IDW has been publishing comics loosely based on {{Konami}}'s ''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.

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!!'''Tropes:'''

* 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]].
* [[spoiler: DecoyProtagonist]]: [[spoiler: Troy]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: ''Paint It Black'', ''Hunger'', and ''Past Life'']].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Troy's wife, after discovering that he killed her abusive ex-husband]].

* [[spoiler: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]]: The setting of the second half of ''Hunger''.
* EvilAlbino: Whately, the Order representative.
* 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 SilentHill3]].
* 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]].
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: Troy after being ressurected.]] Also the manifestation of Brett. He doesn't seem like much initially but when he is but back under Christabella's control, [[EldritchAbomination Hoo Boy]]...
* 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.
* MindScrew: Entirely unintentional. 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 bizzare and terribly colored art.
* 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]].
* [[spoiler: 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 moreso 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]].

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