Still stolen after all these years…


Swamp Thing Original Art: Still Stolen Property

It’s convention season!

And it’s time to remind folks before they hit the conventions that there’s still some stolen original art from the 1985 DC Comics Inc. office heist of Saga of the Swamp Thing original art that was never recovered.

This original painting—above, the cover art for Saga of the Swamp Thing #34—was stolen from the DC Comics, Inc. offices in 1985.

This page—page 23 (the final page) of Saga of the Swamp Thing #34, “The Rites of Spring” issue, is still stolen property.

We also never recovered the pinups John and I did for SOTST #32 and #33; I’ll post those images in the near future.

This art still belongs to John Totleben and Stephen Bissette—and if you have any information as to the whereabouts of this page (and that issue’s painted cover, which is also still stolen property), please email me immediately at

This is stolen property. It is not legally for sale, nor legally the property of anyone else to trade, exhibit, or sell. Please contact me if you know anything about where it is or who has it. If you are knowingly selling, buying, or trading this original art, you are engaged in a criminal act involving stolen original art.

It is still stolen property; if you possess it, or know of its whereabouts, please know this is stolen property belonging to Stephen R. Bissette and John Totleben, and it remains stolen property.

At this point, it would be the property of our children, some of whom are now adults.

They know. And we will be reminding the world of this regularly.

Contact us.

Heads up, and thanks!!!


Saga of the Swamp Thing © and TM DC Comics Inc./DC Entertainment Inc., all rights reserved.


Discussion (2) ¬

  1. Kumar Sivasubramanian

    I re-read issue 34 just last night after a gap of about 10 years, and was thinking how great it would be to own that last page and wondering who had it right now. Little did I realize that it had been stolen in 1985! What a tragedy!

  2. srbissette

    I’ll be posting images of the other stolen pieces, too, over the weekend. Please, share the info, link(s), etc. one and all.

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