"The Man Who Wanted Forever"
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Swamp Thing
Title: "The Man Who Wanted Forever"
Volume: 1
number: 2
Cover date: January, 1973
Cover price: .20
Publisher: DC Comics
Executive editor: Joe Orlando
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Bernie Wrightson
Inkers: Bernie Wrightson
Cover artists: Bernie Wrightson
Cover inker: Bernie Wrightson
Cover colorist: Bernie Wrightson; Glynis Wein
Colorists: Bernie Wrightson; Glynis Wein
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino
Editors: Joe Orlando
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"The Man Who Wanted Forever" is the story title to the second issue of the first Swamp Thing ongoing comic book series by DC Comics. The story was written by Len Wein with artwork by Bernie Wrightson, who also provided embellishment work for this issue. The cover art was penciled and inked by Wrightson and colored by Wrightson and Glynis Wein, who also colored the interior pages to this issue. The story was lettered by Gaspar Saladino and edited by Joe Orlando. This issue shipped with a January, 1973 cover date and carried a cover price of 20 cents per copy (US).

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Swamp Thing is captured by misshapen "Un-Men" and taken to their creator, Dr. Anton Arcane. Arcane offers the Swamp Thing the chance to become Alec Holland, at the cost of turning Arcane into a Swamp Thing himself.

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  • The cover artwork is job number J-1783. The interior story is job number J-1796.
  • First and only appearance to date of Mike - a colleague of Matthew Cable.
  • Swamp Thing #1 left the final fate of Maxwell Ferrett a bit ambiguous. The flashback scene from this issue shows the Swamp Thing dealing him a fatal blow across the head with his fist.

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