Anton Arcane, Swamp Thing's oldest and deadliest adversary, returns in this special oversized 20th anniversary issue. Having escaped from Hell, Arcane seeks vengeance on Swamp Thing and Abby by possessing their daughter Tef_ and reviving several people from Swamp Thing's past--including the Bogeyman, Dennis Barclay, Father Tocsin and Matt Cable. Swamp Thing must battle his own daughter...to save her life!
The earth trembles beneath the tread of Thunder Petal, Warrior God of the Dancing Daisies. While Swamp Thing battles his wayward daughter's flower creature, Dr. Polygon attempts to breathe life into the frozen corpse of General Sunderland, and Abby makes a fateful decision.
Swamp Thing attempts to get to Amsterdam in search of Linda Holland, but hot on his trail are several shadowy elemental figures. Also in pursuit is a hunter of big game and monsters named Nelson Strong, a man who has trained his whole life for a confrontation with the Swamp Thing.
'River Run' begins as Swamp Thing enters the first in a series of fictional worlds created by the mysterious Anna. Transported to a gothic horror version of New Orleans, he encounters Harry Moon, a hard-bitten private eye whose beat includes chasing down vampires, monsters and Earth Elementals.
A year has passed since the Swamp Thing was last seen, and the U.S. government sends Jason Woodrue, the man who discovered Swamp Thing's true nature, to navigate the now-unearthly landscape of the Louisiana bayou in search of the Earth Elemental. But Swamp Thing may be as altered as his environment and John Constantine and the Phantom Stranger have their own plans for dealing with what he's become.
The only man who can stop the Swamp Thing's deadly plans is a determined John Constantine-who must relive the horrors of his past while preparing for his final confrontation with the Earth Elemental. But Abby faces an even tougher task when her daughter, Tef_, returns.