Fans of the Walmart 100-Page Giant comics will be treated to an extra dose of fright this Halloween 2018, as DC’s line of successful anthology comics will now include a special horror-themed one-shot, Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special. This 100-page, $4.99 comic book includes an all-new story featuring the “Protector of the Green,” Swamp Thing.
“Hollow” is a 12-page story written by Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), with art by fan-favorite artist Greg Capullo (Dark Nights: Metal). Children can’t help but be curious about what lurks in the woods at the edge of town on Halloween night…and unfortunately for them, this group of trick-or-treaters has crossed paths with a mysterious witch who has her own tale to tell about where curiosity leads—directly into the path of the creature known only as Swamp Thing! Can they escape her clutches?
Or is there something much worse out there that they should really fear? For more information on Azzarello and Capullo’s approach to this new original story, check out their exclusive interview in the Washington Post.
This 100-Page Giant sells for $4.99 and includes several classic fright-filled stories from DC’s history, led by the iconic House of Secrets #92 from 1971, which features Swamp Thing’s very first appearance, written and drawn by co-creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. 1971’s “Night of the Reaper,” from Batman #237, features two more giants of superhero storytelling, writer Denny O’Neil and artist Neal Adams, telling a Halloween tale of revenge and the search for a Nazi war criminal.
2007’s DC Infinite Halloween Special also contributes to this issue, with stories featuring DC heroes Superman, Blue Devil and Enchantress, and Zatanna. The book also reprints a Batman tale from the 2008 DC Infinite Halloween Special, “The Ballad of Jonathan Crane,” as well as “Night Gods” from 2010’s The Brave and the Bold, starring Aquaman and the Demon.
The Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special is expected to arrive in participating Walmart stores throughout North America by Sunday, October 7.