"The Dead Don't Sleep!": Swamp Thing is attacked by an alligator, an actuality that annoys him more than anything, as he is able to easily repair his vegetative hide. He subdues the alligator, choosing to let him live as a message to the other denizens of his swamp
Appearing in "The Dead Don't Sleep!"
- Swamp Thing (Flashback and main story)
- Lazlo Wormwood (Flashback and main story) (First appearance)
- Professor Crisp (Dies in flashback)
- Frank Wormwood (First appearance)
- Grace Wormwood (First appearance)
- The Green (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Dead Don't Sleep!"
Swamp Thing is attacked by an alligator, an actuality that annoys him more than anything, as he is able to easily repair his vegetative hide. He subdues the alligator, choosing to let him live as a message to the other denizens of his swamp. He is visited by Phantom Stranger, who scolds him for ignoring The Green. They are interrupted by a man struggling in quicksand. Stranger disappears and Swamp Thing rushes to save the man. It is then that the man and the female accompanying him are Frank and Grace Wormwood-and they have a story to tell the Swamp Thing.
They tell of their son, Lazlo, who studied the afterlife under the peculiar Professor Crisp. Crisp wanted to test a theory by momentarily killing a student only to bring them back to life. Lazlo volunteered for this experiment, which failed, leaving him entirely comatose. After his parents pulled the plug on him, they returned to his hospital room to find his body missing and Professor Crisp mutilated. They believe their son to be stalking the college campus and ask Swamp Thing for his help.
Swamp Thing finds the reanimated corspe of Lazlo Wormwood as he snaps the neck of two of his fellow students who bore witness to his murder. The two clash, with Swamp Thing rooting Lazlo's legs to the ground, but he breaks free, literally tearing Swamp Thing in half as he flees into the night.
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