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Swamp thing. Twin branches / written by Maggie Stiefvater ; illustrated by Morgan Beem ; colors by Jeremy Lawson ; letters by Ariana Maher.

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- (author.). Beem, Morgan, (illustrator.). Lawson, Jeremy (Cartoonist), (colourist.). Maher, Ariana, (letterer.).
Series: Swamp thing

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y G STI (Text) 33500013323886 New Checked out 02/05/2021
Hawley Public Library Y G STI (Text) 33500013323894 New Checked out 02/03/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781401293239
  • ISBN: 1401293239
  • Physical Description: 199 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Swamp Thing created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson."
"DC graphic novels for young adults"--Back cover.
Summary, etc.:
"Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but the two are inseparable. For their last summer before college, Alec and Walker leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined. While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, Alec recedes into a summer-school laboratory, slowly losing himself to a deep, dark experiment. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 15+ DC Comics.
Grades 10-12 DC Comics.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    Walker and Alec Holland are identical twins, but they're different down to their roots: gregarious Walker is the life of the party, and though he tries to include his brother, Alec has never quite understood how to communicate with other people, preferring to experiment with plants. As the brothers spend their last summer before college in Virginia with their cousins, Alec goes deeper into his laboratory, and his plants begin to have strange effects on his body and his diabetes. At the same time, he meets a girl whose own experiments are deeply tied to the history of the town. Both Stiefvater's narrative, which flashes back and forth in time and is overlaid with Alec's philosophical recordings on plant life and death, and Beem's moody artwork, which uses split panels to great effect, play with ideas of duology and symbiosis. A moody green color palette, interrupted only by the otherworldly purple of Alec's plants or occasional dangerous burst of color, adds eerie atmosphere. It's a pensive, ambitious endeavor that will linger long with thoughtful teens.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Fans have flocked to Stiefvater's high-concept YA series (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, The Raven Cycle). Her first graphic novel serves up everything they love. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York times bestselling author of The Raven Cycle, the Shiver trilogy, and other novels for young and adult readers. She is also an artist, an auto enthusiast, and a bagpiper. She lives on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, two children, and an assortment of fainting goats.

Morgan Beem is a freelance artist and member of the Jam House collective located in Denver, Colorado. Her work is predominantly in comics and illustration. She has worked on such properties as Adventure Time, Planet of the Apes, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is the co-creator of the comic The Family Trade, alongside writers Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan, from Image Comics.

Subject: Swamp Thing (Fictitious character) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Twin brothers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Science > Experiments > Comic books, strips, etc.
Memory > Comic books, strips, etc.
Science > Experiments > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Coming of Age.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Science fiction.
Graphic novels.
Superhero comics.

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