Moore, Bissette, and Alcala start a two part tale of voodoo and hauntings in Swamp Thing 41 (Oct 85).
There is a very cinematic quality to the opening of the tale,as the "camera" moves through the ruins of a plantation, and we hear the voices of the angry slave owner, who has caught his wife with one of the slaves. He brings the man down to the cellar to flay him alive.
The chapters of the story are all accorded dates from what I imagine is a voodoo calendar of rituals and celebrations. Abby has taken work as an extra. The plantation is being used as the set for a new night time soap opera, one set back during the slavery era. She points out that the descendants of the slaves who worked there are now being paid to pretend to be slaves. While that is sort of charmingly ironic, it also sets the pattern of blending the past and present. We meet the harried director of the tv show, and the three stars. The one playing the plantation owner seems nice, though everyone calls him a liberal jerk. The woman is a royal bitch, and overtly racist, while the actor playing the main slave has a history of drug abuse, and is lucky to be cast. The tensions mount between them all right from the start.
When they begin rehearsals, the actors find themselves moving and speaking as the people from the past, calling each other by those names, rather than the ones in the script.
As the tale progresses, the possessions become stronger, permeating the lives and actions of the actors.
Abby is noticing a lot of strange things, and many of the extras seem to be acting oddly. One calls Abby "mistress," and is spreading salt in patterns, though she doesn't seem to know why.
Abby tells Swamp Thing about all the weirdness. Considering Constantine had informed them that Louisiana would be the next site of the strange events taking place, Abby thinks Swamp Thing should go to check things out at the plantation. Abby tries to get out of going, saying that Swamp Thing will consider it too dangerous for her, but he doesn't quite pick up what she is putting down, and tells her that he wouldn't dismiss her that way, and brings her along.
As they arrive bonfires are being lit by the slave-extras. The actor playing the plantation owner finds the actress and the black actor having sex. The conversation from the opening of the comic comes back, as the one man has the other dragged into the cellar, and prepares to flay him.