Okay, so it’s not Rorschach. But Tom King has been sharing more imagery from what Bleeding Cool discovered was his upcoming Swamp Thing Winter Special with Jason Fabok.
DC Comics has given confirmation to Entertainment Weekly. Here are all the pages so far, from EW and Twitter.
Working on a secret project with a secret writer….Here's a secret sneak peak! Lots of SNOW! pic.twitter.com/OpLMc1CSBk
— Jason Fabok (@JasonFabok) September 26, 2017
Sneak peek at a new (secret) thing. pic.twitter.com/1RNoBhF8la
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) September 26, 2017
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) October 11, 2017
As Bleeding Cool told you, the Swamp Thing Winter Special will contain Len Wein’s final Swamp Thing story with Kelley Jones, what would have been the beginning of a new Swamp Thing series by the pair to follow their 2016 mini-series, as well as a new Swamp Thing story by Tom King and Jason Fabok intended to be a tribute to the creators of Swamp Thing, Bernie Wrightson and Len Wein who both died this year.
“This is not a story about hope. This is a story about anxiety,” says King. “This is like when you go to the movies to see IT. You’re not going for the romance and the laughs and the friendship. You’re going to get close to the darkness so that when you come out you can smile at the light. So, that’s what I want them to get from it. I want them to be cold enough that when they put it down, their house feels warm and it feels like a relief.”
“I think that this story can be one of the best single issues I ever work on in my career. It’s something totally different than anything I’ve ever done before. The last couple of years, everything I’ve been drawing has been big superhero action, world-ending things, and heroes beating up villains, and this is the opposite. This is a psychological horror story,” says Fabok, who is currently halfway through drawing this 40-plus page story. “I’m drawing things I’ve never really drawn before — forests and mountain ranges. How do you draw in the snow and make it look interesting so it’s not just all white? How do you draw Swamp Thing? The way the story is written, I’m able to pull from eras of Swamp Thing and the different artists who have drawn him.”
Swamp Thing Winter Special will be published on January 31st.
Tom King and Jason Fabok pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project!
In this new, square-bound one-shot, Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain—with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing’s fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them.