Dead Space (comics)

Dead Space  is a 2008 comic book prequel to the game  Dead Space: Extraction  and to the movie  Dead Space: Downfall  . The  Dead Space  video game continues where the film ended. It is published by Image Comics and is written by Antony Johnston ,  [1]  Who aussi wrote the game’s dialogue with art by Ben Templesmith . An animated version of the comic was available to download via Xbox Live, PSN and various game review sites such as Gametrailers.com in summer 2008. The animated version is also available as a bonus material in  Dead Space: Extraction  .

Backstory

In the distant future, earth’s solar system. Two-hundred years ago, a man named Michael Altman discovered an artifact of unknown origin (known as “The Black Marker”) – Unitology – that supposedly taught the truth about human existence. Altman was later killed, allegedly by the government, in an attempt to silence the truth – however, the veracity of this account has yet to be confirmed. In present time, a new Marker has been discovered among the colonists. The comics start off with Neumann making a video of what happens in the comic, but the comic drifts away from Neumann’s point of view and Neumann is not present at.  [2]

Introduction (Issue Zero)

This issue is only available as an animated comic and is not available in print.

Sergeant Abraham Neumann and Detective Vera Cortez, operatives from Planetside Security (P-SEC), are investigating a local disturbance at Apartment 23 Row D4 B Block, inhabited by a surveyor named Lisa and her husband Tom who works at the morgue. Neumann attempts to open the door and discovers the pad is inactive. He contacts Marla at P-SEC who unlocks the door from her end. Neumann and Cortez enter the room, which “stinks” according to Cortez, and find blood stains on the wall and floor. Neumann notes that this incident would be the 32nd assault in the past week. Cortez finds Lisa ‘s mangled body, which to her shock – moves. She calls Marla to request a trauma team. Without warning, Lisa’s writhing and growling coral impales Cortez in the shoulder, while Neumann fires his weapon and calls for backup. After being thrown to the ground, Neumann finds a tazer which he then uses to shock Lisa. As operatives Jones and McCabe arrive, Lisa’s morphed body jumps through the wall. Neumann notes that it might be a long day.

Issue One

Chapter One begins with a very bloody Sergeant Abraham Neumann from P-SEC making a security log, with blood on the walls all around him. He says that if a planetside survivor finds the security log, they are doomed, and should not bother to escape. He warns that if he finds the log, they are the order of the colony be nuked , so “humanity does not suffer the same fate.”

Back at P-SEC, five weeks ago, Marla is invited on a date by Neumann when she sees a video feed from Jen Barrow’s dig team showing an unknown, double helix-shaped structure covered with red symbols. Marla patches the P-SEC lounge where Sergeant Neumann, his partner Detective Vera Cortez and their commander are watching in awe and confusion. Cortez contacts Barrow and asks if the structure is what she thinks it is. Barrow simply replies that it depends on “how fucked up [her] thoughts are”.

Some time later, Neumann and Cortez go for lunch at Lounge Area Three. A group of people are talking about the find. One of the miners is upset that excavation is a piece of rock, but it’s a piece of rock, but Unitarian believes it is a “Marker” and the next step in human evolution; a new life beyond death. A scuffle breaks out between the two miners when the latter’s faith is insulted. Neumann and Cortez intervenes, and it is revealed that Neumann is not a background of Unitology, while Cortez is a Unitologist herself. The Neumann is unable to contact Marla.

Meanwhile, at the office of Dr. Tom Sciarello, asking for help. Sciarello Believes the outcome is Depression Caused by the miners HAVING Their chance is lost glory Because of the  Ishimura  , undermine the purpose insists That Is not the outcome. Unconvinced, the doctor prescribes some sedatives to help the miner sleep. After the miner leaves, the doctor’s nurse Katie notes this to be the 20th case of insomnia in three days, and the doctor agrees that something strange is going on.

Later, at Union Square, VTM Engineer 1st Class and Unitologist Deacon Abbot is preaching to a small crowd of fellow believers, mentioning that it has been 200 years since the discovery of the “First Marker” by Michael Altman, and that the discovery of this unknown structure confirms the truth of Unitology. Cortez and Neumann are also present for the gathering – much to the dismay of Cortez, Neumann speaks up against the discovery of the Marker, stating that the first one is black while the new one is red. Abbott and Neumann discuss the validity of Unitology, and Cortez sides with her fellow believers.

