By: Javier ReyesMar 31, 2023, 1:30 PM
Fans of Resident Evil have been clamoring for years to have the fourth installment of the series remade for modern consoles. Here we are in 2023, the Resident Evil 4 Remake is finally out and it’s just as amazing as everyone had imagined. Seeing Leon and Ashley fight through hordes of infected villagers in crisp 4K quality feels like something dreams are made of. But as incredible and timeless as their story is in the world of gaming, many of the same thrills and chills can be experienced in the world of comics! So if you’re a big fan of Resident Evil 4, here’s a list of horror graphic novels and Webtoons you need to check out:
Image: Dark Horse Comics
Created by the legendary comic book creator Eric Powell, “The Goon” is a pulpy romp that blends horror, comedy, and noir into a single, ass-kicking package. The titular Goon is a muscle-bound enforcer with a heart of gold who fights his way through a grimy city teeming with zombies and all other kinds of supernatural baddies. Alongside his smart-mouthed buddy, Franky, the Goon fearlessly mows down the undead hordes controlled by the Zombie Priest. Packed with witty one-liners that would make Leon from Resident Evil 4 proud, “The Goon” offers a deliciously campy adventure filled with blood and laughter.
Image: Image Comics
By this point, it’s impossible to list horror graphic novels without having a spot for Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead.” The work that he created together with phenomenal artists Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard is nothing short of legendary. “The Walking Dead” is a genre-defying graphic novel that perfectly captures the beauty and insanity of humanity when pushed to the brink because of a zombie apocalypse. It’s essential reading for anyone who loves Resident Evil and other zombie stories.
Image: Marvel Comics
Imagine a world where Earth's mightiest heroes—Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and more—succumb to a horrifying virus and turn into a horde of ravenous zombies. Robert Kirkman took this wild idea and created an alternate Marvel Universe unlike anything before. What other horror graphic novels are you going to read that has Magneto being eaten by zombified Avengers? Not many, I assume. But more than being a gruesomely violent take on the Marvel Universe, Zombies is filled with dark humor as the undead heroes are devilishly self-aware of how messed up their world is. To this day, Marvel Zombies is a beloved story for fans because of its twisted and hilarious nature.
28 Days Later
Image: BOOM! Studios
Based on the critically acclaimed film by Danny Boyle, “28 Days Later” takes place directly after the events of the original film. The story follows Selena as she fights for survival in a Britain that’s continuing its downward spiral caused by the ever-spreading Rage Virus. This is a horror graphic novel that perfectly captures the heart-pounding pace the original film is beloved for, with its zombies that are fast and malicious. While the zombies move at a different speed from the ones from Resident Evil, fans of the game will love this for the exhilarating action it delivers.
Image: IDW Publishing
Set in Barrow, Alaska, a town that’s so far up north that the sun does not rise for an entire month during winter. That makes it the perfect time and place for vampires to flock and feed to their undead hearts’ content. “30 Days of Night” follows Sheriff Eben Olemaun as he fights to survive and protect his town from the ravenous invaders. Resident Evil fans will love this horror graphic novel for its spine-chilling suspense and intense violence. There’s no escape when the night is endless. The only choice is to survive.
Sweet Home is the story of Hyun Cha, a reclusive hero who moves into a new apartment after tragically losing his family in a vehicular accident. But to his surprise, this home is a gateway to a living nightmare! Hyun’s world descends into chaos as humans transform into grotesque monsters driven by their darkest desires. With nowhere else to go, Hyun fights to protect himself and his neighbors from the otherworldly beasts. This Webtoon’s stunning artwork and gripping narrative will have you at the edge of your seat as the mystery of the strange world slowly unravels with each episode.
All of Us Are Dead
This thrilling horror Webtoon by Joo Dong-Geun puts an undead twist on high school drama. "All of Us Are Dead" follows the story of a band of students who must survive a zombie outbreak that erupts from their school. Forget about schoolwork. These tenacious students fight tooth and nail for every small moment of survival. With zombies and bullies breathing down their necks, these kids have no choice but to work together if they want to make it out of their school alive. The secluded setting feels very reminiscent of how the classic Resident Evil games were presented.
Rot & Ruin
Adapted from Jonathan Maberry’s bestselling novel of the same name, “Rot & Ruin” is a webtoon about Benny Imura, a young boy struggling to find his place in a world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse. After reluctantly joining up with his brother Tom, Benny quickly discovers horrors about the world that are worse than the zombies themselves. For a horror webtoon that’s as bone-chilling as this, “Rot & Ruin” offers an uplifting coming-of-age story that will have you binging through every episode.
"DEAD Days" is a riveting South Korean Webtoon about a group of unlikely survivors teaming up to battle against an undead horde of bloodthirsty zombies and survive together in their perilous new existence. The horror webtoon shares the elements that make Resident Evil 4 great, with moments of heart-stopping terror, adrenaline-fueled action, and raw human emotion when pushed to the brink.
When an apocalyptic event unleashes gargantuan, flesh-eating insects upon the unsuspecting world, Lee fights for his life to reunite with his family in this pulse-pounding Webtoon by the incredible Kyusam Kim. Lee’s unyielding resilience is put to the test as he navigates through a living hellscape filled with monstrous creatures and desperate survivors. Much like the Plagas in Resident Evil 4, the insect infestation in “Hive” offers a unique spin on a zombie outbreak.TAGGED: Resident Evil, Marvel, Webtoon
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