DC's muck monster is making a comeback. During the Future State: Justice League Family panel at the virtual CCXP Worlds convention on Friday, DC announced that it will be launching a new Swamp Thing series in early 2021, reports Hollywood Reporter.
The new series will come from the creative team of Ram V (Justice League Dark, These Savage Shores) and Mike Perkins, and spin out of the two-issue Future State: Swamp Thing mini-series by the same creators launching in January; that series, part of the Future State publishing event, is set in a distant future where the Swamp Thing has to deal with an uprising against nature by the few humans left alive.
Swamp Thing, created in 1971 by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for House of Secrets No. 92, has been a mainstay of DC's line ever since; the 1980s Saga of the Swamp Thing series was the title that made Watchmen writer Alan Moore's reputation in the U.S., with creators such as Mark Millar, Brian K. Vaughan, and Scott Snyder handling the character in subsequent series. Most recently, the character has been appearing in the Justice League Dark series, written by Ram V.
The writer confirmed the news on Twitter, adding more information about the ongoing title's creative team; he and Perkins will be joined by Mike Spicer on colors and Aditya Bidikar on letters.
The new Swamp Thing series will begin in March next year.