Cover Accuracy: Poor. Alec hasn’t even become The Swamp Thing yet!
After five pages of a boy who is allergic to chlorophyll story set-up where he lives in a bubble and is beset by a boy with a fork and tumors, we get back to Abigail Arcane. Now unlike Green Lantern, she didn’t say she was disintegrating and that the disintegration was complete or anything. She just said she was going to watch Alec Holland die. The scene continues thusly:
Abigail: “Do something or you’re going to die.” [That’s a little bit different!]
Abigail: “I said do something now!
Alec: “Do what? I don’t understand—”
Abigail: “If you’re who you say you are…”
Abigail: “If you’re Alec Holland, the real one… prove it now. Or I’ll unload this in your chest on the count of three.” [This is a Shotgun.]
Of course she wasn’t just about to watch him die. It was sort of a threat to gain as much power as she could over a guy she wasn’t sure was the guy she thought he was. But the conversation would only ever be approached this way if you knew a cliffhanger was coming and you had to make an audience believe the story was headed somewhere it was never intending to head. Stupid comic books.