"Everything Eats, Everything Dies!": Swamp Thing while hiding in the bayou's waters, contemplates about life, but eventually gets caught up in a fishing hook. As he emerges, the fisher turns out to be his friend Guillaume Flaubert who almost suffers a heart attack. After recovering, he decides t
Swamp Thing Giant (Volume 2) #2 is an issue of the series Swamp Thing Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of January, 2020. It was published on November 15, 2019.
Synopsis for "Everything Eats, Everything Dies!"
Swamp Thing while hiding in the bayou's waters, contemplates about life, but eventually gets caught up in a fishing hook. As he emerges, the fisher turns out to be his friend Guillaume Flaubert who almost suffers a heart attack. After recovering, he decides to head back and asks Alec to accompany him and his granddaughter Henriette for supper.
At his house, Guillaume apologizes for eating cobs in front of him, stating it must be horrifying for him. Alec however states that everything is meant to be eventually eaten by something. As his grandson Robert, a Sunderland guard, arrives, Alec tries to leave but is dissuaded by Guillaume who also tells his grandchildren to have a last laugh with him when he is about to die.
Swamp Thing recounts that he has been hunted over the past few days by Sunderland, who have engineered hybrid beasts to go after him. As a result, Alec took to hiding in order to evade them. During one night he hears Henriette in a boat calling out to him in the bayou and discovers that Guillaume has gone missing. As the two along with Robert try to find him, they soon come upon him.
Robert accidentally drives the boat forward which hits Guillaume, due to Henriette pushing him after being startled by his body. The two think they might have killed him but Alec states that he had already died some time before. Henriette and Robert laugh, explaining he would have wanted to die in a hilarious way. During Guillaume's funeral, Robert contacts his boss Sally and states that he can help her find Swamp Thing.
Appearing in "Everything Eats, Everything Dies!"
- Guillaume Flaubert (Only appearance; dies)
- Henriette Flaubert (Single appearance)
- Robert Flaubert (First appearance)
- Sunderland Corporation (Flashback and main story)
- Avery Sunderland (Flashback only)
- Rich (Flashback only)
- Sally Quaid (Flashback and main story)
- Ted (Flashback only)
- Fatima the voodoo priestess (Mentioned only)
- Terminus seeds (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Winter Quarters"
Gracie and her pa are out looking for Eldon Guillory after he had gone missing. After spotting a fifolet spirit, they decide to flee but Swamp Thing who was observing the scene decides to follow it. He comes upon a bunch of clowns kidnapping Eldon and pursues them until he reaches a locked circus gate. A voice from the speaker warns him away, but he breaks down the gate regardless.
Swamp Thing is soon attacked by an elephant while investigating, but it shatters apart after he breaks one of its tusks. He realizes it was a mummified elephant and while investigating further, is contacted again by the circus voice which apologizes for having Brutus, their mummified elephant, attack him, and freely allows him to enter their tents.
Swamp Thing after initially believing he had found Eldon, realizes he is a hall of mirrors which show him what is, was and could be. The voice states that they were once a successful circus but had to take in a witch practicing black magic, after their fortune started declining. The witch however died when the circus was travelling in-between towns and didn't stop to have her checked by a doctor. After her death, her son gifted them a replica of the circus but it was cursed.
The replica took the life force of its viewers and gave it to the circus members, which kept them alive, However, they kept getting older and their audience dwindled further, due to which they took to abducting people to feed off their life force. Now that Swamp Thing is here though, they no longer needed do that and made him view the replica. Eldon however smashed it causing the circus members to disintegrate. As the circus started to fall apart, he and Alec escaped with the help of fifolet.
Appearing in "The Winter Quarters"
- Eldon Guillory
- Fifolet spirit
- Three Penny Family Circus & Show members (Die)
- Brutus (mummified elephant) (Dies)
- Linda Holland (As an illusion only)
- Terrebonne Parish
- Terrebonne Parish
Synopsis for "A Walk Among The Tombstones!"
This story is reprinted from Swamp Thing (Volume 6) #2.
Appearing in "A Walk Among The Tombstones!"
