"Sins on the Water"
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Swamp Thing
Title: "Sins on the Water"
Volume: 2
number: 6
Cover date: October, 1982
Cover price: .60
Publisher: DC Comics
Credits
Executive editor: Joe Orlando
Writers: Martin Pasko
Pencilers: Tom Yeates
Inkers: Tom Yeates
Cover artists: Tom Yeates
Cover inker: Tom Yeates
Colorists: Tatjana Wood
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Len Wein
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"Your power is great, Death. Yet there are greater powers still. Do not force me to invoke them to free her."
The Phantom Stranger

"Sins on the Water" is the title to the sixth issue of the second Swamp Thing ongoing comic book series by DC Comics. It is the first of two stories presented in this issue. It was written by Martin Pasko with artwork by Tom Yeates. It was colored by Tatjana Wood and lettered by John Costanza. The second vignette is a six-page story featuring the Phantom Stranger titled "...Till Death Do us Join...", and is written by Mike W. Barr with artwork by Dan Spiegle, colors by Adrienne Roy and lettering by Carrie McCarthy. Both stories were edited by Len Wein. This issue shipped with an October, 1982 cover date and carries a cover price of 60 cents per copy (US).

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Dennis Barclay visits Mrs. Clancy in the hospital. He is astonished to discover that Mrs. Clancy is begging for her own daughter's demise. Other physicians enter the room and realize that Dennis is not actually a doctor. He races out of the hospital where Liz and the Swamp Thing are waiting in a Volkswagen van. They speed off before hospital personnel can discover who they really are.

They continue down the road until they encounter a roadblock, forcing them to stop. The roadblock is a façade however, and the officers are really there to abduct Liz. Dennis and the Swamp Thing attempt to save her, but Harry Kay arrives in an attack helicopter and opens fire on them. During the excitement, the imposter police officers make off with Liz.

Dennis and the Swamp Thing determine that the kidnappers are bringing Liz to The Haven, a luxury cruise ship owned by General Avery Sunderland. They travel to Florida, where they arrange to stow away aboard Sunderland's ship.

Sunderland meanwhile, has Liz drugged and brought on board. He dresses her in a harem girl's outfit, with plans of taking advantage of her.

Dennis and the Swamp Thing split up to broaden the search for Liz. While Dennis manages to locate her in a stateroom, the Swamp Thing encounters a strange creature with large tentacles. The creature's barbed flesh bites into the Swamp Thing's arm, but recoils when Swampy's sap appears to burn him.

Dennis snaps Liz out of her delirium, but convinces her to pretend to act as if she is still drugged. They sneak downstairs where Sunderland is hosting a costume party. At the stroke of midnight, the party guests begin to remove their masks, revealing faces that are non-human.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

Supporting characters[edit | edit source]

  • Casey Clancy
  • Dennis Barclay
  • Lizabeth Tremayne

Antagonists[edit | edit source]

Other characters[edit | edit source]

  • Maitland (A bodyguard)
  • Milton
  • Mrs. Clancy
  • Paul Feldner
  • Phil (A sailor) (Only appearance; dies)
  • Sam (A sailor)
  • Tim Halloran (A yeoman)

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Races[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Casey Clancy's locket

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

  • Liz's Volkswagen van
  • Helicopter
  • The Haven cruise ship

"...Till Death Do us Join..."[edit | edit source]

A woman named Margaret Brennan dies from unforeseen circumstances. The Phantom Stranger follows her spirit to the realm of Death. Confronting Death, he demands that he release his hold over Margaret, as it is not yet her time to die. Margaret however, embraces her own demise, citing that she is in love with Death. Moments later, a young boy named Bobby Jones enters Death's domain. He is sad and scared, but Margaret gives him comfort before uniting him with the soul of his late father.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

Supporting characters[edit | edit source]

  • Margaret Brennan

Antagonists[edit | edit source]

  • Death

Other characters[edit | edit source]

  • Bobby Jones
  • Charlie
  • Mister Jones
  • Mister Weems

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • None

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • The Afterworld

Items[edit | edit source]

  • None

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This issue is job number J-8365.

Recommended Reading[edit | edit source]

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