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Trivia / Swamp Thing Volume 2 - Issue 21: "The Anatomy Lesson"

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  • Recycled Script: Moore used his revised origin of the Swamp Thing as the basis for that of Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen. In both cases, a normal human being is obliterated in a lab; his consciousness survives, and attempts to reconstruct the body he remembers, ending up with a Not Quite Human semblance thereof, but with the unexpected bonus of Nigh-Invulnerability and Physical God status.
  • Referenced by...: In Hellblazer #193, the Swamp Thing recovers quickly from an attempted decapitation via shotgun by the possessed Chas, and says he's been informed that "you can't kill a vegetable by shooting it through the head," referencing Woodrue's Wham Line.

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