I believe this is the third poster in Mondo's Wes Craven Director's Series, with the first two being Alex Pardee's amazing Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street prints. I'll be honest, I remember watching this movie as a kid and not being terribly impressed. Sure, the boggy swamp setting looked amazing, but the story wasn't really all that terrifying, awe inspiring or interesting. Though even with my aloof disinterest for Craven's film this poster holds a very special place in my heart and you can bet I'll be going for it with the rest of my Mondo-crazed brethren.
|Swamp Thing Movie Poster (Regular) |
24" x 36"
$45 - Limited to 230
|Swamp Thing Movie Poster (Glow-in-the-Dark Variant) |
24" x 36"
$80 - Limited to 90
Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing (The Saga of the Swamp Thing #20 - #64) is the stuff of legends. Moore used Len Wein and Berni Wrightson's origin story of a scientist transformed into a monster, and made it something more important, something genuinely scary and thought provoking. To this day Moore's Swamp Thing is one of my top ten comic runs and the character will forever have a place in my heart. Sure, his books may not have had anything to do with the movie, but I think it's probably clear by now that the film doesn't really play any part in why I love this poster so much.
Florian Bertmer's Swamp Thing posters will be available through Mondo tomorrow (8/19) at a random time. Both posters measure 24" x 36", with the regular version costing $45 and being limited to 230, and the glow-in-the-dark variant costing $80 and being limited to 90. For the exact release time be sure to visit @MondoNews, and to learn more about artist Florian Bertmer visit florianbertmer.blogspot.com. And if you can, I highly recommend picking up all of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run.