Randall's team is confronted by a swarm of infected pregnant women. The team is disturbed of this, including team member Hammerhead is consciously reluctant to shoot them. Randall otherwise convince them as his team fights their way through to the animal holding room. One member is severely attack b
Prototype #2 is an issue of the series Prototype (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 2009.
Appearing in the 1st Story
- Peter Randall
- Hammerhead (1969)
- CJ (Dies) (1969)
- Sergeant Sam Hendrick (1969)
- Robert Cross (2008)
- Maxwell Robins (Dies) (2008)
- The Infected
- Alex Mercer
- Elizabeth Greene (Flashback only)
Synopsis for the 1st Story
Randall's team is confronted by a swarm of infected pregnant women. The team is disturbed of this, including team member Hammerhead is consciously reluctant to shoot them. Randall otherwise convince them as his team fights their way through to the animal holding room. One member is severely attack by an infected monkey, forcing Randall to kill both the animal and his man.
In present Manhattan, Alex Mercer leaps and escape from a black ops helicopter and lands on the city's streets. He immediately dispose a ground team of black ops with his powers and finished the survivors after lighting motor fuel from the destroyed black ops convoy.
Flashing back to Hope, Idaho, Randall and his surviving team notice that the air strike for Hope's destruction was called off. They are met by Sergeant Sam Hendrick and his unit, which Hendrick inform them that the entire town is compromised and that they are to take a fortified position in a hospital and await for their extraction.
Back in the present day, detectives Garcia and McKlusky reviews Alex Mercer's actions. The detectives are suspicious over the given information from the FBI of how a gifted scientist became a mass-murderer. McKlusky is more keen on the meager information on Mercer and his employment to Gentek, one of the first private companies to do research on manipulating the human genome. He deeply suspects that Mercer is involved in the company for making genetic weapons, which cause him to obtain his powers. Garcia is skeptical of this, but her partner's hunch on whether Mercer is maybe a biological weapon as a byproduct of Gentek remains open in their minds.
Later, McKlusky and Garcia are called into a supposed terror attack. There they find victims mutilated and learned from a police sergeant that what he saw and learned from eyewitnesses that they were attacked by actual monsters. Suddenly dozens of military helicopters appears over the skyline, and soon later armies of black ops forces arrive in the middle of Time Square. The beginning of Manhattan's quarantine.
At a secure location, Peter Randall, now general, announced to Captain Peter Cross that it is their time for what they are trained for, especially in finding Alex Mercer. They are also looking for the whereabouts of Hope survivor Elizabeth Greene, who was infected with the REDLIGHT virus and cost Randall to lose his left arm in 1969, is their top priority in finding her as she will cause more deaths if they don't find her soon. Captain Cross then ask his commander as to what he should do with the police. Randall replies that the NYPD must be clear from the "infected zone" until further notice, and that any policemen found inside the zone are to be killed.
At the middle of the quarantine, Garcia and McKlusky witness martial law put into effect. McKlusky takes Garcia with him to find a friend he knows.
Forty minutes later in Soho, they arrive at the apartment of a conspiracy expert named Maxwell Robins who is packing to leave the city. Max is surprise to see McKlusky again for a year and wants to know why they are here. McKlusky explains that they want to know about Gentek and the monsters. Max explains that Gentek was closely involved with Blackwatch, the armies that are quarantining the city, in which McKlusky acknowledge this and explains that the organization is a special forces unit and has close ties with Gentek in experimenting the human genome for the last forty years. While looking through hacked government files, Max knows little that something biological and deadly is loose in the city which has it's origins tracing back to the 1960s. Before Max could warn the detectives, he is shot dead in the head by a sniper.
- Maxwell Robins is only referred to as Max in this issue before his full name is known in the next issue.
- No trivia.