"Gods of The Abyss": Swamp Thing has become a tourism attraction while waging his war against Sunderland Corporation. One of the guards during an interview states that he knocked him out and burnt a Sunderland Foods farm. Sally Quaid is worried about the growing number of tourists and wants to c
Appearing in "Gods of The Abyss"
- Guillaume Flaubert (Mentioned only)
- General Pierce
- Terminus seeds (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Gods of The Abyss"
Swamp Thing has become a tourism attraction while waging his war against Sunderland Corporation. One of the guards during an interview states that he knocked him out and burnt a Sunderland Foods farm. Sally Quaid is worried about the growing number of tourists and wants to capture Swamp Thing before others, sending Robert Flaubert to search for him. Phil meanwhile suggests spreading disinformation claiming he's unreal, which she approves.
Robert's team reaches Swamp Thing's hiding spot, but is easily subdued, though he spares them on account of Robert's dead grandfather Guillaume being a friend of Alec. He however warns him not to return, declaring that he's done hiding. Alec then goes to the Sunderland corporate headquarters and warns Sally to back off before destroying the building as a warning.
Robert goes to find Swamp Thing alone after being told by Sally to give him whatever he wants in return for ceasing his attacks, bur instead ends up being killed. Enraged, Alec destroys the mansion of Avery Sunderland, the CEO of Sunderland Corporation, but more dead bodies later turn up in the bayou and he suspects that Sunderland is trying to frame him for the murders.
Avery meanwhile is granted the government's assistance in taking Swamp Thing down, with General Pierce being sent in to deal with him. Alec on the other hand discovers that the people behind the murders are actually part of a cult which worships him as a god and killed the people as part of a sacrificial offering. The man leading them is Phil and they request to serve him.
Appearing in "The Courser"
- Aliyah Wallis
- Fifolet spirit
- Ammon the Immortal (Flashback and main story)
- Justin (Dies)
- Linda Holland (Mentioned only)
- Olorun (Mentioned only)
- Oya, the guardian of the dead (Mentioned only)
- Le Coursier (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "The Courser"
Professor Aliyah Wallis' fiancée Justin tells her to evacuate due to the incoming hurricane Oya, however she remains adamant about tethering a buoy yo the anchor of the slave ship "Le Coursier", likely the most intact shipwreck of that era, otherwise it will become irrecoverable once Oya hits the coastline. She however tells him to take her students back to the bus, stating she only needs twenty minutes and the storm will take some time hitting the coastline as she can still see the navigation buoy's light.
Swamp Thing has come to witness the storm as his powerlessness in front of it reminds him of his humanity. Emerging in front of Aliyah, he asks her to reconsider staying there and states the light she saw is actually from a fifolet which guides him to people who need help. Aliya however states that she can't leave until she tethers Le Coursier's anchor and in return he has it lifted out of the water for her to tag. The two however suddenly hear gunshots from the dig site where Justin and her students were at. They spot the expedition's funder Ammon having the students executed and it reminds him why he doesn't want to be like humans.
Swamp Thing attacks Ammon's goons but is subdued by his magic. It turns out that Ammon requires human victims to replenish his power and after having Justin executed, raises Le Coursier from the waters while revealing that he's its only surviving passenger. Swamp Thing requests Ammon that he free the others in exchange for giving him back whatever the ship took, but Ammon states he's not the first one to claim so and it never brought him any peace. Stating that he was once a powerful and immortal magician due to whom the Oyo empire flourished, Ammon reveals that he was drugged and sold to the French as a slave by a jealous king.
Ammon performed a dark magic to free himself by offering the lives of all other slaves aboard Le Coursier as sacrifice, however he started hearing the clanging of the ship's chains, something that never left him. After learning about the hurricane Oya, he believed it to be an omen and decided to find the ship in order to destroy its chains. Finding himself unable to destroy the chains with his own strength, he prepares to kill Aliyah, but is tossed into the sea by Swamp Thing who has the seaweed use the ship's chains to hurl him. Swamp Thing then tells Aliyah to follow the fifolet to safety, but the storm gave him what he wanted - a short reminder of his humanity, but one too long to bear as he carries Justin's corpse.
Appearing in "Fateful Reunion!"
- Lazlo Wormwood (Appears only as a corpse)
- Abby (Mentioned only)
- Enchantress (June Moone) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Felix Faust (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Houma Police Department
- Sheriff Darcy Fox
- Arlo, a Deputy
- Mister E (First appearance) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Hand of Fatima
Synopsis for "Fateful Reunion!"
This story is reprinted from Swamp Thing (Volume 6) #3.
Appearing in "The Poison Truth, Part Three"
- Abby Arcane (Mentioned only)
- Albert Case (Dies)
- Mickey-Boy (First appearance)
- Squirrel (First appearance)
- White Boy (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Poison Truth, Part Three"
This story is reprinted from The Hellblazer #3.
Appearing in "Night on Devil Mountain"
- Zatara (As a spirit)
Synopsis for "Night on Devil Mountain"
This story is reprinted from Zatanna (Volume 2) #3.
After a night of fighting Fuseli and an afternoon of having lunch with Dale Colton, Zatanna barely manages to arrive to the theater before her show begins. As she enters the backstage, she is attacked by effigies of her friends. After a short battle, Zatanna defeats them, but not before getting some info on where Brother Night took her friends: Mount Diablo.
At Mount Diablo, Brother Night prepares to sacrifice Zatanna's crew in a ritual, but suddenly, Zatanna appears. Zatanna quickly defeats Brother Night's henchmen, and traps Brother Night in a wall of rocks. Rescuing her people, Zatanna tells them to go back to the show while she deals with Brother Night. She also dresses Mikey like herself so that no one notices her absence.
Brother Night frees himself from the rocks and resumes the battle, summoning the spirit of Zatanna's father. He explains that he watched the conflict in Hell and when Zatanna tried to destroy John's soul to spare him from more pain and agony, he reached out and saved his spirit at the last minute. Now, he possess complete control over John.
Zatanna pulls Fuseli out of her hat and promises to free him in exchange of him releasing her father from Brother Night's control. He agrees and enters John's mind, awakening him. Zatanna and John are reunited and Brother Night is incapacitated. Zatanna agrees to release Fuseli on the condition that he never haunts her dreams again. John also bids farewell to his daughter, but promises to be at her side when she needs him.
Brother Night tries to escape but Zatanna stops him and performs a spell that forces Brother Night to renounces his power and the lords of Hell, releasing the souls of everyone he has killed.
Zatanna hands the powerless Eldon Peck to the police and Dale closes the Brother Night case. Although Peck is physically immobile, his soul is perpetually tortured in Hell for breaking his bargain.
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