DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing‘ is going to tackle one of the most iconic story arcs from the character as they’ll be adapting “The Anatomy Lesson” for the Season 1. While this is great news for fans and potential viewers, it likely means Alan Moore (who penned the story arc) is rolling in his grave at the thought of it. I know Moore isn’t dead, but with his theatrics, it wouldn’t surprise me if he did sleep in a coffin. The creator has notoriously loathed any adaptations of his work and prior to saying that he was done with comics, shared that adults who enjoy superhero movies, and likely television shows by extension, are “emotionally subnormal.”
“The Anatomy Lesson” was an issue which was released in 1984 by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and Len Wein and is generally viewed as one of the best stories about ‘Swamp Thing’ which have ever been written. In it, we see Swamp Thing being investigated by Jason Woodrue who ends up seeing exactly what the creature’s relationship is with Alec Holland.
Rumors have had the villain of the series being Anton Arcane, or General Sutherland, and Sutherland’s appearance in this specific issue could confirm who we’ll end up seeing as the antagonist in the show.
Casting has yet to be announced for the series though the latest rumor does have Len Wiseman directing the pilot episode.
Are you looking forward to DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing’? Do you feel that “The Anatomy Lesson” is the perfect way to introduce new and old fans to the character? Share your thoughts below!
The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns
to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly
swamp-borne virus. There, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec
Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces
descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for
their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets,
both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be
dead after all.