EVERY MONDAY – WHETHER YOU NEED IT OR NOT – I POST COOL, ABSURD, AND/OR AWESOME PANELS FROM COMIC BOOKS I READ AS A KID. THIS IS

MEMORY MONDAY

Memory Monday – The Sound of the Hammers

I loved this Swamp Thing story for so many reasons. I think it just tickled all of my writerly pleasure zones — the juxtaposition and transposition of hammers and guns, with the resonant “Bang. Bang. Bang.”; the repetition of imagery; the Winchester House itself (which I didn’t know was real when I read the story, but have since visited); the nice moments of unreality strewn throughout; and of the course the very EC Comics horror ending, wrapped up in a poetically just nutshell.

Good stuff, as Swampy drives the ghosts out of the Winchester House…

 

Swamp Thing

 

 

(From Swamp Thing #45, February 1986. Story by Alan Moore. Art by Stan Woch and Alfredo Alcala.)

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