At the Marker, Natalia Deshinov is one of the world’s leading companies. Natalia, though not a Unitologist, does think the Structure is an awesome find. She notes that Hanford Colony Manager Carthusia wants it looked after.

Meanwhile, an assault is taking place at Surgery 1 West Sector 9 Level 5. Neumann and Cortez respond to the call. Nurse Katie hiding behind a desk at the insomniac miner from before is holding Dr. Tom Sciarello at gunpoint with a laser cutter, raving about what he sees at night while he can not sleep. Neumann tries to make the cutter down, but instead he fires it wildly around. Cortez shoots him in the shoulder and tackles him to the ground while Neumann tends to the doctor. As he regains his senses, he notices with horror that Katie has been cut in half across the torso.

Some time before, Carthusia is in his office talking to Captain Matthias of the  Ishimura  via video call, who has just received unspecified orders from an authority higher than the government. Carthusia, a third-generation Unitologist, realizes this reference to the church of Unitology. Matthius assigns Carthusia the task of protecting the Marker at all costs until the  Ishimura  arrives. Carthusia is pleased to hear the structure is confirmed as a marker.

Lastly, Deacon Abbot and a few fellow believers take a look at the Marker for themselves. Against his comrades’ wishes, Abbot defiantly touches the Marker, and has a vision of his deceased mother, who implores him to ”  them  ” take ”  it.  ” When he comes to his senses, he thinks he has caught a glimpse of the ”  other side.  ”

Issue Two

Dr. Tom Sciarello is at a press conference at Union Square, the death of Katie, his nurse and assistant of five years. He mentions that he would be willing to trade it back for hers. As he says this, Katie appears as an apparition and tells Tom that he has more important things to do, that he’s “gotta stop them.” In shock, Tom breaks down and is escorted off the podium.

Some time later that morning, Sergeant Abraham Neumann of P-SEC visits Detective Vera Cortez at home, Apartment 35, Row 7-A. She has developed insomnia and been late for shifts for the past 3 days. She’s been taking sedatives, and, just like other miners have arrested, that does not always work. When Neumann makes a joke about Cortez’s faith, she throws him out of her apartment.

Meanwhile, Colony Manager Hanford Carthusia reproaches Deacon Abbot about his unauthorized visit to the Marker from his office via video call, claiming it’s “major archaeological find” and that its status as a Marker is “still to be determined”. He adds that if Abbot goes to the Marker again, he will be deported back to Earth. A cardinal is not a cardinal, but he does not want them to “stop believing”, just for them to stay away from the marker. Just as Carthusia ends the call, Dr. Sciarello arrives to see him. Dr. Sciarello urges Carthusia to make the insomnia problem their “top priority” and points out that the problem started ever since the Marker was found. He requests that he be allowed to examine it, but Carthusia refuses and asks the Doctor to leave, Katie’s body is. Sciarello claims it’s in the morgue, but when he asks Carthusia why he asked, the latter drives him away.

At Dig Site GL-426, Natalia Deshinov once again shows her astonishment at the find to her partner Jerry. Deacon Abbot arrives with a group of people demanding to get closer to the Marker. Natalia politely rebuffs them, but then Abbot tells her about the “vision” he had, claiming it means the Marker is “the real deal”. He then politely asks to let in, which Natalia accepts, but Jerry still refuses, citing the fact that Abbot was singled out by Carthusia. Abbot finally backs down, claiming the group will stay behind the security cordon to pray.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sciarello and Sergeant Neumann are en route to the dig site. Sciarello thanks the Sergeant for helping him, and the latter claims it’s because he also has suspicions about “the rock”. Sciarello is glad to “hear someone NOT call it the Marker” and the Sergeant once again voices his disdain about Unitology. When Sciarello asks about Cortez, Neumann claims it has the same insomnia as the other miners and had a falling out. However, when asked if it was “because of her faith”, Neumann replies “No. Because she’s an idiot.”

