Story sets up Redfield mission
The Resident Evil franchise continues its spread across various geek mediums. It makes its return to comic books this March when Wildstorm releases a prequel to the upcoming Resident Evil 5 game. I say “return” because, in the late ’90s, Wildstorm published “The Official Comic Magazine” which had a lifespan of five issues and served as an anthology series. There were actually some solid stories that expanded the RE universe; the magazine was sadly cut short just as it was hitting its stride. Later, Wildstorm published Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Resident Evil: Fire and Ice.
Wildstorm’s second go at the title is written by Rick Sanchez and features art by Kevin Sharpe and Jim Clark. This will be a six-part series that delves into what led Chris Redfield to Africa (as seen in the new game) and the dark burden that haunts him.
Resident Evil #1 hits stands March 11th.