Alfredo Alcala was born in the Philippines in 1925 and became a popular artist in that country with the release of his creator owned property Voltar in 1963. The acclaim in his home country lead him to the American comics industry where in the early 1970’s he began a career that would see him work steadily for very nearly the next 30 years. During this time Alcala worked for several comics publishers including Marvel Comics, where he is best known for the many issues of Savage Sword of Conan to which he contributed, often times providing inks over pencils by John Buscema. He also provided artwork for a number of issues of Creepy and Eerie magazines for Warren Publishing. DC Comics initially showcased Alcala's talents in the early 1970’s in its horror and war comics such as GHOSTS, UNEXPECTED, WEIRD WAR TALES and HOUSE OF SECRETS. He later moved on to titles such as ALL-STAR SQUADRON, DETECTIVE COMICS, and most notably SWAMP THING where his graceful, moody inks helped maintain that book’s style through various art and editorial changes. Alcala died in April of 2000.
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 5
This volume continues Alan Moore’s award-winning run on SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING with issues #51-56! Swamp Thing returns from hell only to learn that Abby has fled Gotham City, where he runs afoul of Batman, Lex Luthor and the Gotham City Police Department.
HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: ORIGINAL SINS - NEW EDITION
The very first Hellblazer collection is back in a new edition that includes John Constantine's early appearances in SWAMP THING #76-77 along with HELLBLAZER #1-9. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER collections that put all his adventures in reading order, capturing Constantine at his youthful, anarchic best.
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 3
Collecting issues #35-42 of Alan Moore's award-winning SWAMP THING, this volume brims with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf with an unusual curse, and the debut of John Constantine!
HELLBLAZER: THE FEAR MACHINE
In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity — but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities — but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 5
Continuing the hardcover collection of master comics writer Alan Moore's award-winning run on SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING with issues #51-56, this volume begins as Swamp Thing returns from his journey to hell, only to learn that his girlfriend Abby is being persecuted for their "unnatural relations." When she skips town for Gotham City, he follows and runs afoul of Batman, Lex Luthor and the Gotham City Police Department.
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 4
The fourth volume collects issues #43-50, in which Swamp Thing's quest for self-discovery comes to its shattering conclusion. A harbinger of doom has been released with the sole charge of waking an evil beyond comprehension, and John Constantine, Deadman, The Phantom Stranger, The Spectre and other masters of the occult must unite.
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 2
"Perhaps the brainiest and scariest horror narrative of the '80s." — ROLLING STONEIn this second collection Swamp Thing hardcover featuring SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #28-34 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2, the Earth Elemental says goodbye to the illusion of his own humanity after learning that he is 100 percent plant, meets a crew of benevolent alien invaders inspired by the classic swamp-based comic strip Pogo, and consummates his relationship with Abigail Arcane as only he could.
SWAMP THING VOL. 9: INFERNAL TRIANGLES
Collecting issues #77-81 of the series that helped to lay the foundation for the Vertigo line, ths volume follows the Avatar of the Green and Abby as they prepare for the birth of their child — only to have an alien intelligence rip the Swamp Thing away from his home just when he's needed the most. This collection also reprints the 41-page "Distant Cousins" story from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3, featuring the all-ape adventures of the DCU's most famous anthropoids.