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-monster 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.
The third collection of the second Swamp Thing comic book series, which, in 1985, shortened its title from Saga of the Swamp Thing to simply Swamp Thing. All reprinted material was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Stephen Bissette and Jon Totleben with the exception of two issues. Alfredo Alcala filled in for Totleben on issue #41. Ron Randall joined Totleben on inking duties for issue #42. As mentioned above, the collection includes the first appearance of John Constantine, who got his own long running comic book series called Hellblazer. The character first appeared in Saga of the Swamp Thing #37.
The collection’s cover by Simon Bisley was originally used for the cover of Swamp Thing #102 from 2000.