- I just... I just flashed on this stuff... this fruit. It's like some kinda cosmic litmus paper, right? You eat it, an' it tells you whether you're a bad person or a good person.
Synopsis for "Windfall"
Chester Williams, a naturalist and occasional drug dealer, retrieves one of the tubers which Swamp Thing had grown on his body, and dropped to the ground.
He divides the tuber into three parts. One part goes to his friend's dying wife Sandy, who eats it and psychedelically becomes one with the world before dying of cancer. She marvels at the intricate beauty of life and the universe, and is able to let go of her fear of dying. The second part goes to an uncouth drug abuser, who relives the horrors of Swamp Thing's life and dies when he is hit by a truck. Believing the plant to be "some kinda cosmic litmus paper" capable of revealing a person's morality, Chester reluctantly decides against trying the third portion himself.
Appearing in "Windfall"
- Chester Williams (First appearance)
- Swamp Thing (Cameo)
- Milo Flynn (Dies)
- Sandy (Dies)
- Felix the cat
- This issue is reprinted in Swamp Thing: A Murder of Crows and Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book Four.
- Swamp Thing appears only on the first page of this story.