Swamp Thing (1982 series) #14-19 [SET] — Volume 03: The Man Who Would Not Die!

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Nathaniel Broder, an electronics genius who specializes in silicon technology, transforms his body into a mass of living crystal!

And then turns both Swamp Thing and the Phantom Stranger into crystal as well!

Later, Swamp Thing and his friends head for Washington, D.C. to uncover the roots of the conspiracy against them.

There Swamp Thing encounters Abby Cable, and learns of her marriage to the now-alcoholic Matt Cable.

Swamp Thing is then attacked by a powerful monster materialized from Matt’s mind!

And all of this just leads to the Return of...

Arcane!

Never Reprinted in Any Format.

 

 

Collecting issues #14-19. 

 

 

The Swamp Thing (1982 series) #14
By Dan Mishkin & Scott Hampton / Bo Hampton. 
"Crystal Visions, Shattered Dreams!"  The Empire Made of Sand pt 1 (of 2)
Nathaniel Broder, an electronics genius who specializes in silicon technology, transforms his body into a mass of living crystal, and then turns both Swamp Thing and the Phantom Stranger into crystal as well.
The Swamp Thing (1982 series) #15
By Dan Mishkin & Scott Hampton / Bo Hampton. 
"Empire Made of Sand"  The Empire Made of Sand pt 2 (of 2)
Swamp Thing’s regenerative powers restore his body to normal, and the Phantom Stranger reappears, mysteriously back to his old form. But both are stymied as to how to stop Nathaniel Broder from gaining power over all computer information in his new, silicon-crystal state.
The Swamp Thing (1982 series) #16
By Martin Pasko & Steve Bissette / John Totleben. 
"Stopover in a Place of Secret Truths"
Swamp Thing and his friends head for Washington, D.C. to uncover the roots of the conspiracy against them. On the way they come to a small secluded town inhabited by a man with a chest full of Soul Masks, one of which appears to transform Swamp Thing back to Alec Holland.
The Swamp Thing (1982 series) #17
By Martin Pasko & Steve Bissette / John Totleben. 
"And Things That Go Bump in the Night"
Swamp Thing encounters Abby Cable, learns of her marriage to the now-alcoholic Matt Cable, and is attacked by a powerful monster materialized from Matt’s mind. Harry Kay, having wandered off, gets stuck in a bear trap and is retrieved by the occupant of a strange insect-ship-- Anton Arcane.
The Swamp Thing (1982 series) #18
By Martin Pasko & Steve Bissette / John Totleben.
"The Man Who Would Not Die!"  Arcane Returns pt 1 (of 2)
While Swamp Thing, Matt, and Abby are overwhelmed by the monsters from Matt’s brain, Arcane tells the captive Harry Kay the story of his last encounter with Swamp Thing. Then he tells his Un-Men to prepare Kay for the “metamorphosis.”
The Swamp Thing (1982 series) #19
By Martin Pasko & Steve Bissette / John Totleben. 
"And the Meek Shall Inherit"  Arcane Returns pt 2 (of 2)
Matt Cable wills away his mind-monsters and reveals how DDI electroshock treatments administered by Dennis Barclay to make him reveal what he knew of the biorestorative formula rendered him incapable of being an agent. Then Anton Arcane, who has been rebuilt by his Un-Men with an insect body, captures Swamp Thing and Abby!