In These Blue Depths Lie Hell: This story bounces between the year 1528 and the "modern day" of 1992. In the former, a group of explorers are seeking a spiritual treasure, and in the latter another group is seeking material treasure. Shared blood and shared sins lead the two to coalesce in some sort of nexus point where they are forced to do battle with the Cenobite Hunger. Another okay story, but nothing to write home about; although there are a few pretty cool scenes, like where Hunger stretches a woman's mouth out to epic proportions, and he looks especially devious crouching over the body of another unconscious female.
Death, Where Is Thy Sting?: Another sea faring period piece here, opening up with the diary entry of Phillip Johnson, whose son Robert accidentally opened up a puzzle box and unleashed the Cenobite Fulgar. In order to spare his children from Fulgar's grasp, Phillip strikes a bargain for he and his wife to be taken in their stead. Fulgar was to return for them shortly, but they did not wait as they promised. Instead the Johnsons jumped ass on a ship and hightailed it across the ocean. Flash forward to the modern day, where Vera Wyshack of the Harrowers stumbles across the wife of Daniel Johnson, an ancestor of Phillip who has just recently disappeared after solving the puzzle box. Using her goddess-given boomerang, Vera slices through reality and takes the two of them into a cozy little corner of Hell where Daniel and all of his ancestors are waiting to be rescued and reborn. Despite my high hopes for the Harrowers, this was actually a pretty bad story. Cenobite bees, and a demon beekeeper with a neck like a giraffe? Come on, now.