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One of the DC Universe’s darkest characters, he quickly became one of its most interesting. He is the protector of the Green.

What’s on this Swamp Thing Reading Order?

Swamp Thing originated in the early years of DC Comics, and eventually became part of DC’s imprint, Vertigo. But his story has intersected with the larger DC Universe many times.

This timeline attempts to list all of the major stories involving Swamp Thing, both from the DC Universe and outside it. While it might not contain every single story with the character, it does look at the primary comics.

Where to Start?

You can start anywhere you like on this timeline. You can start with the classic stuff, or move on to the more recent comics. When you see the Volumes begin to start over with number 1, that’s often a good place to start.

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#SeriesBuyTitleTypeWritersReleased
374Bronze AgeBuySwamp Thing: Dark Genesis2002-12-01
375Bronze AgeBuyDC Comics Classics Library: Roots Of The Swamp Thing2009-06-02
426Bronze AgeBuySaga of the Swamp Thing: Book 12009-02-10
429Bronze AgeBuySaga of the Swamp Thing: Book 22009-12-01
435Bronze AgeBuySaga of the Swamp Thing: Book 32010-06-29
444Bronze AgeBuySaga of the Swamp Thing: Book 42013-07-16
464LegendsBuySaga of the Swamp Thing Vol. 52011-07-12
465LegendsBuySaga of the Swamp Thing Vol. 62011-11-15
466VertigoBuySwamp Thing: Regenesis2004-10-01
474VertigoBuySwamp Thing: Spontaneous Generation2006-03-24
475VertigoBuySwamp Thing: Infernal Triangles2006-12-22
526VertigoBuySwamp Thing: Roots1998-03-01
553VertigoBuySwamp Thing: Bad Seed2005-01-01
567VertigoBuySwamp Thing: Love in Vain2005-09-01
1391New 52 Vol. 1BuySwamp Thing Vol. 1: Raise Them Bones2012-08-28
1404New 52 Vol. 1BuyJustice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark2012-10-16
1458New 52 Vol. 2 - Zero MonthBuySwamp Thing Vol. 2: Family Tree, 2013-04-16
1498New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the FamilyBuyJustice League Dark Vol. 2: The Books of Magic, 2013-07-16
1500New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the FamilyBuyJustice League Dark Vol. 3: The Death of Magic, 2014-02-04
1515New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the FamilyBuySwamp Thing Vol. 3: Rotworld — The Green Kingdom, 2013-11-19
1542New 52 Vol. 4 - Trinity WarBuySwamp Thing Vol. 4: Seeder2014-06-10
1544New 52 Vol. 4 - Trinity WarBuySwamp Thing Vol. 5: The Killing Field2014-12-23
1556New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever EvilBuyJustice League Dark Vol. 4: Rebirth of Evil, 2014-08-26
1646New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuyJustice League Dark Vol. 5: Paradise Lost, 2015-03-03
1657New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuySwamp Thing Vol. 6: The Sureen, 2015-06-09
1660New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuySwamp Thing Vol. 7: Season’s End2016-02-02
1676New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuySwamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep2016-10-11
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