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Waterworld: Children of Leviathan (Part 2) Waterworld
"Children of Leviathan" Part 2
Waterworld: Children of Leviathan #2
Acclaim Comics
Writers: Chris Golden & Tom Sniegoski
Penciler: Kevin Kobasic
Inker: Barbara Kaalberg
Colors: Atomic Paintbrush
Letters: Kenn Bell & GraphicPlanet
Cover: Lou Harrison
September 1997

The Children of Leviathan invade the subsurface civilization.

 

Didja Know?

 

Waterworld: Children of Leviathan was a 4-issue comic book mini-series published by Acclaim Comics in 1997. The title of the series refers to the sea serpent called Leviathan in Jewish mythology, including the Hebrew Bible. 

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Carlos Torrez

Mariner

Dr. Madeleine Noah

Foundation police

Leviathan

Daiman (dies in this issue)

Alannah

Laurence

Foundation President

Quint

Foundation inhabitants

Children of Leviathan

 

Didja Notice?

 

On page 1, to the left of the inker credit for Barbara Kaalberg, there is a stray "B" floating over the trimaran! Looks like it is probably an extra B left loose during the arrangement of Barbara's name in the credits.

 

Carlos explains to the Mariner that he is from an underwater civilization of human survivors called the Foundation. It is located in the submerged ruins of Washington D.C.

 

On page 2, the book that records the history of the Foundation's work has a drawing of a figure looking similar to the Gill-man from the Creature From the Black Lagoon movies.

 

The Mariner is able to talk underwater.

 

The Foundation police wear what appear to be old football helmets!

 

On page 9, Leviathan threatens to use a spikefish on Alannah, saying the venom from its quills will rot and decay her flesh upon contact. While spikefish are real world creatures, they do not have such venom. The fish seen here may be another evolutionary or genetically engineered aberration.

 

On page 17 the Mariner seems to confirm he has no actual name.

 

The Children of Leviathan have painted slogans on the side of their captured submersible vessel. "The end of all creatures of flesh" is from the Bible's Book of Genesis 6:13 as seen painted on the front of the vessel. On another side is painted "Learn to swim."

 

On page 25, a Foundation police officer wears old political buttons with slogans IKE and DOLE 96. IKE refers to Dwight D. Eisenhower, known as Ike, 34th president of the United States. DOLE 96 refers to the 1996 presidential campaign of Bob Dole, who failed to unseat the 42nd U.S. president, Bill Clinton.

 

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