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...
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 6
This hardcover collection of issues #57-64 of SWAMP THING begins across the galaxy, where the Swamp Thing's consciousness has been hurled. Trying to find his way back to Earth, Swamp Thing stops over on Thanagar, home of Hawkman; Rann, home of Adam Strange; and encounters the Green Lantern of a world of sentient plants.
SWAMP THING VOL. 3: THE CURSE
The third collection of the Swamp Thing saga, this book continues Alan Moore's critically-acclaimed run on the series. Swamp Thing tackles environmental disaster issues and then engages in a controversial encounter with a werewolf, but neither of these tales impact the Swamp Thing as greatly as when he meets John Constantine, the Hellblazer. In his first appearance ever, the Hellblazer sends the man-montser on a journey of self discovery that redefines the Swamp Thing forever as an Elemental with powers that are as awesome as the Earth itself.
SWAMP THING VOL. 5: EARTH TO EARTH
Returned from his sojourn to hell, Swamp Thing discovers 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 P.D.
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.
HELLBLAZER: ORIGINAL SINS
John Constantine is an unconcerned, somewhat amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's a hero, of sorts, who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery, and genuine magical skill. The ORIGINAL SINS collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John's early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.
SWAMP THING VOL. 4: A MURDER OF CROWS
This fourth volume in the saga of the Swamp Thing finds the man-monster interacting with Deadman, the Phantom Stranger, the Spectre, and the Demon as he continues on his journey of self-discovery. Traveling through the horrors of a haunted house, the improbabilities of the afterlife, the depths of hell and the heights of heaven, the Swamp Thing continues his evolution from a simple monster into a powerful elemental being with a potential to exceed the bonds of the Earth itself.
SWAMP THING VOL. 6: REUNION
The concluding trade paperback collecting Alan Moore's groundbreaking run on SWAMP THING, REUNION reprints issues #57-64 of this legendary VERTIGO foundation title.