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arbre_rieur ([personal profile] arbre_rieur) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-09-07 10:05 pm

Dr. Holland's Opus

Four pages from SWAMP THING 1...

At the start of the issue, we find Alec Holland working as a construction worker, trying his hardest to ignore his past. Occasionally, the Green makes mild attempts to reach out to him, but he ignores it. One day, Superman shows up to check in on him.

"...right now, I just don't want to be found."

One night, he wakes up in his motel room to find himself being stalked by stalks.

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[personal profile] tacitoz 2011-09-08 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
Plants may be violent but they don't have nervecells so it's to believe they cannot feel pain :-D
But yes, nature is cruel, why wouldn't it?
oh god this is so pretty..I might actually start to read this (even though I don't know anything about the Swamp Thing)

[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2011-09-08 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
Depends on your definition of "pain". Some plants are capable of reacting to harmful stimuli (eg. producing certain chemicals when under attack by insects)
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[personal profile] tacitoz 2011-09-08 10:07 am (UTC)(link)
Well pain is something you as a vertebrate experience solely in your brain. If someone cuts off your leg and your nervecells there aren't functioning, you won't feel it. Of course you'll bleed, but you wouldn't know it's been cut off if you're not looking.
With plants it's mostly automatic responses (or simply things breaking off, like with urticaceae)
Of course pain is an automatic response as well. It really depends on the definition, yeah :)
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[personal profile] lultam 2011-09-08 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I never read Swamp Thing before this issue and I really enjoyed it