Sciarello and Neumann arrives at the dig site. Neumann, see the Marker for the first time, is astonished. Neumann spots Cortez with the Abbot’s group, despite thinking she was sick in her apartment. Cortez replies that Abbot told her to go to the dig site instead that she feels better already. Once again, Cortez and Neumann get into an argument about her beliefs, with Neumann claiming he “lost [his] wife to [their] fucked up cult.” Neumann then attempts to bring back to the colony for a psychiatric evaluation before Abbot stops and Natalia ‘s security group orders Neumann to leave the “disturbing the prayer group”. Neumann asks Sciarello what just happened, but the Doctor merely states he doesn ‘

On the return trip, Sciarello finds it’s not surprising anything unusual, despite scanning for every possible kind of reading: “As far as science is concerned, it’s just a rock.” Neumann states he worked with Cortez in three colonies and that “just was not her.” He claims that the Marker is the cause of all this and Schiarello states “this can not go on.”

Back at P-SEC, Marla shows Neumann an unauthorized vid-log of the Marker. She comments on the glowing symbols, noticing some are repeated, “like some sort of code or language” and have similarities to advanced mathematics. Neumann laughs off these theories pointing out the Unitologists have tried to decipher the first Marker for centuries to no avail. Marla says maybe “a fresh perspective is all it needs.”

At the same time, Carthusia is in his office talking to a security guard (and fellow Unitologist), wishing to know who made that vid-log. He orders the guard and his team to relieve Natalia’s team from guarding the Marker and arrest them if they refuse.

The guard and his team then arrive at the dig site, telling Natalia that they are all bounded by the fact that Carthusia’s suspicion is that the video was made by one of them. Natalia rebuffs all these accusations then suddenly draws a plasma cutter and kills the guard. When Jerry tries to calm Natalia down, she says she “will not let them hurt her” and even if they kill her “[He’d] see her again.” This ends up distracting Natalia long enough for one of the other guards to knock her unconscious.

Later on, Neumann and its Commander are urging Carthusia to have the colony evacuated. Carthusia replies this is unacceptable, due to the mining operation already having cost several billions of dollars only to be abandoned 3 weeks before planet death due to the death of a few miners. Carthusia adds that in 4 days, the Marker will be lifted into the colony then turned over to the  Ishimura  when it arrives. Neumann is outraged at the thought of the Marker being brought into the colony, only for Carthusia to end the call. When Neumann asks the Commander what to do, he is simply replies “Brace ourselves.” .

Issue Three

Sgt. Abraham Neumann comments to Dr. Tom Sciarello how “half the colony is walking around like it’s the end of the world.” Sciarello recalls his vision of Katie’s ghost: he claims that he is a hallucination, if he was a spiritual man, he’d be praying right now. Neumann is a group of blue-collar miners who can get “so worked up over a rock”, but Sciarello points out it’s the same thing as doing a chalice or a scroll. He adds that Hanford Carthusia to Natalia Deshinov and plans to question her.

Meanwhile, Deacon Abbott addresses an enormous crowd of Unitologists in a vehicle maintenance bay. He claims that “everyone has a theory” about the Marker’s purpose and origins that Unit has the truth: that the Marker is “talking” to them. He cites the growing depression among the miners since the Marker is proof of this: the Marker is “preparing” them, making them have thoughts of death and the “realization” that material life is unimportant.

Later on, Dr. Sciarello arrived at Natalia’s holding cell. In a panic, she tells the doctor that every night, even when she can not sleep, she dreams about killing people. She adds that they have to leave the planet before striving Sciarello. Natalia, who begs to kill her while Sciarello looks in disbelief.

At P-SEC, Marla tells Neumann to go to Union Square, where Abbott will be giving a speech. Abbott is jubilant at the fact that the Marker is about to be moved into the crowd and tells the story of “glorious day” and how they will be waiting for the chance to “ascend and become one with God”. He instructs the crowd to “await the voice of God”. Neumann spots Detective Vera Cortez in the crowd and once again tries to convince her to go home, citing Cortez does not listen. Marla informs Neumann that the Marker is being placed inside the colony as they speak. Suddenly, everyone in the crowd of Unitologists draws out their arms and ears. Abbott orders the crowd to ” listen to the voice of God and prepare them for their own time Neumann tries to stop Do not worry Braham. See you soon. “The crowd, along with Abbott and Cortez then commitsmass suicide . Carthusia watches this gruesome sight from his office and smiles.

Later on, P-SEC officer Jones and McCabe go to check on the Marker. Foreman Barrow, the foreman responsible for the Marker’s transport, informs them all about how to travel sick, with one person even throwing up and collapsing. Barrow is unaware of what happened in Union Square and the officers inform him.

