swamp Thing (1982 film)
- Swamp Thing (1991 animated series)
- Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016 film)
- Crossed (comic)
- Devil’s Candy (2015 film)
- Exorcist (1973 film)
- Green Room (2015 film)
- I Saw The Devil (2010 film)
- Poltergeist (1982 film)
- Trollhunter (2010 film)