AKA: ALEC HOLLAND
Scientist Holland gets splashed with a �bio-restorative formula� when baddies attack his Louisiana swampland laboratory, and is transmuted into a big monster - who has a certain similarity with earlier comics creatures the Heap and Man-Thing. The first run of the comic featured marvellously grotesque Wrightson art, but it wasn�t until writer Alan Moore took up the book � which was relaunched to tie in with the Wes Craven film � that ST really became a major player, even if he had to play straight man to Moore�s John Constantine. It turns out that ST isn�t a transformed human, but animated swamp with the consciousness of the late Holland. He has had a long-term relationship with a human woman, which some have criticised as perverted or icky.
FIRST APPEARED IN SWAMP THING # 1 (1972) � OR HOUSE OF SECRETS # 92 (1971), IF YOU WANT TO BE REALLY PEDANTIC
CREATED BY LEN WEIN AND BERNIE WRIGHTSON