Resident Evil Fire and Ice 2 NM Wildstorm Ted Adams Kris Oprisko 1st print


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Resident Evil Fire and Ice (2000) #2

Published Feb 2001 by Wildstorm
Full color, 32 pages

The S.T.A.R.S. Charlie Team splits into two sections to investigate two different possible Umbrella labs ? one team going to the frozen Alaskan wastes where they are confronted by mutated Arctic beasts, the other to Mexico during the Day of the Dead celebration, where the line between dead and undead has never been so hard to determine.

Rosa Cardenas
Raquel Fields
Patrick Brady
Quan Williamson
Jesse Alcorn
Mr. Venk

Rosa Cardenas, the Second Team leader in the current mission, leads her team to Alaska to investigate an Umbrella facility. Meanwhile, Team One (under Falcon) will go to Mexico. Second Team is seen riding on snowmobiles, expecting a few hours of riding ahead of them, with expectations of heavy weather.

Rosa orders Quan to head back to a plateau they passed earlier to set up their third evac zone, in case the weather due to arrive any minute will prevent the completion of the mission. Quan complains that “Chuckles” (Patrick Brady) hasn’t been assigned anything; Rosa responds that Quan has been ordered to set up the zone because he is the vehicle specialist. Patrick is then given instructions to assist her in setting up a bivouac once they find a sheltered valley and then radio Quan the coordinates. Quan sets off to the plateau, warned that the team does not know what could be out there – three humanoid animals of various species (the most visible being a wolf) watch the team from a cave.

Meanwhile, the First Team is moving in to Mexico during what appears to be the Día de Muertos festival (November 1–2), soon understandings that the festival goers in make-up are also zombies, and have already started encircling the S.T.A.R.S. team. Raquel heads off the set up explosives, since the three don’t have enough ammunition to take out the whole town. On her own in a store, Raquel uncovers her arm to find that the infection has led to her growing a spike several inches long. She takes a kitchen knife and cuts it off.

Back in Alaska, Rosa and Patrick have left their snowmobiles to set up the camp. Rosa is concerned that she sent Quan off too late and he’ll be stuck in the storm. Patrick points out that Quan obviously has a crush on her, and would do what he can to get back. Rosa mumbles that she wishes it was Patrick that felt that way, instead. Patrick spies a large, flying beast heading towards them, and the two run back to their snowmobiles where they left their firearms. Five humanoid animals appear before them – a wolf; a bear; a walrus; a penguin (despite being in the Northern Hemisphere) and an orca whale.

In Mexico, Raquel has set the explosives. Jesse notices Raquel bleeding after she has covered her arm. Jesse is told to set off the explosives once Falcon arrives, but he sets them off once Falcon is in sight. He gets to them, narrowly escaping the explosions. Raquel barks at Jesse, who defends himself on the count that the zombies are dead and Falcon is safe. Raquel brings up that she noticed something strange in one of the buildings she was in, and the three set off to investigate it. Investigating a painting of a temple, Falcon notices (note that it shows a doorway that is also a wall – evidence that the inside of this building has been bricked-up) that runes have been written onto the picture in place of a signature. Remembering the S.T.A.R.S. report from the Mansion Incident, in which Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine discovered that Umbrella had used runes as part of code-based puzzles. He reads it as “NFEKT”, and searches for the answer in his head. Raquel, meanwhile, states the obvious – just look for the bricked-up arch and the Umbrella facility should be there. The three drive to the temple to investigate.

Back in Alaska, Quan finishes off setting up the helicopter evac site. While doing so he talks to himself about how only Rosa is colder than the weather. An avalanche is set off in a nearby mountainside while Rosa radios in, asking for help, but he does not hear it. The penguin flies above the monsters, ready to attack. Rosa makes a one-liner in response to this “Don’t you know penguins can’t fly?” (a more accurate one-liner, given that some species can, would be to point out that there are no penguins in Alaska). Patrick congratulates Rosa for taking out the penguin, and subsequently handicaps the bear by shooting through one of its ancles. With no time to reload, Patrick pistol-whips the Orca whale in the face, knocking it down (“Say goodbye, fishbreath!”). Suddenly having ammunition, he shoots it in the head (“That she blows”). The walrus and wolf have now encircled Rosa and are moving in. The former uses its long arms (mutated flippers, evidently) to disarm Rosa. With both ready to slash at her, it is suddenly revealed that the wolf has attacked the walrus, fighting over who gets to kill Rosa. Rosa runs to get her weapon back right as the wolf punches her in the head, sending her flying into the cliff-edge, striking her face. Running to save Rosa, the penguin is revealed to have survived, and grabs Patrick’s left foot with its beak as he runs past. Patrick falls over and smashes his head against a rock. With both team members down, the surviving creatures – the wolf; the bear and the penguin – are shot with darts by Mr. Venk, previously involved in the incident at Pine Grove Academy several years prior along with his boss, Klaus. An Umbrella crew cleans up the site, taking the unconscious mutants and S.T.A.R.S. members with them. The boss suspects Rosa and Patrick to be affiliated with S.T.A.R.S.

Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard,[a] is a Japanese horror video game series and media franchise created by Capcom. It consists of survival horror, third-person shooter, and first-person shooter games. The franchise has expanded into a live-action film series, animated films, television series, comic books, novels, audio dramas, and other media and merchandise.

In 2021, a reboot film was made, titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.

Despite all the installments receiving generally negative reviews from critics, the Resident Evil film series has grossed over $1.2 billion. At various points throughout the 2010s, the series was the highest-grossing film series based on a video game, the highest-grossing zombie film series, and the highest-grossing horror film series although it has since been surpassed in all of these categories.The series does hold the record for the most live-action film adaptations of a video game.

Constantin Film was in development of a Resident Evil animated series in 2005, intended as a spin-off of Resident Evil: Apocalypse which would continue Alice and Jill’s adventures in the event Sony turned down work on a third film. When Resident Evil: Extinction was greenlit, this project was abandoned. A second attempt at a TV series arose in 2014; owing to a deterioration in Constantin’s relationship with Sony Pictures over the cancellation of Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes and Sony Pictures Television’s disinterest in the Shadowhunters series, Constantin began shopping around for alternate financiers with the intention it begin production following the release eof Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Work renewed on the television show project in late 2018 following the cancellation of Shadowhunters, with Constantin approaching Netflix to finance the film, with production outsourced to Moonlighting Film, their South Africa partner on The Final Chapter. The series was formally announced in 2020, having been greenlit as an eight episode series with each episode one hour in length. Andrew Dabb was hired as Showrunner alongside a number of other Netflix projects. Due to delays brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, production was delayed eight months and took place from February-July 2021.

The story makes heavy use of flashbacks, set in both 2022 and 2036. The 2022 plotline involve 14-year-old half-twins Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City. They come to realize that their father may be concealing dark secrets, both that could destroy the world and reveal their true origins. The 2036 plotline takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, where Umbrella’s T-virus has spread across the world, mutating wildlife and six billion human victims, called “Zeroes”, leaving behind a mere 15 million uninfected refugees. It follows Jade, now thirty, in her efforts to survive in this world. The series is scheduled to premiere on July 14, 2022.

A CG anime series, subtitled Infinite Darkness, starring Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, was released on July 8, 2021 on Netflix.

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