"Rebirth and Nightmare": Commander John Zero, whose lost hand has been replaced by a sabre, takes the costumed identity of Sabre and is ordered by Councilman Red of the Colossus organization to capture Swamp Thing that they may wrest from him the secret of the bio-restorative formula. Meanwhile,

Swamp Thing #23 is an issue of the series Swamp Thing (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1976.

Appearing in "Rebirth and Nightmare"

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  • Edward Holland (First appearance)
  • Ruth Monroe (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Rebirth and Nightmare"

Commander John Zero, whose lost hand has been replaced by a sabre, takes the costumed identity of Sabre and is ordered by Councilman Red of the Colossus organization to capture Swamp Thing that they may wrest from him the secret of the bio-restorative formula. Meanwhile, Swamp Thing encounters Alec Holland's brother Edward and his girlfriend Ruth Monroe, and reveals to them his origin.



Notes

  • First appearance of John Zero as Sabre.
  • The origin of the Swamp Thing is recapped in this issue.
  • Alec Holland's humanity is restored in this issue. The details behind this event are contradicted in later stories, as Holland and the Swamp Thing are actually two physically separate entities.

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