IDW has been publishing comics loosely based on Creator/{{Konami}}'s ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series since 2003 by two different writers: author Scott Ciencin and writer/IDW editor Tom Waltz.

!!'''Comics written by Scott Ciencin:'''

* ''Silent Hill: Dying Inside'' (2003)
* ''Silent Hill: Among the Damned'' (2004, one-shot)
* ''Silent Hill: Paint It Black'' (2005, one-shot)
* ''Silent Hill: The Grinning Man'' (2005, one-shot)
* ''Silent Hill: Three Bloody Tales'' (trade paperback collection of all three one-shots)
* ''Silent Hill: Dead/Alive'' (2006)
* ''Silent Hill: Hunger'' (2006)

!!'''Comics written by Tom Waltz:'''

* ''Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward'' (2008)
* ''Silent Hill: Past Life'' (2010)

''Dying Inside'' stars troubled, self-loathing psychotherapist Troy Abernathy, who takes patient Lynn [=DeAngelis=], a former film student, back to Silent Hill, the haunted town where she was traumatized. He believes that what she saw in Silent Hill is a result of some sort of crime committed against her when she visited the town. Of course, when he takes her back to the town, he discovers that she wasn't making anything up about seeing monsters, or being menaced by [[CreepyChild an evil little girl in a white dress]]. And then, the town has its way with his ''own'' personal demons...

After Troy's disastrous trip to Silent Hill, a young, female punk named Lauryn takes her gang to the town, inspired by the videos that Lynn took during her time there, in the hope that it will garner them some fame and fortune. However, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, Lauryn has her own personal reasons for wanting to venture there...

In ''Paint It Black'', a burnt-out painter finds unexpected inspiration in the horrors of Silent Hill, only to wind up fighting for his life alongside some cheerleaders; in ''Among the Damned'', a suicidal soldier sets off for the town as his final resting place, only to have his life changed forever by a diva who also wishes to escape her past; and in ''The Grinning Man'', a state trooper trails the eponymous undead killer.

''Dead/Alive'' is the proper ending to Ciencin's ''Silent Hill'' comics. It stars a tortured actor named Kenneth who winds up in Silent Hill, which has become a battleground for forces trying to monopolize the town's dark powers.

''Hunger'' tells the story of journalist Douglas Brenneman, who dreams of Silent Hill, despite having a seemingly perfect life, with a decent career and a loving wife. The peace of his neighborhood is shattered when someone is inexplicably murdered, and, as he investigates the incident, he is inexorably pulled into the town.

''Sinner's Reward'' stars professional hit man Jack Stanton, who decides to leave his criminal past behind and ends up in Silent Hill. Unfortunately for him, his past is about to catch up to him now that he's in town...


* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler: Connie in ''Dead/Alive'' and an unnamed woman in ''Hunger''. Both are incubators for Samael, the demon that the Order is trying to resurrect]].
* ClusterFBomb: Christabella. '''Damn.'''
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Troy.]] The trope is much in effect when [[LovecraftianSuperpower you can emit tentacles]] [[HumanoidAbomination from]] [[BodyHorror your chest]].
* CreepyChild: Christabella, the girl that haunts Lynn, [[spoiler: and the other children killed by the Order]].
* DamselInDistress: In ''Sinner's Reward'', this is how Jack meets Sara in Silent Hill (she's being tied up before Jack frees her).
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Sara]].
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Troy]].
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Sara. After [[DamselInDistress Jack frees her]], he offers a gun to Sara, who ''adamantly refuses'' to take it. [[spoiler: However, as the story develops, it turns out that she wouldn't need one, anyway...]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: ''Paint It Black'', ''Hunger'', and ''Past Life'']].
* DrivenToSuicide:
** [[spoiler: Troy's wife, after discovering that he killed her abusive ex-husband]].
** Jack starts out in ''Sinner's Reward'' on the verge of killing himself. [[spoiler: He goes through with it at the end.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler: The setting of the second half of ''Hunger''.]]
* EvilAlbino: Whately, the Order representative.
* EyeScream: In order to desensitize Jack to murder as prerequisite for grooming him to become a professional assassin, Jack's father forced Jack to kill his dog, which Jack did by shooting his dog in the eye.
* FetusTerrible: [[spoiler: In ''Dead/Alive'', the main character's ex becomes an incubator for Samael. Also mentioned in ''Hunger'', but the poor woman isn't named. It ''could'' be Heather from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'']].
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Jack's father, who is a professional assassin himself, pressured Jack to have the same profession as he.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Troy]] in ''Dying Inside'', [[spoiler: fellow soldier Aaron, and Dahlia]] in ''Among the Damned''. However, [[spoiler: the latter reappears alive and well at the end]].
* HowWeGotHere: At the start of ''Sinner's Reward'', Jack Stanton, a professional hit man, [[DrivenToSuicide contemplates suicide]]. The rest of the story details the plot that leads to it.
* HumanoidAbomination: There's a lot of these things here. [[spoiler: Troy after being resurrected.]] Also the manifestation of Brett. He doesn't seem like much initially but when he is but back under Christabella's control, [[EldritchAbomination Hoo]] [[OneWingedAngel Boy]]...
** There's also Christabella, considering that she controls all of the other abominations of Silent Hill and is essentially channeling it's power. And to top it off [[spoiler: Kenneth's mother and by extension, [[HalfHumanHybrid Kenneth himself.]]]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In ''Sinner's Reward'', [[spoiler: The mob boss who ventures into Silent Hill in pursuit of Jack and Jill meets his end this way, courtesy of the Pyramid Head and his Great Knife.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Troy genuinely wants to help people like Lynn, but is too wracked by guilt by his wife's death to even help himself. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, after sacrificing his life to let Lynn go free, he just becomes another one of Silent Hill's demons, a shallow manifestation of his womanizing ways]]. Subverted in that he's more self-destructive than malicious or harmful to others.
* LeaveNoWitnesses: The backstory of ''Sinner's Reward''. [[spoiler: The mob boss Sara's father offended put a hit on Sara's father. Jack, the hit man said mob boss enlisted to eliminate Sara's father, carried out the murder of Sara's father, before killing Sara's mother as well (since she was right next to her husband). On the way out, Jack encountered Sara and, not wishing to run the risk of having Sara incriminating him as a witness, murdered her as well before fleeing the scene.]] Sara is understandably '''angry''' once the truth is made clear.
* MindScrew: Entirely unintentional with Ciencin's comics. Even if you can figure out the annoyingly confusing, nonsensical, and PlotHole filled story, you probably won't be able to figure out what's happening due to the bizarre and terribly colored art.
* MissingMom: Jack's mother died while Jack himself was young, leaving Jack to be raised by his father.
* NamesTheSame: Dahlia. She couldn't be any different from the game's Dahlia though.
* ThePowerOfLove: Quite possibly the only explanation for [[spoiler: Dahlia and Kenneth/Connie/'''the entire world's''' survival]].
* ProfessionalKiller: 2 of them, from ''Sinner's Reward'':
** Jack.
** So is Jack's father, [[FollowInMyFootsteps who forces Jack to become one]].
* ResetButton: [[spoiler: Kenneth pushes it at the end of ''Dead/Alive'', giving him an elusive happy ending for a ''Silent Hill'' character]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: A theme shared in both Ciencin and Waltz's comics.
* TookALevelInBadass: Lynn becomes determined to face her fears and leave Silent Hill. Lauryn seems fairly badass to start, but gets more so once she starts using the Order's magic against them. Douglas may be a mild-mannered journalist, but do '''not''' fuck with his wife.
* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:Lauren deliberately lead her closest friends to their deaths, knowing full well what would happen to them, purely so she could gain zombie slaves. Plus, the whole reason she came to Silent Hill in the first place was so she could take control over the town and its monsters for her own gain.]]
* YouAreTheDemons: [[spoiler: Kenneth. His lineage is key to the Order's plan. His father fell in love with a demon that pretended to be a human. But she was literally a NobleDemon, "of a higher order than these '''animals'''". It's possible that she was actually one of Silent Hill's gods]].
* YourCheatingHeart: Jill, wife of the mob boss who hired Jack, became attracted to Jack upon meeting him (and the feeling is mutual). She and Jack leaving together, and the mob boss' decision to have them brought back to him, drove the plot to ''Sinner's Reward''.