Meanwhile, Captain Matthius is once again talking to Carthusia via video call. He demands that the bodies of the Union Square crowd be frozen so they can be “in top condition” when the  Ishimura  arrives. Carthusia asks if it makes any difference Mathhias replies “Better safe than sorry.” All recumbents of the Church are treated the same way. Carthusia ensures the captain “will get [his] cemetery” and the Captain states that “their” future is depending on it and urges Carthusia to not let “them” down.

Elsewhere in a “megavent”, a technician (later named as Supervisor Cameron) is leading Neumann far along the wind; a strange foul-smelling blob. Neumann attempts to collect a sample when suddenly, to his surprise, the blob moves. Neumann then starts burning the blob despite the technician’s warning that the wind feeds into the entire colony. Neumann responds “Exactly.” Neumann leaves while Cameron resumes the job.

Back in P-SEC, Jones and McCabe are looking at a large list of recent assaults and murders commenting they never see anything like this. Neumann arrives and Jones and McCabe inform him about the Marker’s status. Neumann looks at the list and notices that apart from the mass suicide, there is no violent crime that day. Neumann asks about Marla and they tell him she went home sick from a headache.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sciarello arrives at the apartment of Mrs. Fencher, who is called to be concerned about her husband. She claims to be one of the members of the team who has been uncovered by the Marker, and has not been himself ever since. Sciarello enters Mr. Fencher’s room and finds the walls completely covered in scribbles like Marker’s symbols, and phrases like “Altman Be Praised” and “THE MARKER WILL SET US FREE”. Sciarello finds Mr. Fencher in the corner of the book, and “Death [being] the answer”. When we go to a sedative, Mr. Fencher starts strangling him and screaming “Kill! KILL! DEATH!”, Only to be saved by Mrs. Fencher who injects him with the sedative. Sciarello then compares this to the incident with Natasha and the suicides in Union Square. Mrs. Fencher asks what’s going on and if it’s going to be all right, only for the sake of it.

At Carthusia’s office, Neumann once again confronts the Colony Manager, demanding they abort the operation. Carthusia once again refuses with the same argument as before. Neumann then shows Carthusia a list of all the deaths since the colony started: in the past two and a half years, only 3 deaths had occurred (all working accidents). After the Marker was found, 65 deaths. Carthusia dismissively states that 52 of those were suicides only for Neumann to once again plead for Carthusia to stop this before it’s too late. Carthusia replies it’s already too late. Even if he wanted to have the authority to do so: the  Ishimura  has arrived and Captain Matthius has taken control of the operation.

Issue Four

Issue Four starts with Neumann and Dr. Sciarello walking along a hallway, discussing how things are after the marker has been taken up to the ship. While Neumann states that crimes have gone down, Sciarello replies that “Almost 20% of the staff have psych problems.” When they reach their destination Neumann wonders “If it’s not cured why did [Sciarello] take it out of the secure chambers?” Sciarello replies that “She’s not dangerous anymore, but far from cured.” We quickly discover that Natalia Deshinov is inside the room. They enter the room, with Natalia asking “who’s the cop?” Neumann notes that “[Natalia] seems kinda cheery for a nut-case.” Sciarello answers that “it comes and goes.”

After they leave, Neumann asks about the writing on the walls, which Sciarello points out with the Marker. Neumann hastily leaves, saying he has a friend who would want to know about this. Cameron who tells us how to behave more often than not, but only a few things about it (covering an entire wall). Cameron’s assistant Lambert arrives late afternoon to another case of insomnia, and questions if the stuff grew up overnight, to which Cameron replies “Yeah, and you can make up for late ‘by gettin’ down in those winds and burnin ‘it off. ”

Carthusia is speaking with the Captain about the status of the Marker and Bodies, stating that the Marker is on its way and the murder victims will be on the second shuttle, the suicides will be on a third that will leave soon. Carthusia is excited about the events of the day and will not be joining the  Ishimura  as Matthius points out that the team is not going to be the same. He says he will be a no-fly between planetside and planetside on board. An outraged Carthusia refuses to bring the bodies up himself, saying if Matthias wants them he’ll have to break his own order and get them himself.

Neumann brings Marla to see Natalia. Natalia rambles on saying “there’s no turning back, you do not understand,” and “death is the key.” Marla is stunned at the sight of writing on the walls.

