Hey, remember Inside-Out Boy, Nickelodeon’s cute-yet-totally-horrifying commercial-break mascot, who swung a little bit too high on a swing set and somehow turned his body completely inside out, making him a walking mass of exposed tendons and pinkish organ meat? There’s a horrifying young child in the current run of Swamp Thing who seems almost like a gritty inverted reboot of Inside-Out Boy. In the opening pages of next week’s Swamp Thing #4, hospital escapee William walks into a diner and orders a vanilla milkshake. The ice cream man mishears him – William is covered in blood and wearing a breathing mask, so his confusion is understandable. Horrifying inside-out shenanigans ensue.
You can read the full issue when it hits stores Dec. 7. For now, check out EW’s full sneak peek here.