- Lazlo Wormwood (Dies)
- Doyle (Dies)
- Frank Wormwood
- Grace Wormwood
- Matt Cable (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Poison Truth, Part Two"
This story is reprinted from The Hellblazer #2.
Appearing in "The Poison Truth, Part Two"
- Abby Arcane (Mentioned only)
- Albert Case
- Maggie T (Mentioned only)
- Norman Tebbit (Mentioned only)
- Nybbas (Mentioned only)
- Renee Chandler (Mentioned only)
- Ronnie and Reggie Kray (Mentioned only)
- Fortress of Solitude (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Fuseli's Nightmare"
This story is reprinted from Zatanna (Volume 2) #2.
Zatanna, Vixen and Black Canary fight an army of magically-transformed hyenas in New Orleans. The three heroines win the battle, and Zatanna transforms the hyenas back into their human forms. The Justice League sends local cops to help the victims while Black Canary invites the girls for a beer. Zatanna declines and returns home. She tries to get some sleep but her assistant Mikey causes a lot of noise while working with Zatanna's props. Zatanna tells Mikey to leave and he agrees. As Mikey leaves Zatanna's mansion, Fuseli comes out of the bushes and prepares a plan to enter Shadowcrest.
Aware of Shadowcrest's magic defenses, Fuseli decides to enter the mansion hopping through people's dreams. He also decides to have some fun, messing with people's dreams and making them live embarrassing situations.
Fuseli enters Zatanna's dream and chases her across her dreams, stabbing her in the arm with a knife.
Meanwhile, Dale Colton is at the police station, continuing his research on Brother Night. Dale asks his partner Artie about the Mount Diablo Thirteen, and Artie replies that Eldon Peck kidnapped thirteen children and slaughtered them in the mountain. When the police came to arrest him, Peck uttered one word and disappeared, turning the cops into stone.
Suddenly, Artie becomes frozen and Brother Night appears before Dale. After introducing himself, Brother Night announces his plan to take over all organized crime, both magic and mundane, across San Francisco. He is also aware of his association with Zatanna. He offers Dale a gift: a picture showing the corpses of three wanted criminals. If he joins him, more criminals will go down. Dale refuses, and Brother Night disappears, telling him to consider his offer, as his allies are vanishing.
Zatanna fights Fuseli, but Fuseli gets the upper hand. Suddenly, Zatanna gets a phone call from Dale, and she awakens. However, Fuseli also attacks her in the real world. To defeat him, Zatanna casts a spell that causes all sleepers to dream of Fuseli. As Fuseli leaves a lingering shadow in every nightmare he creates, Zatanna's spell is forcefully sending him to all of his nightmares, effectively tearing him apart. Fuseli admits defeat and begs for mercy, so Zatanna reverses the spell and seals Fuseli inside her hat.
She then calls Dale, who tells her what happened with Brother Night. He invites her a coffee to tomorrow to discuss recent events, and she accepts.
As Zatanna goes to sleep, Brother Night prepares his next move against her. He then manifests the spirit of John Zatara, and tells him that he will help destroy Zatanna as a way to repay the debt John owes Brother Night for saving his soul from oblivion.
Appearing in "Fuseli's Nightmare"
- Zatara (As a spirit)
- Amanda Fitzhugh (Single appearance)
- Barry (Single appearance)
- Swamp Thing Recommended Reading
- Swamp Thing (Volume 2)
- Hellblazer (Volume 1)
- Hellblazer: Bad Blood (Volume 1)
- Hellblazer: Lady Constantine (Volume 1)
- Hellblazer: Papa Midnite (Volume 1)
- Hellblazer Special: Chas (Volume 1)
- Zatanna Recommended Reading
- JLA: Zatanna's Search
- Justice League of America (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Zatanna Special #1
- Zatanna (Volume 1)
- Day of Judgment (Volume 1)
- Reign in Hell (Volume 1)
- Zatanna: Everyday Magic
- Seven Soldiers: Zatanna (Volume 1)
- Zatanna (Volume 2)
- Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell
- Mystik U (Volume 1)