Neumann once again tries to warn Carthusia about the situation, showing him the video from the hub of the megavents. He points out that only a small piece of it exists, and the entire hub is covered with it. It is a fruitlessly trying to convince Carthusia that there is a hostile alien life form on the planet that they somehow missed in the initial sweep and it’s infecting the colony. He once again dismisses him completely and planet-crack will proceed according to schedule in the morning.

Neumann comes to see Marla. She is writing something down, she knows what the Marker is, it has something to do with it. Much to Neumann’s sorrow, she is still obsessed about it and refuses to leave until she’s finished. Planet-crack is about to start, with everyone getting ready. The order is then given and it starts, a flash occurs and the colony undergoes a blackout, resulting in the colonists starting to panic. Neumann loses contact with Marla and can not reach control. Sciarello notes that the backup generators should have turned on by now. He then spots Katie’s ghost, and she tells him “There’s no time, Tom, I’m trying to warn you. As Neumann is hoping to get crowds, Natalia exits her room and Cameron notes the problem with the comm, calling out to Lambert, but receiving no response. He goes to investigate and warns him that he does not get better. As he calls out to him again, a mass of the alien growth surges out of a nearby wind and attacks him. Neumann arrives at Marla’s apartment and she asks about what’s going on. He’s got a bad feeling about what’s going on. She said that she had just realized something about the Marker when the power went out but Neumann interrupts her and says that they need to get to HQ and see what happened. He goes to investigate and warns him that he does not get better. As he calls out to him again, a mass of the alien growth surges out of a nearby wind and attacks him. Neumann arrives at Marla’s apartment and she asks about what’s going on. He’s got a bad feeling about what’s going on. She said that she had just realized something about the Marker when the power went out but Neumann interrupts her and says that they need to get to HQ and see what happened. He goes to investigate and warns him that he does not get better. As he calls out to him again, a mass of the alien growth surges out of a nearby wind and attacks him. Neumann arrives at Marla’s apartment and she asks about what’s going on. He’s got a bad feeling about what’s going on. She said that she had just realized something about the Marker when the power went out but Neumann interrupts her and says that they need to get to HQ and see what happened.

Carthusia has reached the morgue to visit the suicide bodys, apologizing that they could not join the others and that it’s not sure if there will be another chance. The lights are coming down.

Neumann and Marla reach the HQ. She wonders what they are heading for the shuttle if they have any sense. Jones, McCabe and the Commander, Jones, McCabe and the Commander. He spots some of the alien flesh again, pointing out he got there pretty fast from the winds.

Sciarello receives a distress call asking for help, telling him there’s a panic and people are dying. Sciarello is interrupted by what sounds like a scream from the hall and goes to investigate, which they have never seen before.

Neumann is stunned by the condition of the bodies and Marla warns him not to touch them. He agrees that they should call the ME but she says that they need to leave. She once again knows what the carvings are on the Marker mean, it is in fact a set of instructions for altering DNA. As this is happening, back at the Morgue, Carthusia promises suicide victims that their time will come and go. Neumann states that “DNA does not come around and kill people”, but it does not matter if it’s recombinant(confusing Neumann), explaining that they mutate genes at a cellular level, like a cancer or virus. Carthusia tells the bodies that they will all ascend soon. Marla continues her explanation of the Marker that this particular recombinant DNA only spreads through specific target vectors. This confused Neumann “Necrotic flesh” Braham, it infects dead bodies! ” At the morgue, Carthusia says “Altman be praised” as a Necromorph approaches him from behind.

Issue Five

The story picks up where Issue Four left off. Neumann is still confused about the situation with the Marker and what it does. “All right, fine, so it mutates dead bodies, but what did you kill in the first place? This … stuff?” Marla replies that she’s not sure. She attempts to call the  Ishimura but with no luck as the comm is still down. They both watch in disgust as one of the bodies starts to mutate and its ribcage appears to rip itself open. Marla receives a distress call and she is at the front of the line. “We are being attacked! They’re coming …!” Marla is at first confused by who their attackers are. When Neumann sees the creature start to move he tackles Marla to the floor in fear of her safety, but she points out that it was not after her, it was going for another corpse to reproduce again. Neumann starts shooting the creature, swearing to kill Carthusia if he sees him again.

