Mother Nature is a harsh mistress. Her storms can send houses flying through the air, her earthquakes cause the tallest of buildings to crumble into dust, and her bitter cold seasons have a way of sending more than just retired folk racing for the equator. Even if you’re a scientist trying to figure out a way to grow trees in the desert, like nature enthusiast/scientist Alec Holland was trying to do, that evil tree-bitch will totally ruin your day. In Holland’s case, she sent her minions to his swamp-lab to destroy stuff (mostly glass beakers with strange science liquids in them). Some of the liquids splashed onto him turning him into a massive pile of moss and leaves, hell-bent on protecting that which he became…a mighty Swamp Thing.
Best known to the normal people of the world as the plant-creature who had love affairs on the big screen with Adrienne Barbeau and Heather Locklear, Swamp Thing was originally a hero in the DC comics world. Created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson, our favorite bayou beau first appeared in a horror story back in 1971. His comic book popularity went bonkers in the 80’s, so they decided to make a film manned by none other than Wes Craven (yeah, I was just as shocked as you when I found this out). A second cheesier film was made, as was a dark live-action television program. But we’re not here to talk about that stuff. We want some fucking cartoons!!
*due to circumstances beyond our control, you will have to hit the link to watch each episode*
Like many other insanely awesome shows from the 80’s and 90’s, Swamp Thing was cut short FAR too early. But even though we’re only left with 5 amazing episodes, the cartoon gods bestowed upon us some killer toys and even better foot-wear.
Remember kids, be kind to nature. If you aren’t, Swamp Thing will sneak into your house via bathtub and lecture you.