Swamp Thing #1 : In Lieu of Flowers
Writer : Brian K. Vaughan
Artist : Richard Petersen
Mary has a good life. She lives in Suburban America with a dothing mother and father
and has a close circle of friends which includes a boyfriend she loves. In her own mind she
come a long way since coming out of her coma, a coma which ensured that she could remember nothing
which happened during the first fifteen years of her life. Apart from her near fanatic interest in plant
life she's just your average school kid.
Mary's final day of school ends on an odd note, when after losing a fencing match she suffers a strange illusion
of a trench coat wearing Englishman who informs her that "fighting dirty is the most beautiful way to win
When Mary catches her boyfriend kissing her best friend on the night of the prom, she undergoes
a startling transformation into Tefe, the daughter of the Swamp Thing. Enraged, Tefe dispatches the
pair in a brutal manner before creating a similarcum of Mary and slitting it's throat.
When the police find the three dead school children the following morning, they put their deaths down to some kind
of suicide pact. After Mary's funeral, Abby Holland shows up on the doorstep of Mary's "parents".
Quote Of The Month :"My name is Tefe", Tefe Holland reborn.
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