Back at the morgue, Carthusia says “I’m ready, take me.” And almost as if we command the Necromorph impales him through the chest. It leaves the morgue for the hallway. At B7 North Sector 3 we meet the caller of the distress signal. Further, he exclaims “We are being attacked! We’re coming right out of the walls!” but loses the signal and is cut off from further communication as a Necromorph attacks him.

Neumann at first thinks he has succeeded in killing the creature, only to see that he has been mutated into a Necromorph. He shoots the bullets have no effect on it. Marla gets an idea to use an overturned table to trap against the wall. But they realize that the first one is still alive and is still under investigation. Neumann grabs an axis and cuts off the Necromorph’s head, believing it to be dead but they realize it first one will just keep making new ones so they decide to leave. He tries to call Dr. Sciarello but can not get a hold of him. He says they need to head for Union Square and get everyone out and head for the shuttle bay. Marla points out that there is no-fly order in place and Matthias will have a fit.

Sciarello and a few others are seen running for the Med-Labs trying to figure out the situation themselves. One doctor explains they need to be at the Med-Labs as they’re going to be there. Sciarello reluctantly agrees. Sciarello’s wishes, Sciarello’s wishes, Sciarello’s wishes, Sciarello’s wishes. Sciarello starts with a head on the head of the head, only a few moments before the head of the head.

At Union Square the colonists are in mass panic and are waiting for the trams, but the arrival is already full. The conductor attempts to convince them that they will not be allowed to come back, but the colonists are worried that they will be dead before the next one comes. Natalia is seen heading in the opposite direction, which one of the colonists points out that it’s her funeral, to which she responds “Yes, I suppose it is.” Marla and Neumann arrives and he attempts to “organize” the crowd Marla stops him. She thinks they should head for the shuttle on the way. The tram is about to leave you off, but he notices someone climbing on top. He tries to warn them to get off, only to realize it’s not a human. The crowd becomes more panicked than before. Neumann calls out to the crowd to the Necromorphs start to attack.

At East Sector 2, Level 1, Natalia is slowly walking along the halls infested with the alien flesh and dead bodies. Among those are Necromorphs hidden in winds and behind doors, ready to attack. Natalia’s fate is not yet revealed.

At South Sector 4, Level 6, Neumann and Marla are leading the surviving colonists from Union Square. One of them asks “What are the fuck things?” Neumann replies “You would not believe me if I told you.” At first the colonists replies angrily but Neumann tells us that they are hostile and that bullets are ineffective against them. They come up to a closed door and Neumann can not get it open. Neumann shrugs the idea of ​​a two-hour walk. The two hours apparently looks good when the door opens. Beyond the door is a room littered with bodies and the smaller Necromorphs move around to infect them. Neumann states that they can move through safe if they go quietly and quickly, the creatures are too busy with the dead bodies to bother them. The colonists are scared to do so as they witness the creatures “eating” the bodies. One of the colonists heads in to save someone else, kicking the creature off the body, only to realize that the body is already infected. The body has mutated, and a nurse questions what it is. Marla simply responds “It’s a sign that we just ran out of time. A sign that we just ran out of time. Run! ” A sign that we just ran out of time. Run! ”

Issue Six

The final comic begins with the colonist who has been investigating an infected body by the now-infected person, who has transformed into a necromorph. Necromorphs and Marla Neumann, but many of the colonists are slaughtered in the escape. As Neumann gets through the door leading out, he draws his gun, and Marla reminds him that shooting them has no effect. He replies by saying “Who says anything about shooting them ?!” He then aims at a rack of oxygen tanks and shoots them closed, creating a large explosion. Neumann and Marla arrives at the door to the shuttle with the survivors and one of them complains about how everything is the Unitologist’s fault. As Marla opens the door, a huge crowd is trying to get away from it.

Back at the shuttle bay, Marla says that it’s probably a 30-minute round trip for them to return for more passengers. Another shuttle takes off with more passengers, while on board, the pilot and a passenger begin to argue about the excess payload of passengers. Neumann notices that the shuttle begins to rock back and forth from too many people on board and the pilot gets into a fight, resulting in the pilot being knocked out and the shuttle loses control. The shuttle soon after falling and crashes into the launching bay, destroying it and most of the other shuttles. Neumann and the colonists express their frustration while Marla suggests to Neumann that she can get a better communication signal to the  Ishimura from the main communication needle. Neumann tries to dissuade her, saying it is too long of a walk. She refuses however, and they leave the door to go to get a signal. The scene then switches back to Natalia driving to the edge of a cliff (possibly the site of the planet-crack) and marveling at the view before saying “I’m ready.” She then jumps off the cliff, killing herself.

