Something strange has appeared down in the Louisiana swamplands — and as the trailer for DC’s The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid makes clear, that something strange has a name: Russell Weinwright. Yes, really.
The latest original graphic novel from DC Zoom, DC Comics’ publishing imprint for middle grade readers, is The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid, written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs (Snoop Troop). The story follows a teenager named Russell Weinwright (whose last name is a nod to Swamp Thing creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson) who seems like a typical eighth grader, doodling in his spiral notebook along with his friends Charlotte and Preston. Oh, and he also happens to be a plant-based individual, with foliage outgrowths and other odd tendencies. And he possesses a mysterious link to Swamp Thing, who lives the nearby Louisiana bayou.