EXCLUSIVE: House of Secrets #92 gets a facsimile edition in August…
On Wednesday, we broke the news that DC is launching a new line of facsimile editions — inexpensive reprints of classic comics, featuring their original ads and so forth.
The first one up? Batman #232 – the debut of Ra’s al Ghul. (Click here for all the details. You’ll dig it for sure.)
But right on the heels of that release will be House of Secrets #92 on Aug. 28 – featuring the premiere of Swamp Thing, by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
Here’s the official solicitation info, to be formally released by DC on Friday:
HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by LEN WEIN, JACK KIRBY, MARK EVANIER, VIRGIL NORTH and GERRY CONWAY
Art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON, BILL DRAUT, ALAN WEISS, TONY DeZUNIGA and DICK DILLIN
Cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON
DC’s original Swamp Thing made his unforgettable first appearance in this 1971 mystery comic, now reprinted in this new facsimile edition! Now’s your chance to experience writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson’s first take on DC’s most popular monster, along with several other scary tales.
ON SALE 08.28.19 | $3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC
I am a huge, huge fan of these types of reprints. It’s one thing to read a story in a trade edition and another thing to read a digital copy. Fine experiences, to be sure.
But there’s nothing like reading a classic comic in its original context, with the kitschy ads and entertaining letters columns surrounding the stories.
Not only that, facsimile editions are great for filling out runs if you can’t afford an original. And with the $3.99 price, you won’t lose your mind if you crease a page. (Genuine copies of Batman #232 and House of Secrets #92 will set you back a big ol’ stack.)
Anyway, it seems fitting that DC is launching these in August. Nothing like summer to bring back such cool, comics-reading memories.
— DC to Launch New Series of Reprints With BATMAN #232. Click here.
— BERNIE WRIGHTSON: An Appreciation, by KELLEY JONES. Click here.
May 16, 2019
That’s great. I remember going to the theatre to see Swamp Thing in the 80’s with Adrienne Barbeau. It will be an extra special treat to ser some of the original adds as well.
May 16, 2019
Swamp Thing is a very cool character in the DC Universe.
May 17, 2019
I have multiple reprints of Batman 232, but I think I’ll pick up this just to support the line. I think it might make a good gift for some friends who have are checking out some comics due to the spate of movies.
I’ll probably pick up the House of Secrets, too, even though I have the omnibus. I really want the line to succeed so DC will reprint some stuff I don’t already have.