Meanwhile, Marla and Neumann make their way into the comm. needle, with Marla telling him that there is no permanent staff at the needle. They find a door inside to be open, which is strange, since no one works at the needle. Neumann then states that something might have gotten inside before they did. Neumann urges Marla to find a terminal. She was becoming stressed, saying that the orange-like growth might have killed the power and she would have to re-route power. Neumann calms her saying “You’re a genius, remember?” They are interrupted by a necromorphs inside. Neumann quickly loses concentration when he sees his deceased partner Vera Cortez’s body sticking out of the growth. The Necromorphs in the room, and Marla snaps it out of it. Neumann dashes back through the door, with Marla right behind him, who is struck down by a Necromorph. She gets up and tries to run, but is impaled through the chest from behind. A dying Marla hits the close button to the door, saving Neumann but leaving her to be torn apart by the Necromorphs.

As Neumann succumbs to his loss, the scene cuts to his security vid-log from Issue One. He says that Marla died 12 hours before he made the vid-log, and he has not seen another sign of life for the last six hours. He then states (maniacally grinning) that “They say there are no Atheists in foxholes? Well after this, it’s more like the other way around.” He then leaves the vid-log recording and walks away, saying to whoever may find it “Ending the comic series.

Dead Space: Extraction

This is a oneshot issue that comes with Wii game,  Dead Space: Extraction  . It is a prequel comic to the prequel game. The events occur before Isaac arrived on the Ishimura and revolves around Nicole Brennan’s journey to survival of the infection.  [3]

Characters

  • P-SEC  – Planetside Security, the local colony law enforcement.

Major characters

  • Sergeant Abraham Neumann  – A devoted P-SEC operative and protagonist of the comic book’s events; he is usually called “Braham” by his co-workers. He staunchly disagrees, even resents Unitology, making it somewhat ironic that his friend and partner is a Unitologist herself. He mentions having lost his wife to Unitology’s beliefs. After losing everyone close to him and soon losing touch with everyone else, he seems to be on the verge of insanity by the end of the series. The last we see him he is already recording, presumably to his death. In the game, Isaac Clarke finds an audio excerpt of a message. At random, the player can hear a whisper saying “Neumann is dead …” after listening to the audio log.
  • Dr. Tom Sciarello  – The local colony doctor, who is atheist and very confused by events of the story, including experiencing visions of dead friends. In the fifth issue, Sciarello is impaled through the forehead by a Necromorph hanging from the ceiling of the Morgue. An audio log found on the  Ishimura  HAS one of the medical staff members compares His position of the insanity Caused in the crew members to the one Sciarello sides on the colony.
  • Hanford Carthusia  – The manager of the colony, a third-generation Unitologist and constant thorn in the Neumann’s investigation. In the end of the fourth issue, he is approached from behind by a Necromorph, continued in the fifth issue where Carthusia allows himself to be impaled through the chest by it.
  • Necromorphs  – The main antagonists in the  Dead Space series, they do not appear until Issue Zero. Their exact origin is unknown or at least unrevealed. They exist in multiple forms but only two types are seen in the animated comics. According to Marla, the Marker has a series of carvings that are actually a code for recombinant DNA, and it has mutated genes at a cellular level. The suicides were prime targets as they were exposed to the longest, they mutated and started walking shortly after the planet-crack. The Necromorphs attack humans (and possibly other sentient beings) and kill them, leaving them to be infected by another type of Necromorph that crawls around. After mutation, the body appears to rip itself open and develop that they are used to impale and tear apart their victims. From what is seen in the Fifth Issue, Neumann accomplishes with an axis, however, it is possible that it is possible for a weapon to be dismantled, but it is possible to game designers, decapitation is often not enough to kill them, and it would probably be easier to do so, but they would have been hindered as they had been trapped by the creature behind an overturned table. Alien flesh that has been spotted in several locations of the colony, particularly the megavents, which seems to have some sort of connection with the Necromorphs, which in the game turn out to be part of the Hive Mind. which Neumann accomplishes with an axis (however, it is possible that it is possible to create frenzied, which in Neumann’s case would have been hindered as they had trapped the creature behind an overturned table). Alien flesh that has been spotted in several locations of the colony, particularly the megavents, which seems to have some sort of connection with the Necromorphs, which in the game turn out to be part of the Hive Mind. which Neumann accomplishes with an axis (however, it is possible that it is possible to create frenzied, which in Neumann’s case would have been hindered as they had trapped the creature behind an overturned table). Alien flesh that has been spotted in several locations of the colony, particularly the megavents, which seems to have some sort of connection with the Necromorphs, which in the game turn out to be part of the Hive Mind. s case would have been hindered as they had trapped the creature behind an overturned table). Alien flesh that has been spotted in several locations of the colony, particularly the megavents, which seems to have some sort of connection with the Necromorphs, which in the game turn out to be part of the Hive Mind. s case would have been hindered as they had trapped the creature behind an overturned table). Alien flesh that has been spotted in several locations of the colony, particularly the megavents, which seems to have some sort of connection with the Necromorphs, which in the game turn out to be part of the Hive Mind.

