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Dead/Alive, Issue 1
Nick Stakal
Ted McKeever (cover)
IDW Publishing
Release date

Dead/Alive, Issue 1 is the first issue is IDW Publishing's five-part Dead/Alive miniseries. Dead/Alive is the final installment in author Scott Ciencin's tale, which began with Dying Inside. The miniseries concludes the tale of Christabella LaRoache's struggle for power in the fog-draped town of Silent Hill.


The comic opens with Christabella narrating about Silent Hill. She then wakes up in a room with Troy Abernathy, and the two drive away in his car.

Meanwhile, Connie Mills is working at a health care clinic in the small town of Ashton, Vermont. She encounters an old lady, who begins to gossip with her about actor Kenneth Carter, of whom she used to be in a relationship with. As Connie tries to get her off the subject, the clinic starts to fade into the Otherworld. She is then grabbed behind by a monster and disappears.

Back in Silent Hill, Christabella complains about the paradise Lauryn turned Silent Hill into. She wakes up later that night to find the darkness of Silent Hill returning with Troy unconscious, much to her delight. However, she is unable to get to Lauryn due to her Lauryn's door being chained up in a similar manner to Henry Townshend's room in Silent Hill 4. She then encounters some demons and calls out to them to break down Lauryn's door. They instead bite her, and Christabella comes to the horrific realization that she is alive.

In Hollywood, Kenneth is in his bedroom with his new girlfriend, Jessica Aldrich, and greets his dog, Bear, as he enters. Kenneth then gets a call from a private investigator, whom he has hired to find his unknown parents. The investigator instead informs him of Connie's disappearance, and Kenneth is noticeably worried. Jessica rants about how he only cares about Connie, and promptly turns into a demon.

The comic cuts back to Christabella, who is being attacked by the monsters, as she runs into an antique store for safety and is confronted by a mysterious force who threatens to dispose of her for opposing the Order. She proposes a deal.

Back in Hollywood, Kenneth is seen washing his face in a mirror, trying to convince himself that what he saw was just an illusion. He sees his eyes start to bleed, but realizes it is only in the mirror. The room starts to transform into the Otherworld, and seeing another monster, Kenneth breaks the mirror and slits its head off with a glass dagger. The paintings on his wall turn into strange portals, and Bear is seen jumping through one of them. A strange woman, who states her name is Lenora, appears before him and informs him of the new part he has to play. Lenora summons the Twin Victim, and they take him to Silent Hill.

In the town, Kenneth tells himself he needs to find Connie, and encounters Christabella, who pleads for his help. He agrees and she embraces him, smiling mischievously as her eye starts to bleed.


Characters are listed in order of appearance.

IDW Publishing comics
Dying Inside 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Among the Damned One-shot issue
Paint It Black One-shot issue
The Grinning Man One-shot issue
Hunger Released on UMD
Dead/Alive 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Sinner's Reward 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Past Life 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Anne's Story 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Masahiro Ito comics
Cage of Cradle Released in Japan only
Double Under Dusk Released in Japan only
White Hunter Released in Japan only
v · e · d
Kenneth Carter - Christabella LaRoache - Connie Mills - Whately - Ike Isaacs - Dahlia - Jessica Aldrich - Robert Tower - Bones Reynolds - Lenora - Troy Abernathy - Bear
Nurse - Samael - Scraper - Twin Victim - Pyramid Head
Ashton - Silent Hill
Brand of Samael - Fog World - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - The Order - Keris Dagger - Book of Power
Scott Ciencin - Nick Stakal - IDW Publishing

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