"I Have Seen the Splintered Timbers of a Hundred Shattered Hulls"
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Swamp Thing
Title: "I Have Seen the Splintered Timbers of a Hundred Shattered Hulls"
Volume: 2
number: 7
Cover date: November, 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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"I Have Seen the Splintered Timbers of a Hundred Shattered Hulls" is the title to the seventh 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 "The Haunting of Amanda Dove", and is written by Mike W. Barr with artwork by Fred Carrillo, colors by Adrienne Roy and lettering by John Costanza. Both stories were edited by Len Wein. This issue shipped with a November, 1982 cover date and carries a cover price of 60 cents per copy (US).

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

This issue begins at midnight on board the SS Haven at the moment of unmasking at the masquerade ball (from the previous issue) and it is discovered that many of the party goers are one-eyed monsters. The monsters begin to attack and the Sunderland Corporation Executive Committee escape on a hydrofoil. Before escaping with the rest of the Executive Committee, Harry Kay gives Dennis Barclay a gun and tells the other executives that Barclay and Liz Tremayne were killed, protecting them from being hunted by the Sunderland Corporation any longer. Barclay and Tremayne make their way to to ship's sick bay to analyze the monsters' blood.

While this is happening, Swamp Thing discovers a large sea monster in the depths of the ship. By telepathic means, it explains to him that it arrived on Earth as a microscopic organism on a spaceship that landed in the ocean and mutated when it came into contact with an experimental strain of herpes virus (a Sunderland Corporation cargo ship sank with the virus on board). The alien now continues to spread it's virus by infecting humans and destroying passing ships in an attempt to rebuild it's own spaceship to go home. The monster then tries to infect the Swamp Thing but his blood seems to cause the monster massive pain and he manages to escape. Swamp Thing then decides to makes his way to the medical bay to try to treat himself.

Meanwhile, somewhere in the Everglades, Milton (who is pursuing Karen Clancy) is knocked unconscious by Karen who has significantly improved psychic abilities. It is alluded that Karen is now going through some change and has some mission in which she believes Paul Feldner and Swamp Thing play a role.

Back on the SS Haven, Barclay creates a bomb that has a serum of Swamp Thing's blood. The Swamp Thing then dives to the ocean depths and destroys the monster in a huge underwater explosion. Barclay and Tremayne escape on a life boat and Swamp Thing finds himself on the shore of a strange island that apparently has living dinosaurs.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

Supporting characters[edit | edit source]

  • Dennis Barclay
  • Casey Clancy
  • Paul Feldner
  • Liz Tremayne
  • Harry Kay
  • Milton Grossman

Antagonists[edit | edit source]

Other characters[edit | edit source]

  • None

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Dominican Republic
    • Puerto Plata

Items[edit | edit source]

  • None

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

  • The Haven cruise ship

"The Haunting of Amanda Dove"[edit | edit source]

The Phantom Stranger, after saving a woman from killing herself in remorse over her fiance's death, bargains with a mysterious Voice to be allowed to show the woman her past lives.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

Supporting characters[edit | edit source]

  • Amanda Dove
  • The Presence

Antagonists[edit | edit source]

  • None

Other characters[edit | edit source]

  • Marcus (In flashback only)

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • None

Items[edit | edit source]

  • None

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

  • None

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This issue is job number C-118.

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