Minor characters

  • Detective Vera Cortez  – Neumann’s partner and practitioner of Unitology, a fictional religion within the story. She develops insomnia, eventually becomes more unstable, and takes part in a mass suicide with other Unitologists. To Neumann’s horror, see her last time at the end of the sixth issue, as part of the Necromorph flesh in the com needle.
  • Deakin Abbot  – A First-Class CEC engineer and high-level Unitologist. He is the first to experience strange visions, and leads the mass suicide.
  • Jen Barrow  – The leader of the mining team that discovered the Marker. She is Colin Barrow’s wife, who started the Necromorphosis aboard Ishimura by bringing an Infector and his dead wife with him from Aegis colony
  • Natalia Deshyanov  – The leader of the team dispatched to protect the Marker. She develops a fanatical devotion for the Marker, even at the cost of her own life. She is later placed in protective custody. At the end of the sixth issue she commits suicide by jumping off a cliff, saying “I’m ready, make me whole.”
  • Captain Matthius  – The Captain of the  Ishimura  . He has frequent communications with Carthusia, requesting that corpses be delivered to the  Ishimura  upon their arrival. His fate was most likely alive since the Necromorph infection had not yet spread to the  Ishimura  . He is last seen in issue four, talking to Carthusia via video communication. His death is depicted twice in the  Dead Space  series. Once by Dr. Kyne, who considers it an accidental killing in an attempt to sedate Matthieu as he exhibited symptoms of delirium as seen in a video log and  Dead Space: Downfall  , where it confirmed that the death was an accidental death. Captain Matthius appears in the Dead Space  game as a first Enhanced Slasher who is killed by Isaac, seeking Matthius’ RIG.
  • Supervisor Cameron  – A technician working in the colony’s “megavents”. He is the one who discovered the strange alien growth in the ventilation system and warned Neumann about it. He is later attacked and likely killed by a Necromorph.
  • Marla  – The P-SEC go-to girl. It is implied that she and Neumann are in a relationship. She has an interest in Unitology, more specifically the Marker. It is a currency that the markings it is a code for it and it infects dead bodies, mutating them. In the sixth after partner after the shuttles are destroyed she comes up with a scheme to radio the up to the  Ishimura  and call for help, bypassing the problem with the comm by heading straight for the comm needle, goal upon reaching the needle she realizes que la Alien flesh is probably the cause of all the problems with it. On investigating an open door, she is attacked and killed by Necromorphs.
  • Katie  – Tom’s assistant and nurse. She is killed by a stray cutting beam, and later seen in a vision of Tom’s. She warns Tom and Neumann of the impending doom they are to encounter.
  • Jerry  – A member of Natalia’s team. His fate is unknown, though it is more likely to be killed along with the rest of the colony.
  • Jones and McCabe  – Fellow P-SEC operatives. They are both killed and infected by the end of the fourth issue.

Notes

  1. Jump up^  Wizard ArchivedQ & A2008-05-10 at theWayback Machine.,  Wizard  , March 5, 2008
  2. Jump up^  EA: Dead Space: Language Selector
  3. Jump up^  http://www.antonyjohnston.com/titles/deadspaceextractioncomic/

References

  • Dead Space  at the Grand Comics Database
  • Dead Space  at the DB Comic Book

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