Alexander 'Alec' Holland
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Alec Holland created a bio-restorative formula that he thought would feed the world. Agents from a Mr. E (Nathan Ellery) sabotage the project, kiling his wife Linda in the process. Alec himself is immolated, where he dives into the swamp and dies. There, his remains were used to form the template of the new version of the plant elemental Swamp Thing.
Attempts to self-medicate with the bio-restorative formula briefly brought Holland back in the place of Swamp Thing, but failure to self-medicate reversed the process.
Holland was really in Hell until Swamp Thing gave his body a proper burial, where he was able to join Linda in Paradise.
Later, when Swamp Thing went wild against humanity, Alec's corpse was resurrected to stop him.
First Appearance: Swamp Thing (1972) #1
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Black Orchid (1988)
Brightest Day (2010)
Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing (2011)
#1 Captain Atom (1987)
- 'The Search for Swamp Thing Chapter One'#2
- 'The Search for Swamp Thing Chapter Two'#3
- 'The Search for Swamp Thing Chapter Three'#3 (David Mack Variant)
- 'The Search for Swamp Thing Chapter Three'
#17 Challengers of the Unknown (1958)
- 'Battle Beyond the Green'
#82 DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
- 'The Lurker Below'#83
- 'Seven Doorways To Destiny'
Die großen Phantastic-Comics (1980)
#56 Rämeen olento (2010)
- 'Storm: Der menschliche Planet'#57
- 'Sumpfding: Ein Leben für die Ewigkeit'
#2 Subway Presents: Justice League (2011)
- 'Toinen kirja'#3
- 'Kolmas kirja'
Swamp Thing (1972)
#1 Swamp Thing (1985)
- 'Dark Genesis!'#2
- 'The Man Who Wanted Forever'#23
- 'Rebirth and Nightmare'#24
- 'The Earth Below'
Swamp Thing (1987)
Swamp Thing (2004)
#1 Swamp Thing - Das Ding aus den Sümpfen (1990)
- 'Bad Seed, Part One'#2
- 'Bad Seed, Part Two'#3
- 'Bad Seed, Part Three'#4
- 'Bad Seed, Part Four'#13
- 'A Measure of Faith, Chapter One'#15
- 'The Emotional Hostage'#16
- 'Where the Rushing Waters Go'#17
- 'While Sinking'#18
- 'Seeding Madness'#19
- 'The Holland Mind'
Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Omnibus (2017)
The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
HC vol. 01 Vertigo Essentials: Swamp Thing (2014)
- 'Book One'#1#13#16
- 'Stopover in a Place of Secret Truths'#17
- '...And Things That Go Bump in the Night'#21
- 'The Anatomy Lesson'#22
- 'The Burial'
#1 Vertigo: First Taste (2005)
- 'The Anatomy Lesson'
- 'Vertigo: First Taste'
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