It begins rather classically: An explosion in the laboratory of biologist Alec Holland turns the scientist into a terrifying swamp monster. That’s the plot of The Swamp Thing. As a result, the creature tries to become human again. But when, in the early 1980s, writer Alan Moore takes over the series, the Swamp Thing discovers that it contains no human core at all, but is a purely vegetable creature: the Avatar of the Green, who can materialize in any blade of grass and represents the interests of the plant world. In this way, the comic series Swamp Thing, which has since been continued by Nancy A.Collins and Ram V., among others, reflects themes of equality and difference, the ecology and non-human agency.