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"Snipe Hunt": framing sequence


Quote1 With a speed I have never known before, I move the fetid bulk that is my body across the span of feet -- and the claw that is my hand closes upon Damian's wrist -- crushing it... Quote2
-- Swamp Thing



Appearing in "Snipe Hunt"

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Synopsis for "Snipe Hunt"

framing sequence

Appearing in "Swamp Thing"

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  • Linda Olsen Ridge

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  • Damian Ridge

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Synopsis for "Swamp Thing"

Sometime in the last century, Alex Olsen and Damien Ridge had been best friends. However, they both vied for the affections of a woman named Linda. Linda eventually married Alex and Damien had to endure his heartache in the form of the supportive friend. But his desire for Linda overrode the bonds of friendship and he conspired to eliminate Alex. He sabotaged the equipment in Alex's lab causing an explosion that killed him. Keeping the knowledge hidden from Linda, Damien buried Alex's body in the swamp.

Damien eventually married the widow Olsen and they lived together in an old Victorian plantation house. But Linda never recovered from Alex's death. As months passed, Damien began to suspect that Linda might soon learn the truth, so he prepared to kill her. But Alex had been resurrected as a swamp thing and broke into the house and killed Damien. Linda fled from the creature in horror, never realizing that the beast who saved her was her beloved Alex.

Appearing in "It's Better to Give"

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Appearing in "Trick or Treat"

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Trivia

  • The character of the Swamp Thing is inspired by an old Hillman Comics character known as the Heap. The Heap became a recurring supporting character when Eclipse Comics optioned the rights to continue the Airboy series of comics originally published by Hillman in 1945.
  • Marvel Comics created their own muck-monster cut from the same cloth as the Swamp Thing. Their character was a scientist named Ted Sallis whose attempts to create a super-soldier serum accidentally transformed him into the Man-Thing.



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