If/Then: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

resident-evil-the-final-chapterWhen it comes to suggesting comics for individuals to check out, it’s often good to start with what they like in other media like television, movies, books, or video games. Enter If/Then, where we’ll throw out suggestions for you to check out!

Returning to theaters this weekend is the kick-ass Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

The human race’s last hope against apocalyptic obliteration is super soldier Alice (Milla Jovovich), but she’s been stripped of her psychic powers. She must form alliances and rally survivors in Raccoon City for the climactic battle against the Umbrella Corporation and its ravenous hordes of the undead. This sixth installment of the video game-inspired franchise is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

So, we’ve got a zombie flick headed up by a kick-ass female lead. I think we’ve got some comics that can fill that niche. If you want to know what you should check out, find out below.


resident-evilResident Evil (Manga by Viz Media) – Did you know there’s Resident Evil comics? The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game, the terrifying origins are revealed.

Published by Viz Media, this manga series will keep you entertained and immersed in the world of Resident Evil. If you love the video games and the movie then you should absolutely check these manga out to find out what you’ve been missing. Each volume perfectly captures and extends the world on the printed page.

The Walking Dead (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics) – Yes, there’s a television series, but before that, there was a comic series. For well over 100 issues the story of Rick, Carl, Michonne, and more has been chronicled in shocking and gory detail.

This one is for fans of the zombie aspect of the movie and video game series it differs enough from the television series that you’ll be kept on your toes and is more gory and unrestrained.

Monstress01_CoverDC Comics Bombshells (DC Comics) – If you like the idea of kick-ass women, this comic series might be for you if you’re also into superheroes. Set in an alternative world this series takes inspiration from bombshell/pin-up art putting the women front and center as the world’s superheroes. What has me including this comic series on the list is its strong feminist leads and it’s women saving the day, much like Alice. Entertaining and action-packed, it’s a solid alternative for those looking for a world where women are the ones doing the punching, taking the lead, and the ones saving it.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse) – Numerous volumes have been released bringing the popular character from television to comics. Released as seasons, the comics act as a continuation of the world made popular on the small screen. Replace zombies with demons and vampires and you’ve got a more teen-friendly take on a similar story.

Monstress (Image Comics) – Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. A horror fantasy series full of monsters and magic is as jaw dropping beautiful to look at as it is engaging to read.


What would you suggest that I didn’t include? Sound off in the comments below!